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The Cabin in the Woods

The 21st century has been an era of horror largely defined by grisly spectacles such as Saw, Hostel and Human Centipede, ploughing misanthropic furrows at the more despairing end of the genre’s spectrum. Maybe this is no surprise – everyone’s world changed for the worst on 9/11, and in an uncertain time where the extremities of human cruelty receive more coverage than ever via the internet, the latest real life atrocity is only ever a click away.

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Creature from the Black Lagoon

A lot of ink has been spilled about the Universal Monsters and their enduring legacy. Creature from the Black Lagoon is no exception. Jack Arnold’s film is well over fifty years old and its popularity shows no sign of waning anytime soon. Like Dracula, Frankenstein, and the Wolfman before him, the Gill-Man remains popular with horror fans of all-ages. With it’s subtle sexual subtext, the movie has practically become a rite of passage for pre-teen horror fans as maturity looms.

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Oculus

Oculus

ModernReviews September 23, 2015 0

Yup, Oculus, the supernatural thriller released last year, might not be the kind of film that lingers in your mind, but it’s packed with moments to have you nervously checking the bathroom mirror-or, rather, just throwing out every mirror in your house, because those things can only cause trouble.

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Poltergeist (1982)

Poltergeist (1982)

80sReviews September 13, 2015 0

Poltergeist is like a funfair ghost train, whisking the viewer from one jabbering to the next, hardly allowing them time to catch their breath. Produced and co-written by Steven Spielberg and directed by Texas Chainsaw Massacre helmer Tobe Hooper, the true authorship of the film remains subject of enduring debate.

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Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park

90sReviews September 12, 2015 0

In 1931, Universal Studios and James Whale delivered Frankenstein, a horrific tale of science playing God. In 1933, RKO and Merian C. Cooper unleashed King Kong, giving depression era film-goers a look into a mysterious island filled with prehistoric beasts. Decades later in 1993, Steven Spielberg and Michael Crichton, two of the premiere fantasists of the era, teamed to fuse the themes of Frankenstein and Kong into one film.

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28 Days Later

28 Days Later

ModernReviews July 14, 2015 0

Widely credited as the movie that reinvigorated the Zombie genre, Danny Boyle’s “28 Days Later” is one of the all time classics and is an absolute must see.

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The Babadook

Horror films, more often than not, are hinged on our primal fears. Death or dismemberment being brought down by mythological monsters or knife wielding psychopaths are such common sights that fans cheer them on. But what of the trauma? The fear of ourselves or our loved ones going mad? Often, as horror fans we forget that these are the truly challenging terrors of real life.

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Devil’s Due

Devil’s Due

ModernReviews June 13, 2015 0

I want to make something very clear, right here in the first paragraph: I know Devil’s Due is a bad film. Dumped in January slot for films that studios know just aren’t going to do that well, it’s packed with plot holes, sloppy writing, dull direction, and just plain dumbness.

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