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Nosferatu (1922)

“Blood is life.” Nosferatu is one of the scariest vampires committed to celluloid. His long, slow-moving fingers and eyes like dark portals make for, arguably, the most sinister movie monsters. He’s more creature than man, more lust than logic. He … Continue reading

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Night of the Living Dead (1968)

“I ‘ought to drag you out there and feed you to those things.” I think the remarkable thing about Night of the Living Dead, the first great zombie movie, is that it digs so deep; it’s hardly a movie about zombies at … Continue reading

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The Evil Dead (1981)

“Kill her if you can, loverboy.” The Evil Dead may not have invented the cabin in the woods trope, and I wouldn’t even say that it perfected it, but God is this movie fun. Sam Raimi starts his career at the … Continue reading

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Videodrome (1983)

“Television is reality, and reality is less than television.”  In a compulsive effort to expand by Blu-Ray collection, I was intrigued by the Criterion release of Cronenberg’s Videodrome. I think body horror is exciting in a niche sort of way, and I’ve … Continue reading

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A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

“Whatever you do, don’t fall asleep.” I was so impressed with Scream that I decided to follow it up with Wes Craven’s most acclaimed movie. Nightmare on Elm Street has always been clumped with a handful of other movies as one of the classics, one … Continue reading

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Freaks (1932)

“You laughed at them, shuddered at them. And, yet, but for the accident of birth, you might be one as they are. They did not ask to be brought into the world. But, into the world they came. Their code … Continue reading

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Scream (1996)

“Now Sid, don’t you blame the movies. Movies don’t create psychos. Movies make psychos more creative!” Meta horror seems to get more acclaim than any pure scary movie these days, and I think a lot of critics might see Scream or Cabin in … Continue reading

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