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The Fades (Season 1) – 6

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Director – Farren Blackburn, Tom Shankland Cast – Iain De Caestecker, Daniel Kaluuya, Johnny Harris, Lily Loveless, Sophie Wu, Natalie Dormer, Tom Ellis, Claire Rushbrook, Robbie Gee, Jenn Murray, Theo Barklem-Biggs, Joe Dempsie Release Year – 2011 Reviewed by John of the Dead The Fades is an “award winning” (BAFTA for Best Drama in 2012) BBC television show that I …

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It (2017) – 8

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Director – Andy Muschietti Cast – Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Chosen Jacobs, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Bill Skarsgård, Nicholas Hamilton, Jake Sim, Logan Thompson, Owen Teague, Jackson Robert Scott, Stephen Bogaert, Stuart Hughes Release Year – 2017 Reviewed by John of the Dead All throughout my childhood my brother and I would watch the …

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Death Note (2017) – 5

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Director – Adam Wingard Cast – Nat Wolff, Lakeith Stanfield, Margaret Qualley, Shea Whigham, Willem Dafoe, Jason Liles, Paul Nakauchi Release Year – 2017 Reviewed by John of the Dead After months of waiting and lots of speculation the American adaptation of the famed Japanese anime series has been released on Netflix. I must admit that from the start I …

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Annabelle: Creation – 7

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Director – David F. Sandberg Cast – Talitha Eliana Bateman, Stephanie Sigman, Samara Lee, Anthony LaPaglia, Miranda Otto, Lulu Wilson, Grace Fulton, Philippa Coulthard, Tayler Buck, Brad Greenquist Release Year – 2017 Reviewed by John of the Dead I know I am not alone in believing that 2015’s Annabelle was a big disappointment. After scaring the hell out of viewers …

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Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key – 7

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Director – Sergio Martino Cast – Edwige Fenech, Luigi Pistilli, Anita Strindberg, Ivan Rassimov, Angela La Vorgna, Daniela Giordano Release Year – 1972 Reviewed by John of the Dead If you are like me, then you clicked on this because the movie’s title screams “giallo film”. For everyone else, you must be wondering what the heck a movie is doing …

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Shin Godzilla – 7

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Director – Hideaki Anno, Shinji Higuchi Cast – Hiroki Hasegawa, Yutaka Takenouchi, Satomi Ishihara, Ren Ôsugi, Akira Emoto, Kengo Kôra, Mikako Ichikawa, Jun Kunimura, Pierre Taki, Kyûsaku Shimada, Ken Mitsuishi, Shingo Tsurumi, Kimiko Yo Release Year – 2017 (US) Reviewed by John of the Dead Growing up, my younger brother and I’s biggest fascination was with dinosaurs, and our hero …

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[Video Game Review] Outlast II – 8

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Release Year – 2017 Developer – Red Barrels Writer – J.T. Petty Engine – Unreal Engine 3 Platforms – Xbox One, Playstation 4, PC I need to start by saying that I am NOT a video game reviewer. While I have enjoyed gaming since my SNES console, my understanding is not on the level that it is for horror movies. …

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Sweet, Sweet Lonely Girl – 6

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Director – A.D. Calvo Cast – Erin Wilhelmi, Quinn Shephard, Susan Kellermann, Frances Eve Release Year – 2017 Reviewed by John of the Dead Sweet, Sweet Lonely Girl is the newest film from Argentinian horror director A.D. Calvo. He has several other horror titles under his belt (which I had never heard of), but this is my first viewing of …

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Lake Bodom – 7

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Director – Taneli Mustonen Cast – Nelly Hirst-Gee, Mimosa Willamo, Mikael Gabriel, Santeri Helinheimo Mäntylä, Sami Eerola Release Year – 2017 Reviewed by John of the Dead These days I take such great joy in coming across horror films that surprise me. This is especially the case with the slasher sub-genre. Slasher films are known to be predictable, cheesy, and …

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Raw – 7

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Director – Julia Ducournau Cast – Garance Marillier, Ella Rumpf, Marouan Iddoub, Rabah Nait Oufella, Laurent Lucas, Jonah Preiss, Bouli Lanners Release Year – 2017 Reviewed by John of the Dead It is almost mandatory that every year the horror genre and its fans hype a film or two, and Raw is one of those films for 2017. Deemed a …