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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, …

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Knights of Badassdom – 6

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Director – Joe Lynch Cast – Ryan Kwanten, Steve Zahn, Peter Dinklage, Summer Glau, Danny Pudi Release Year – 2014 Reviewed by John of the Dead Knights of Badassdom is a film I had high hopes for. A story about LARP-ers (live-action role players) battling a blood-thirsty succubus grasped my attention, then knowing it would come directed by Joe Lynch …

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Under the Shadow – 8

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Director – Babak Anvari Cast – Narges Rashidi, Avin Manshadi, Bobby Naderi, Ray Haratian, Arash Marandi, Behi Djanati Atai, Aram Ghasemy Release Year – 2016 Reviewed by John of the Dead I grew an interest for this film after seeing it on most top 10 horror lists for 2016. From what I read it felt like Iran’s equivalent to The …

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The Monster – 6

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Director – Bryan Bertino Cast – Zoe Kazan, Ella Ballentine, Aaron Douglas Release Year – 2016 Reviewed by John of the Dead The Monster is the newest film from writer/director Bryan Bertino. After succeeding with The Strangers (albeit rumors he stole the idea from French film Them), I was disappointed in his sophomore effort, Mockingbird. This flick intrigued me due …

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Split – 7

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  Director – M. Night Shyamalan Cast – James Mackavoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Betty Buckley, Haley Lu Richardson, Jessica Sula, Izzie Coffey, Brad William Henke, Sebastian Arcelus, Neal Huff Release Year – 2017 Reviewed by John of the Dead I think it is fair to say that Split could be the most ambitious horror film since 2014’s Tusk. M. Night Shyamalan …

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Slasher (Season 1) – 6

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Director – Craig David Wallace Cast – Katie McGrath, Brandon Jay McLaren, Steve Byers, Patrick Garrow, Christopher Jacot, Dean McDermott, Erin Karpluk, Rob Stewart, Jessica Sipos, Mayko Nguyen, Jefferson Brown, Alysa King, Enuka Okuma, Shawn Ahmed Release Year – 2016 Reviewed by John of the Dead Slasher is the first original show for the Chiller network. I enjoy the channel …