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Stung – 6

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Director – Benni Diez Cast – Matt O’Leary, Jessica Cook, Lance Henriksen, Clifton Collins Jr., Cecilia Pillado, Kathleen Renish, David Masterson Release Year – 2015 Reviewed by John of the Dead 2015 gave us Zombeavers, Sharknado 3, and a number of efforts where man is pitted against nature in a grisly battle for survival. Stung is one of those films, …

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Krampus – 8

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Director – Michael Dougherty Cast – Adam Scott, Emjay Anthony, Toni Collette, David Koechner, Allison Tolman, Conchata Ferrell, Stefania LaVie Owen, Krista Stadler, Maverick Flack, Lolo Owen, Queenie Samuel, Luke Hawker, Gideon Emery Release Year – 2015 Reviewed by John of the Dead It has been six years since Michael Dougherty’s debut film, Trick ‘r Treat, put him on the …

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Goodnight Mommy – 8

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Director – Severin Fiala, Veronika Franz Cast – Susanne Wuest, Lukas Schwarz, Elias Schwarz Release Year – 2015 Reviewed by John of the Dead  I, like many others, was left utterly creeped by the initial trailer for this Austrian film. Horror fans should know better than to over-hype flicks in response to a slick trailer, but I couldn’t help it. …

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Let Us Prey – 7

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Director – Brian O’Malley Cast – Liam Cunningham, Pollyanna McIntosh, Bryan Larkin, Hanna Stanbridge, Douglas Russell, Niall Greig Fulton, Jonathan Watson, Brian Vernel Release Year – 2015 Reviewed by John of the Dead Let Us Prey is the debut feature length horror film for Irish filmmaker Brian O’Malley. In this effort he blends some of the genre’s typical clichés into …

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The Hallow – 8

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Director – Corin Hardy Cast – Joseph Mawle, Bojana Novakovic, Michael McElhatton, Michael Smiley Release Year – 2015 Reviewed by John of the Dead The Hallow had me hooked for months. I saw it’s first trailer three months ago, and since then I had been dying to see what appeared to be a The Descent-esque creature film from the highly …

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Pod – 7

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Director – Mickey Keating Cast – Brian Morvant, Dean Cates, Lauren Ashley Carter, Larry Fessenden Release Year – 2015 Reviewed by John of the Dead Pod is a film I did not plan to see, ever. I came across constant negative reviews, and seeing its miniscule budget left me thinking it would be another indie film where the talent is …

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Preservation – 3

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Director – Christopher Denham Cast – Wrenn Schmidt, Pablo Schreiber, Aaron Staton, Cody Saintgnue, Michael Chacon Release Year – 2015 Reviewed by John of the Dead I was intrigued by this film because I enjoy flicks where the antagonists go camping in the woods. Whether they be slasher or creature flicks, I dig the concept. What I don’t dig are …

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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 …