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October 2013

The 13 Greatest Horror Directors of All Time

In honor of Halloween, here are 13 fascinating fright mavens who've made scary movies that much more meaningful.

Gore Is Good!

Like discovering your Dad's stash of Playboys when you were young, the shady, antisocial nature of such disturbing imagery represents the heavy metal equivalent of movies, the raised fist anarchy that many horror fans long to embrace.

‘The Accursed’ (1958)

You hate it when that happens.

‘Hilda Crane’ (1956)

Beware of falling Cranes

This Is Definitely a Man’s World: ‘Wadjda’

(W)riter/director Haifaa al-Mansour has more up her sleeve than undermining the ruling regime. (S)he wants us to see Wadjda for what she represents - the possible future of Saudi Arabia

‘I Am Divine’ Is a Fitting Tribute to a Screen Legend

(A)s a celebration of one of the most unique talents in the history of all mediums, this movie does (Divine) more than justice.

“Truth” vs. “Exploitation”: The Violence in ‘12 Years a Slave’

Those who can't see 12 Years a Slave for what it is are destined to deny its import. If it needs to "exploit" a subject to get people to pay attention, so be it.

The 10 Worst Horror Movies of All Time

There's a big difference between 'horror' and 'horrible', and these 10 films prove the point perfectly.

Franco Does Faulkner: ‘As I Lay Dying’

In essence, As I Lay Dying is a character study and as a director, Franco crafts same with a combination of finesse and an unflinching eye.

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