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Movie Matchups: The Ninth Gate vs. In the Mouth of Madness

Someone named Daniel recently begged me to do an article on Roman Polanski’s 1999 film The Ninth Gate. I’m always happy to oblige my readers, so I promised him I would work it into my schedule. It just so happened … Continue reading

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Movie Matchups: Ghostbusters (1984) vs. Gremlins

1984 was a magical year. A lot of great science fiction and fantasy films came out then, such as The Last Starfighter, The Terminator, The Neverending Story, Splash, and two of the biggest blockbusters of the year – Ghostbusters and … Continue reading

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Short Stories That Grew Into Big Films

Films can come from anywhere. They can be original ideas or adaptations of stories from other media. When they’re based on literature, they usually have a lot of source material to draw from. But what happens when they’re based on … Continue reading

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The Movie That Scared Me as a Child More Than Anything Else: Mr. Boogedy

Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees just come across as silly to me. No, the most horrifying figure I would never want to meet in a dark basement is a man named Mr. Boogedy. Continue reading

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Pleasant Surprises: Scream 4

Why would I talk about a horror film like Scream 4 in January? Isn’t that more of an October thing? Well, it’s a new year with new rules. I’m not a huge fan of the horror genre. I enjoy Alien, … Continue reading

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Movie Matchups: The Shining (1980) vs. Manos: The Hands of Fate

Stanley Kubrick did something that no one else can boast of doing when he made The Shining in 1980. He took the worst horror film ever made, 1966’s Manos: The Hands of Fate, and turned it into the best horror … Continue reading

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6 Movies That Are Better If You Skip the First Half

Some movies are so perfectly set up that you can’t skip a second without feeling totally lost or missing something vital to the whole experience. Films in this category include such gems as Inception, Star Trek II: The Wrath of … Continue reading

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