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Monday, March 30 2015

Exit Life, Pursued by a Bear: ‘Backcountry’

This indie horror flick finds a young couple stranded in the woods looking for safety in an uncaring natural world.


Thursday, March 12 2015

Reviving ‘Magic the Gathering’ With Commander

Commander is a treat to play and watch, especially for someone whose been “out of the game”.


Monday, March 9 2015

‘The Uncanny Reader’ Conjures Up Dreadful Pleasures

If death haunts fewer of the stories collected here than one might imagine, it's because there are things worse than death.


Friday, February 27 2015

‘The Lazarus Effect’ Is an 88 Minute Excuse for Exposition

Because The Lazarus Effect takes so long getting to the supposedly scary stuff, we have to stay focused on either the characters or the content, and both fail.


Thursday, February 19 2015

‘The Haunting of Black Wood’ Contains No Haunting Whatsoever

The issue with this ostensible haunting in Black Wood is not a paucity of dollars in the budget, but rather of tension, drama, and ideas.


Thursday, December 4 2014

Neil Gaiman and P. Craig Russell’s ‘Graveyard Books’ Are Deliciously Scary Adaptations

These two graphic novel versions of The Graveyard Book preserve everything good about the original and add the benefit of visual interpretation by a number of fine artists.


Tuesday, October 28 2014

The 10 Best Games/Traps in the ‘Saw’ Franchise

James Wan and Leigh Whannell didn't start off the Saw series with a focus on the gory "games", but these 10 examples of Jigsaw's various traps explain the franchise's enduring fear factors.


Thursday, October 23 2014

Captain Comics: Neil Gaiman’s Finale to ‘Graveyard Book’ a Grabber

Neil Gaiman constantly surprises, and he’s done it again with The Graveyard Book Volume 2, the wrap-up of the novel’s adaptation to comics.


Tuesday, October 14 2014

The 10 Best New Breed Horror Filmmakers Working Today

They are the contemporary voices of an ages old ideal, the new fear masters in a genre sometimes stunted by its own lack of (critical) legitimacy.


Thursday, September 4 2014

‘Rosemary’s Baby’ Needs a Little Humor

This adaptation of Rosemary's Baby misses out on a lot of the charms of Roman Polanski's original.


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The 10 Greatest Sci-Fi Film Comedies of All Time (Short Ends and Leader) [10.Aug.11]
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Ray Bradbury Wrote Me Back (Features) [1.Nov.10]
CIFF 2010: ‘Bitter Feast’ (Joe Maggio, 2010) (Notes from the Road) [11.Oct.10]
More Body Horror: On Takashi Miike (Mixed Media) [3.Sep.10]
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