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Burying the Ex – 6

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Director – Joe Dante Cast – Anton Yelchin, Ashley Greene, Alexandra Daddario, Oliver Cooper Release Year – 2015 Reviewed by John of the Dead I steer clear of most relationship films in general (unless it’s Forgetting Sarah Marshall), so naturally I don’t delve much into said films in the horror genre. Burying the Ex caught my attention because I too …

Harbinger Down – 7

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Director – Alec Gillis Cast – Lance Henriksen, Camille Balsamo, Matt Winston, Winston James Francis, Milla Bjorn, Giovonnie Samuels, Mick Ignis, Reid Collums, Edwin H. Bravo, Michael Estime, Jason Speer Release Year – 2015 Reviewed by John of the Dead Lance Henriksen in a sci-fi/horror creature film? I was sold before the flick arrived On Demand. From the founders of …

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Banshee Chapter – 7

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Director – Blair Erickson Cast – Katia Winter, Ted Levine, Michael McMillian, Jenny Gabrielle, Vivian Nesbitt Release Year – 2013 Reviewed by John of the Dead I won’t fight anyone who believes that found-footage films are a dime a dozen, but I find myself exceedingly interested in the ones that involve conspiracies. That is the case with Banschee Chapter, which …

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The Monster Squad – 8

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Director – Fred Dekker Cast – Andre Gower, Robby Kiger, Stephen Macht, Duncan Regehr, Tom Noonan, Brent Chalem, Ryan Lambert, Ashley Bank, Michael Faustino, Mary Ellen Trainor, Leonardo Cimino, Stan Shaw, Jason Hervey Release Year – 1987 Reviewed by John of the Dead I think we can all agree that horror films were most fun when we were children. I …

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Dark Was the Night – 6

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Director – Jack Heller Cast – Kevin Durand, Lukas Haas, Steve Agee, Ethan Khusidman, Nick Damici, Billy Paterson, Heath Freeman, Sabina Gadecki Release Year – 2015 Reviewed by John of the Dead What lured me to Dark Was the Night was its inclusion of actor Nick Damici. He is solid in every effort I have seen him in, and as …

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Sphere – 7

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Director – Barry Levinson Cast – Dustin Hoffman, Sharon Stone, Samuel L. Jackson, Liev Shreiber, Queen Latifah, Peter Coyote, Marga Gómez Release Year – 1998 Reviewed by John of the Dead I first saw Sphere in 1998, when I was 13, and I had not seen it again until recently. I knew it would be a sci-fi experience with elements …

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The Hybrid (Scintilla) – 5

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Director – Billy O’Brien Cast – John Lynch, Morjana Alaoui, Craig Conway, Antonia Thomas, Jumayn Hunter, Beth Winslet, Ned Dennehy Release Year – 2015 Reviewed by John of the Dead Sometimes you feel the need for what you know will be obvious B-grade horror, and that was me going into The Hybrid. I went in with low expectations, and much …

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The Lazarus Effect – 5

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Director – David Gelb Cast – Olivia Wilde, Mark Duplass, Evan Peters, Donald Glover, Ray Wise Release Year – 2015 Reviewed by John of the Dead This is a 2013 film that took two years to be released, and that may have had something to do with it not being very good. An obvious play on the orthodox Christian story …

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Cooties – 7

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Director – Jonathan Milott, Cary Murnion Cast – Elijah Wood, Rainn Wilson, Alison Pill, Jack McBrayer, Leigh Whannell, Nasim Pedrad, Ian Brennan, Jorge Garcia, Cooper Roth, Armani Jackson Release Year – 2015 Reviewed by John of the Dead Films about killer children have their place in the genre thanks to the taboo nature of kids killing and (sometimes) kids being …

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Faults – 7

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Director – Riley Stearns Cast – Leland Orser, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Chris Ellis, Jon Gries, Lance Reddick, Beth Grant, Cruz Flores Release Year – 2015 Reviewed by John of the Dead Faults is the debut feature length horror film for Riley Steams and it co-stars his wife, Mary Elizabeth Winstead. The story follows Ansel, a leading authority on the subject …