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Film, Popdose Lists

Popdose Prime: Seven Movie Franchises With Way Too Many Sequels

Sometimes a film cries out for a sequel. And sometimes we cry out when we see a sequel. Here are seven movie series that fall into the...

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Spin Cycle: Wednesday 13, The Dixie Dead

Wednesday 13's fifth proper album of spook show rock and roll is more riff heavy than previous releases and is still more hit than miss....

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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...

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The 31 Days of Halloween, Day 30: Trick ‘r Treat

There are a lot of great horror movies out there. I mean, I wouldn’t be writing this series if I didn’t legitimately believe...

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The 31 Days of Halloween, Day 29: The House of the Devil

Ti West’s The House of the Devil is a peculiar, unassuming little film. It’s an ’80s horror movie created in 2009,...

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The 31 Days of Halloween, Day 25: The Nightmare Before Christmas

So here we are: the final week of the Halloween season. It’s almost bittersweet — and in this, our last seven days together,...

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The 31 Days of Halloween, Days 23-24: Splinter & The Host

Yesterday, we discussed — among other films — Frank Darabont’s The Mist, which examined what happens when groups of...

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The 31 Days of Horror, Days 20-22: A Stephen King Mini-Marathon (The Mist, The Shining, & Silver Bullet)

Nearing the home stretch of this list, I’m aware that we’ve doubled up before: the weekend of October 6th we looked at...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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The 31 Days of Halloween, Day 11: A Nightmare on Elm Street

Yesterday, I made the case for two less-than-stellar films ( When a Stranger Calls and Amusement ) that nevertheless contained...

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The 31 Days of Halloween, Day 10: When a Stranger Calls // Amusement

It often seems as though each modern horror movie can at least muster up one virtuoso sequence, something better than the sum of its...

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The 31 Days of Halloween, Day 9: A Tale of Two Sisters

The appeal of horror cinema is often ephemeral. The pleasures of the genre aren’t always fleeting, of course — what horror...

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The 31 Days of Halloween, Day 8: Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon

As with a full-fledged horror movie, a horror-based comedy doesn’t quite need to reinvent the wheel. It merely needs to appeal to...

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The 31 Days of Halloween, Days 6 & 7: Night of the Living Dead // Dawn of the Dead

First things first: I apologize deeply to the ten or so horror-starved souls out there who went unfulfilled yesterday. It won’t...

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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 —...

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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...

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The 31 Days of Halloween, Day 3: The Descent

For the third day of Halloween, we take a look at crippling fear and claustrophobia in Neil Marshall's UK nail-biter "The Descent"....

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The 31 Days of Halloween, Day 2: The Night of the Hunter

For the second of Popblerd's 31 Days of Halloween, we look at Charles Laughton's "Night of the Hunter", a Gothic, deep-south potboiler...

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The 31 Days of Halloween: May

Popblerd's countdown of 31 great Halloween movies kicks off with Lucky McKee's twisted, bloody character study "May."...

Television, TV Reviews

Popdose’s Winter 2012 TV Preview: “The River”

"Found footage" horror finds its way to TV....

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Mellowmas, Music

The Twenty-Fifth Day of Mellowmas: Oh God, So Terribly Inappropriatemas

By the cold light of Mellowmas morn, Fred Schneider returns to make us all sick. So very, very sick....

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Contests, Film, Listmania

Listmania: Top 20 Scariest Films (#10-1)

There are only five days until Halloween and the Popdose staff is counting down the 20 most frightening films of all time — and as a...

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Farkakte Film Flashback, Film

Farkakte Film Flashback Special: Admit It, You Wanna “Piranha”

As a lake full of pretty young co-eds prepares to be eaten by fish this weekend, Pete Chianca reflects on the bloodthirsty creatures of his...

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Dw. Dunphy On..., Film

Dw. Dunphy On… “Seven”

These things start in the damndest places. During our chat room set up for the recent Oscars telecast, the topic moved to horror films. I...

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Film, Film Reviews

Film Review: “Jennifer’s Body”

To Hollywood’s credit, there’ve been a lot of female-focused thriller/horror films coming out lately. It’s almost as if...

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DVD Reviews

DVD Review: “My Name Is Bruce”

I have to admit, I’ve always been more a fan of B-movie living legend Bruce Campbell‘s personality than I have any of his...