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‘Pet Sematary’ Documentary Slated For Release in 2016

  ‘Pet Sematary’ is the latest classic horror film to be the focus of a documentary. The documentary, titled ‘Unearthed & Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary’, has been acquired by Terror Films and is set to be released in early 2016. The documentary was written and directed by John Campopiano and Justin White, who […]

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Robert Altman & Popeye vs. Cynema

A few myths need to be dispelled about the 1980 Robin Williams film,  Popeye. It was NOT a boxoffice failure. It was made for 20 million and grossed well over 60 million. While deemed a “disappointment” by Paramount Pictures, it hardly failed.       2. It is NOT Robin Williams’s worst film. I will argue it […]

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Dragons and Zombies, and Stormtroopers, Oh My. (Zombie Apocalypse Defense Force Goes to Dragon Con.)

  This year I represented the ZADF at Dragon Con.  It was no great imposition.  I was going anyway. I go every year. The only real difference is this year I’ll be writing about it.  I’m guessing that many of you have never heard of Dragon Con, and are probably wondering what the hell I’m […]

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The 90s: Designer Horror

Somewhere in the 80s, someone got the idea that horror should be less frightening and more sexy and trendy. I am not sure where it happened, but a good starting point might be Michael Jackson’s Thriller. The “World Premiere Video” back when MTV aired videos and before its implosion was the thing to see. Director […]

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Consuming Cynema PART I

A persistent misconception immediately after the 911 attacks in 2001 is that President George W. Bush urged Americans “to go shopping.” This was not the case. Over the years it’s been simplified into that message. In reality The President said this, “It’s to tell the traveling public: Get on board. Do your business around the […]

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Cynema: Ed Wood–Hollywood’s Whipping Boy

Apparently Michael Medved, the respected film critic gets the credit with dubbing Edward Wood, Jr. the “worst director of all time” by referring to Wood’s crowning film achievement, Plan Nine From Outer Space as perhaps the worst motion picture ever made. This is not only to come to the late Mr. Wood’s defense, but to […]

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Documentaries Every Horror Fan Should See

The Nightmare (2015) ‘The Nightmare’ delves into the phenomena of sleep paralysis. By combing interviews with terrifying recreations ‘The Nightmare’ will leave you scared to close your eyes.   My Amityville Horror (2012) This documentary explores the true story of ‘The Amityville Horror’. In the documentary Daniel Lutz, a member of the family, who moved […]

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Zak Bagans’ ‘Demon House’ Documentary Has Wrapped Production

Many of the paranormal community, and the fans of the paranormal series ‘Ghost Adventures’, have been eagerly awaiting the documentary film ‘The Demon House’, well good news, the film has officially wrapped up production. For those of you who are just now hearing about the project, let me explain. ‘The Demon House’ documentary revolves around […]

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‘The Nightmare’ A Documentary By Rodney Ascher

Imagine that as you slept, you sensed something in the darkness, but  you are paralyzed and helpless, as a shadowy entity comes closer to you, welcome to the world of sleep paralysis. In Ascher’s documentary, titled ‘The Nightmare’ he explores the phenomenon of sleep paralysis and recreates the atmosphere and terror that the victims experience.  Often […]

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Movie Review: ‘Killer Legends’ The Documentary (2014)

As I was surfing through the oceans of movies on Netflix Streaming, I came across ‘Killer Legends’ a documentary about some of the origins of some of the most popular Urban Legends, that have influenced the creation of some of our favorite horror movies. ‘Killer Legends’ was written and directed by Joshua Zeman. ‘Killer Legends’ […]

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