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Pulse, the American remake of Kiyoshi Kurosawa's 2001 horror film Kairo, is the McDonald's Unhappy Meal to the original's elegantly obtuse sashimi o' sorrow.
"...Tucker, Samm Levine and Octavia Spencer. Kiyoshi Kurosawa's 2001 horror film, Kairo, is an unnerving riff on modern Japan's..."

Aug. 18, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

It's Alive!
Texas (finally) gets a horror-film convention to call its own
"...For years, Texas horror-movie fans have been left out in the cold and..."

Feb. 3, 2006 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Saw is indeed a horror movie, but not necessarily in the manner the filmmakers intended.
"...realization of just how undeserved that buzz actually is. Horror aficionados have been hearing for so long now about..."

Oct. 29, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Jeepers Creepers 2
This horror sequel is more snooze than nightmare.
"...scripting, Jeepers Creepers 2 is the kind of limp horror retread whose only saving grace may be that it..."

Aug. 29, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

"...Donnie Wahlberg. Dreamcatcher, an adaptation of Stephen King’s unwieldy horror/sci-fi novel of the same name, is either a canny..."

March 21, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Dusk Til Dawn Horrorthon
"...Directed by: Various. Horror, blood, monsters, and gore – from dusk ’til dawn...."

Oct. 15, 2002 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Stuart Bloody Stuart
Filmmaker Stuart Gordon hits the Alamo with his latest H.P. Lovecraft adaptation.
"...Chronicle: You're from Chicago's northwest side. Was that a horror-movie mecca when you were a kid, in terms of..."

June 28, 2002 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

"...wants to be. Dickerson knows the tropes of the horror genre in and out and he uses them to..."

Oct. 26, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

" a pastiche of just about everything in the horror section, from Alice, Sweet Alice to The Wizard of..."

April 27, 2001 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Book of Shadows: Blair Witch Two
"...the best comedy of the year? Or the worst horror film of the decade? Either way you look at..."

Oct. 27, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Eat Him Up
Reviews of the Italian horror maven's Cat in the Brain, The Beyond, Gates of Hell, and Zombie
"...with Fulci's extreme and often incomprehensible vision of nonredemptive horrorshows on the screen. The Gates of Hell appeared the..."

Oct. 29, 1999 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

The Rage: Carrie Two
"...that this quickie updating of the seminal De Palma horror show Carrie is marginally less palatable than a veal..."

March 12, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Day of the Beast
De la Iglesia builds this original horror film around a priest who belives the Antichrist will be born on Christmas Day. The director's unique visions blend ultra-violence and satiric touches make this a stunning example of his work screening in this four-part Alamo series.
"...superheroes and freak show gore, and this subsequent comic horror film is nothing short of a hangman's slapstick masterpiece...."

Feb. 26, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

In Dreams
"...dream imagery in the more conventional stylistics of the horror film. Even more conventional (a phrase I certainly never..."

Jan. 15, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Dee Snider's Strangeland
"...Goethe, and others in a stilted, sonorous tone. The horror, the horror. When Howdy absconds with Detective Mike Gage's..."

Oct. 9, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Killer Condom
"...called Killer Condom. But this silly yet fascinating comic horror/detective story has a lot more on the ball than..."

Aug. 21, 1998 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

"...a sluggish aerial wound, but its too-frequent reliance on horror film clichés leaves it lacking the Seven-ish punch it's..."

June 19, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh
"...Barker (who serves as executive producer here), this straightforward horror yarn fleshes out the original film's premise of the..."

March 24, 1995 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Mangler
"...and for all that he's the Michael Cimino of horror films. A tale of demonic possession in an industrial..."

March 10, 1995 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Tales From the Crypt Presents Demon Knight
Good performances and lots of blood and gore can't save this illogical TV-to-screen story from itself.
"...blood, gore, monsters, and gratuitous T&A. The plot holds horror-movie promise, with Sadler starring as a heroic war veteran..."

Jan. 20, 1995 Movie Review by Joey O'Bryan

Heavenly Creatures
This early film by Jackson is a startling genre-bender that combines drama, comedy, fantasy, romance, and horror in a story about the friendship between two schoolgirls.
"...Diana Kent, Clive Merrison and Simon O'Connor. New Zealand horror comedy specialist Peter Jackson (Meet the Feebles, Dead Alive)..."

Dec. 16, 1994 Movie Review by Joey O'Bryan

Wes Craven's New Nightmare
"...the character of Freddy Krueger has grown into a horror film and cultural icon, trading in his ominous silences..."

Oct. 21, 1994 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

"Lesbian Vampires"
"...misunderstood and persecuted by society because it's different. It's horror as sociology and filmmaking by thesis, and in one..."

July 22, 1994 Movie Review by Robert Faires

"...Ron Perlman, who's looking more and more like Forties horror star Rondo Hatton every minute) are searching high and..."

July 8, 1994 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Innocent Blood
"...uneven to say the least, returns to the modern-day horror film, a genre he had good luck with in..."

Oct. 2, 1992 Movie Review by Kathleen Maher

Dolly Dearest
"...define our terms here. If you're going to a horror film, because you want to scream and giggle and..."

Oct. 25, 1991 Movie Review by Kathleen Maher

DC finally gets to the heart of why we love superheroes
" such, filmmaker David F. Sandberg (the underwhelming 2016 horror film Lights Out) is given a fair amount of..."

April 5, 2019 Movie Review by Matthew Monagle

DVDanger: Three Holiday Horrors
A trio of chillers, but which do you want in your stocking?
"...Horror and the holidays go together like trees and tinsel,..."

Dec. 23, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Anna and the Apocalypse
Scottish zombie musical is your new Christmas playlist
"...thing as a Hollywood ending," chorus the cast of horror-musical Anna and the Apocalypse, and take that warning to..."

Nov. 30, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

How do you make killing Nazi zombies this dull?
"...Remove the horror aspects, and Overlord is ham-fisted and oddly unimpressive. There..."

Nov. 9, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

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