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Found – 7

In Found - 7 by john

Director – Scott Schirmer Cast – Gavin Brown, Ethan Philbeck, Phyllis Munro, Louie Lawless, Alex Kogin, Andy Alphonse, Shane Beasley Release Year – 2014 Reviewed by John of the Dead My friends told me about this flick, and after reading a little on its plot I figured it would be an engaging experience. Filmed on a very miniscule $8,000 budget, …

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Area 51 (2015) – 5

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Director – Oren Peli Cast – Reid Warner, Nikka Far, Darrin Bragg, Ben Rovner Release Year – 2015 Reviewed by John of the Dead Almost six years after he initially began production, following the success of Paranormal Activity, Oren Peli’s sophomore film is here. Once again, Peli employs the found-footage format to tell a tale falling into another popular sub-genre: …

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The Canal – 7

In The Canal - 7 by john

Director – Ivan Kavanagh Cast – Rupert Evans, Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Hannah Hoekstra, Kelly Byrne, Steve Oram, Calum Heath, Carl Shaaban, Anneke Blok, Paddy Curran, Alicja Ayres Release Year – 2014 Reviewed by John of the Dead Irish horror appeals to me because regardless of the subject matter, the film / atmosphere is always dark and gloomy. Whether it be The …

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Unfriended – 5

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Director – Levan Gabriadze Cast – Shelley Hennig, Moses Storm, Matthew Bohrer, Courtney Halverson, Will Peltz, Renee Olstead, Jacob Wysocki, Heather Sossaman Release Year – 2015 Reviewed by John of the Dead As someone who is always on a computer and trying to keep up with social media, I can appreciate a film like Unfriended. Horror films have always reflected …

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Black Mask (short) – 7

In Black Mask (short) - 7 by john

Director – Alex Colonna Cast – Stephen Manley, Nailya Shakirova, Tiffany Rose Thomas, Megli Micek, Ellie Barquist, Jenevieve Serpentine Sorceress Release Year – 2014 Reviewed by John of the Dead Black Mask is an 18 minute short film that I came across on Amazon Prime’s streaming service. It had some good reviews so I gave it a go and was …

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A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night – 8

In A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night - 8 by john

Director – Ana Lily Amirpour Cast – Sheila Vand, Arash Marandi, Marshall Manesh, Mozhan Marnò, Dominic Rains, Rome Shadanloo Release Year – 2014 Reviewed by John of the Dead This is a film I wanted to watch back in mid-2014, but there were no theater showings nearby and I had to wait until it hit VOD 9 months later. A …

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Wolfcop – 7

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Director – Lowell Dean Cast – Leo Fafard, Amy Matysio, Sarah Lind, Corinne Conley, Jonathan Cherry, Aidan Devine Release Year – 2015 Reviewed by John of the Dead Every year we have a horror film with an outlandish story heavy in badassery, and Wolfcop is one of those films. Much like Hobo With A Shotgun, we see some good gore …

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V/H/S: Viral – 5

In V/H/S: Viral - 5 by john

Director – Marcel Sarmiento, Gregg Bishop, Nacho Vigalondo, Aaron Moorhead, Justin Benson Cast – Emmy Argo, Emilia Ares Zoryan, Justin Welborn, Shane Brady, Dan Caudill, Natalia Ferreiro, Kelly Misek Jr. Release Year – 2014 Reviewed by John of the Dead This anthology series has proved to be a roller coaster for genre fans. V/H/S was enjoyable, with only one bad …

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It Follows – 9

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Director – David Robert Mitchell Cast – Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Olivia Luccardi, Lili Sepe, Daniel Zovatto, Jake Weary Release Year – 2015 Reviewed by John of the Dead Hype can be both a blessing and a curse. Hype gives small low-budget films the chance to achieve a wider audience via a theatrical release, but it also sends in viewers …

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Animal – 5

In Animal - 5 by john

Director – Bret Simmons Cast – Joey Lauren Adams, Elizabeth Gillies, Paul Iacono, Thorsten Kaye, Amaury Nolasco, Keke Palmer, Jeremy Sumpter, Parker Young Release Year – 2014 Reviewed by John of the Dead All my life I have been a sucker for the old-fashioned creature feature, and while they “don’t make them like they used to” I’m still appreciative of …