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 …

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Hide and Go Shriek – 6

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Director – Skip Schoolnik Cast – Bunky Jones, Brittain Frye, Annette Sinclair, George Thomas, Donna Baltron, Scott Fults, Ria Pavia, Sean Kanan Release Year – 1988 Reviewed by John of the Dead I am currently on a slasher binge, trying my best to watch the remaining 70s/80s slasher flicks on my queue.  There are some I will probably never come …

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The Driller Killer – 5

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Director – Abel Ferrara Cast – Abel Ferrara, Carolyn Marz, Baybi Day, Harry Schultz, Alan Wynroth Release Year – 1979 Reviewed by John of the Dead For a slasher fan, there is no way one can pass over a film titled The Driller Killer. The film gained notoriety for being among the many films on the UK’s list of “video …

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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 …