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I've Seen Things You People Wouldn't Believe

Roast beef on fire next to the pork shoulder on our iron skillet… I’ve watched tin foil glitter in the microwave next to the Anheuser beer. 14 more words

Zombie New Wave, No Budget Restrictions: Day of the Dead

Underwhelming audiences upon it’s release in 1985, George A Romero’s third Dead movie has in recent years undergone something of a critical revaluation, with some even wishfully claiming it a misunderstood masterpiece (probably helped along by the fact that it is, by his own admission, Romero’s favorite among the series). 1,639 more words

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Review: District 9

District 9 is not a nuanced film, nor is it’s metaphor. Filmed in the slums of Johannesburg, there’s an eerie, earthen verisimilitude to the film’s physicality that simultaneously lends South Africa a depressing gritty realism and expounds upon it’s alienized social distance. 781 more words

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Midnight Screening: I Walked with a Zombie

I Walked with a Zombie was the second film Val Lewton produced once given complete control of RKO’s horror unit, and it was released only a year after Cat People, his most famed horror film. 1,046 more words

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Double Screamings: Stake Land and We Are What We Are

With the summer release of Jeff Mickle’s new film, Cold in July, set to prove him as a director of considerable skill who’s in it for the long haul, it seems appropriate to look back on his two previous, relatively unknown and under-appreciated films, truly strong efforts both and films any discerning horror fan can appreciate. 1,240 more words

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