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Pet – 5

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Director – Carles Torrens Cast – Dominic Monaghan, Ksenia Solo, Jennette McCurdy, Da’Vone McDonald, Nathan Parsons, Janet Song, Sean Blakemore Release Year – 2016 Reviewed by John of the Dead Pet is the newest film from Apartment 413 director Carles Torrens and The Lazarus Effect writer Jeremy Slater.  Am American/Spanish production, it debuted at SXSW 2016 and was released to …

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The Tortured – 5

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Director -Joe Lieberman Cast – Erika Christensen, Jesse Metcalfe, Bill Moseley, Bill Lippincott, Fulvio Cecere, Thomas Greenwood Release Year – 2012 Reviewed by John of the Dead This is a flick I had been meaning to watch for years, but I would constantly put it aside for other efforts. Originally filmed in 2007 but not released until 2010, I assumed …

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Bates Motel: Season 1 – 7

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Director – Tucker Gates, Ed Bianchi, S.J. Clarkson, Paul A. Edwards, Johan Renck, David Straiton Cast – Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore, Max Thieriot, Olivia Cooke, Nestor Carbonell, Mike Vogel, Nicola Peltz, Keenan Tracey, Ian Tracey, Keegan Connor Tracy, Aliyah O’Brien, Jenna Romanin, Vincent Gale Release Year – 2013 Reviewed by John of the Dead I am sure that Bates Motel …

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The Girl with All the Gifts – 7

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Director – Colm McCarthy Cast – Sennia Nanua, Gemma Arterton, Glenn Close, Paddy Considine, Anthony Welsh, Fisayo Akinade, Anamaria Marinca, Dominique Tipper Release Year – 2017 Reviewed by John of the Dead The Girl with All the Gifts intrigued me because it is a zombie film with six-time Academy Award nominee Glenn Close in a prominent role. I was curious …

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The Belko Experiment – 6

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Director – Greg McLean Cast – John Gallagher Jr., Tony Goldwyn, Adria Arjona, John C. McGinley, Melonie Diaz, Owain Yeoman, Sean Gunn, Brent Sexton, Josh Brener, David Dastmalchian, David Del Rio, Gregg Henry, Michael Rooker, Rusty Schwimmer, Gail Bean, James Earl Release Year – 2017 Reviewed by John of the Dead The Belko Experiment excited me for two reasons. First, …

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Train to Busan – 8

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Director – Sang-ho Yeon Cast – Yoo Gong, Soo-an Kim, Yu-mi Jung, Dong-seok Ma, Woo-sik Choi, Ahn So-hee, Eui-sung Kim Release Year – 2016 Reviewed by John of the Dead I had been meaning to give Train to Busan a watch for the longest time after seeing it on the majority of top 10 horror lists for 2016. Those familiar …

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Life – 7

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Director – Daniel Espinosa Cast – Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Ryan Reynolds, Hiroyuki Sanada, Ariyon Bakare, Olga Dihovichnaya, Ryan Reynolds Release Year – 2017 Reviewed by John of the Dead “We were better off alone.” is the film’s tagline, and it could not be more appropriate. I love stories like these, where humans in space are faced with an overwhelming …

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The Eyes of My Mother – 7

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Director – Nicolas Pesce Cast – Kika Magalhães, Diana Agostini, Olivia Bond, Will Brill, Joey Curtis-Green, Flora Diaz, Paul Nazak, Clara Wong Release Year – 2916 Reviewed by John of the Dead This effort made waves last year after debuting at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and then finding itself on numerous top 10 horror lists. It was because of …

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Kong: Skull Island – 7

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Director – Jordan Vogt-Roberts Cast – Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, John C. Reilly, John Goodman, Corey Hawkins, John Ortiz, Tian Jing, Toby Kebbell, Jason Mitchell, Shea Whigham, Thomas Mann, Eugene Cordero, Marc Evan Jackson, Will Brittain Release Year – 2017 Reviewed by John of the Dead Words could not express my excitement when I saw the first …

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Get Out – 8

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Director – Jordan Peele Cast – Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Catherine Keener, Bradley Whitford, Caleb Landry Jones, Marcus Henderson, Betty Gabriel, Lakeith Stanfield, Stephen Root, LilRel Howery Release Year – 2017 Reviewed by John of the Dead For the last decade or so I have been quite vocal (in person) about my dislike for movie trailers these days. To me, …