Next of Kin (1982)

Sometimes the words on a page are so evocative that they bring to mind images that are so striking that they could only come from dreams. This is a distinguishing characteristic of Next of Kin, a film which can be best described as a stimulating audiovisual experience. It contains scenes of distorted perspective, scenes in..

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Silent Night, Bloody Night (1972)

Looking to sell your grandfather's mansion and make a quick buck, are ya? Well, if you manage to attract minimal attention, chances are the inspectors won't notice anything out of the ordinary -- that is, unless there isn't an unknown assailant who has a penchant for surprising trespassers. Talk about property protection! The bloody bits,..

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Disturbing Behavior (1998)

Impressionable young minds, bizarre experiments, and an administration with questionable motives. Sounds like high school at its worst, doesn't it? Well, at least maintaining high marks and having a clean nose are effective ways of curbing teen angst. After all, no parent wants to hear that their child is falling behind, but then again, passing..

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Blood and Black Lace (1964)

Fashion models, brutal murders, exquisite colors, elaborate set pieces, and a rhythmic score. These are the elements that are brought to life in what is a stunner of a giallo, and so the viewing experience is nothing short of engrossing. There's no denying that Bava is at his peak here. He relies on simple methods,..

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Kolobos (1999)

If the eye is the window into the soul, then the camera is the window into its subjects. That comes to mind as I put my viewing experience into words, which is a bit of challenge because I didn't expect the camera to serve as a means of capturing the beauty and poetry of everyday..

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Noroi: The Curse (2005)

While I haven't dabbled in paranormal research myself, I was into Masafumi's quest for the truth behind the supernatural occurrences. As such, I felt as though I was observing his sphere of influence. Conversations about ectoplasmic worms, depictions of demonic possession, and the disappearances of locals -- I didn't expect those to have such attentiveness,..

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The Thing

Perhaps the greatest remake of all time, John Carpenter took the 1951 classic The Thing From Another World and upped the ante big time. Following the novella Who Goes There more closely then the 1951 original, John Carpenter, Bill Lancaster and John w Campbell Jr weave a fantastic horror film in the spirit of Alien...

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