31 Days of Horror Movies | Day Thirty-One: Halloween (1978)

And here it is, the movie you all knew was coming. The one film that is most likely on everyone's "Must Watch On Halloween" list. The movie named after the day itself. I'm speaking, of course, of John Carpenter's 1978 classic: Halloween! --- Details: Year Released: 1978 Written By: John Carpenter, Debra Hill Directed By: …

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31 Days of Horror Movies | Day Thirty: A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

Wes Craven is a disturbed individual. No, really. He read a string of LA Times articles printed in the 1970s about a number of men in South East Asia who died under mysterious terms while experiencing vivid nightmares. A normal person reads a few articles of that nature and thinks "Oh, how terrible." or "Those …

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31 Days of Horror Movies | Day Twenty-Nine: Friday the 13th (1980)

The slasher genre of horror movie is a thing of beauty. You take a bunch of teenagers doing "bad" things (having sex, drinking alcohol, doing drugs) and toss in a maniac with a machete to "punish" them. To death. The 1980s was lousy with slasher films, many of which are being remade today, but arguably …

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31 Days of Horror Movies | Day Twenty-Eight: Night of the Living Dead

I've already covered zombies, with Zack Snyder's 2004 remake of Dawn of the Dead, but I felt it only right to go all the way back to the film that started it all, the film that changed the very meaning of the term "Zombie" and gave us all a genre of horror movie that remains …

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31 Days of Horror Movies | Day Twenty-Seven: Creepshow

There's something magical about a horror anthology film, especially one that ties all the stories together in some way. It's a series of morality tales, all teaching you something different about yourself or the world around you, in one package. A bargain, a lost art form, and a sub-genre that is in major need of …

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31 Days of Horror Movies | Day Twenty-Six: Silver Bullet

The 1980s was a good time for werewolf fans. With An American Werewolf in London The Howling opening in theaters early in the decade, the latter spinning into a franchise of sequels with varying success, there was even a television series that aired a single season between 1987 and 1988 entitled, simply, Werewolf. Another gem …

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31 Days of Horror Movies | Day Twenty-Four: Wolfen

Before you roll your eyes and give up on me for reviewing yet another werewolf movie, wait! This is, in fact, not a werewolf movie. Although the film has the word "Wolf" in the title and was released in 1981, along with The Howling and An American Werewolf in London, it's definitely not about werewolves. …

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31 Days of Horror Movies | Day Twenty-Three: Bad Moon

When someone brings up the name of Mariel Hemingway, what movies come to mind for you? Star 80? Maybe Superman IV: The Quest for Peace? Me too. But for me, there's another movie that comes to mind. One that most people familiar with Mariel Hemingway's work have overlooked, either by choice or simply by not …

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31 Days of Horror Movies | Day Twenty-Two: Cursed

Wes Craven is known as one of the masters of horror, thanks to unforgettable contributions like The Hills Have Eyes, The Serpent and the Rainbow, the ever popular series of Scream films, as well as creating one of the most memorable horror franchises ever with A Nightmare on Elm Street. None of his movies are …

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