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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 …

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Body – 5

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Director – Dan Berk, Robert Olsen Cast – Helen Rogers, Alexandra Turshen, Lauren Molina, Larry Fessenden, Adam Cornelius Release Year – 2015 Reviewed by John of the Dead Body is a character-driven film where the horror derives from the depravity of the decisions made by the protagonists when faced with a daunting situation. This is a film where you will …

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The Void – 7

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Director – Jeremy Gillespie, Steven Kostanski Cast – Aaron Poole, Kenneth Welsh, Daniel Fathers, Kathleen Munroe, Ellen Wong, Mik Byskov, Art Hindle, Stephanie Belding, James Millington, Evan Stern, Grace Munro Release Year – 2017 Reviewed by John of the Dead The Void is a film I was excited to see, as its trailer left me yearning a modern day film …

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Evolution (2016) – 7

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Director – Lucile Hadzihalilovic Cast – Max Brebant, Roxane Duran, Julie-Marie Parmentier, Mathieu Goldfeld, Nissim Renard Release Year – 2016 Reviewed by John of the Dead Evolution is the sophomore effort for French director Lucile Hadzihalilovic, and fans of her debut film Innocence had to wait over a decade for this one. I took my time getting to this effort …

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Alien: Covenant – 8

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Director – Ridley Scott Cast – Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Demián Bichir, Carmen Ejogo, Jussie Smollett, Callie Hernandez, Amy Seimetz, Nathaniel Dean, Alexander England, Benjamin Rigby, Uli Latukefu, Tess Haubrich, Lorelei King, Goran D. Kleut, Andrew Crawford, Javier Botet, Guy Pearce, Naomi Rappace, James Franco Release Year – 2017 Reviewed by John of the Dead In …

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Beyond the Gates – 7

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Director – Jackson Stewart Cast – Graham Skipper, Chase Williamson, Brea Grant, Barbara Crampton, Matt Mercer, Justin Welborn, Jesse Merlin, Sara Malakul Lane, Henry LeBlanc Release Year – 2016 Reviewed by John of the Dead Beyond the Gates is a film I had wanted to see after digging its initial trailer. The storyline involves a video rental store that centers …

Texas Frightmare Weekend 2017

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  This past weekend marked my fourth year attending Texas Frightmare Weekend, and just like the three previous years, this weekend was a blast. Lloyd Cryler & co. always manage to bring guests I really want to meet, and this did not disappoint this year. Because last year’s lineup (George A. Romero, Robert Englund, Tom Savini, David Arquette, Matthew Lillard, …

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Bug – 7

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Director – William Friedkin Cast – Ashley Judd, Michael Shannon, Harry Connick Jr., Lynn Collins, Brían F. O’Byrne Release Year – 2006 Reviewed by John of the Dead This film debuted a decade ago and despite receiving good reviews from critics I didn’t care to see this film. Why? Because its director, William Friedkin – director of The Exorcist, stated …