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The 31 Days of Halloween, Day 31: Halloween

The 31 Days of Halloween, Day 31: Halloween

Well, was anybody shocked? Remember, when I was setting up this series — back with Day 1′s write-up of May — I warned you that the actual holiday’s corresponding movie was going to be a predictable choice. Given that John Car…

Horror Movie Marathon: Part Six

Horror Movie Marathon: Part Six

For Part Six of the Horror Movie Marathon, Kelly watches a boogie man movie and a haunted house movie, but wasn’t really scared by either.

The 31 Days of Halloween, Day 19: Sleepaway Camp

The 31 Days of Halloween, Day 19: Sleepaway Camp

We discussed, way back on day 4 of this shindig, the intangible sense of pleasure a cheesy ’80s horror movie has to offer; while that entry,  Night of the Demons , makes its mark with irrepressible atmosphere and delightfully low-rent ’…

The 31 Days of Halloween, Day 17: Black Sabbath

The 31 Days of Halloween, Day 17: Black Sabbath

There’s something about a horror anthology that has always sucked me in. I remember distinctly my fourth-grade teacher reading aloud Alvin Schwartz’s immortal compendium of terrifying tales, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. It was a m…

The 31 Days of Halloween, Day 15: Deep Red

The 31 Days of Halloween, Day 15: Deep Red

Regardless of what legendary giallo pioneer Dario Argento’s finest film is — I wager that most would say Suspiria, but Inferno gets a lot of love too — it’s hard to deny that his lurid, grotesque murder mystery Deep Red is am…

Horror Movie Marathon: Part Five

Horror Movie Marathon: Part Five

Part Five of Kelly’s Horror Movie Marathon finds her watching two films about grieving parents facing supernatural challenges in their new homes.

The 31 Days of Halloween, Day 12: The Orphanage

The 31 Days of Halloween, Day 12: The Orphanage

We hear a lot about being haunted around Halloween. It’s a word often used to reference ghosts, and what they do when they’re stuck between planes of existence; it’s also how certain movies make us feel, especially when their spect…

Horror Movie Marathon: Part Three

Horror Movie Marathon: Part Three

In part three of her horror-a-thon, Kelly Stitzel finally gets around to watching The Cabin in the Woods, ponders whether or not the Better Off Dead paper boy grew up to become a serial killer, and catches up with a lost Thora Birch/Keira Knightley joint.

The 31 Days of Halloween, Day 5: Them

The 31 Days of Halloween, Day 5: Them

Against all odds, it seems as though modern-day French horror has a keen grip on what is truly frightening. It can be intense — Pascal Laugier’s eviscerating Martyrs taps into difficult notions of pain and existentialism, while Alexandre…

The 31 Days of Halloween, Day 4: Night of the Demons

The 31 Days of Halloween, Day 4: Night of the Demons

As I sit down to sell you on Kevin Tenney’s little-respected Night of the Demons, I find it important to reiterate once again that this series is not designed as a treatise on the best horror films of all time. There’s going to be some o…