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The Darkness Within: 13 Films That Burrow into Our Psyches

These 13 films help us understand horror as an important mode of cultural expression, as a means to explore the dark inner recesses of ourselves and our society.

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'The Uninvited' Could Be the Nucleus for all American Narrative Horror Cinema

The disparate influences, caginess, and behind-the-scenes difficulties in The Uninvited make for an intoxicating snapshot of a genre on the verge of popular acceptance.

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'The Shining' and the Mocking of David Cronenberg

The fanboys foam at the mouth over recent comments made by David Cronenberg regarding the (oddly) beloved Stanley Kubrick creepshow.

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'Room 237': Kubrick, History, and Lots of Meanings

While this documentary is, on its face, about fans' devotion to Kubrick's Shining and his mode of working, it's also about fandom and investment, as well as about how meaning is gleaned and conjured.

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'Room 237' and the Ongoing 'Shining' Mystique

It's like the Beatles and the whole "Paul Is Dead" thing transported over to celluloid, but instead of records and album covers, we have scenes and visuals and veiled references.

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Bye Bye Bunnies

After six years and 68 re-enactments, the popular internet shorts take a break.

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Something to Do with Death

By manipulating mankind’s fear of death, organized religion clearly emerges as the most ruthless and totalitarian authority institution in the history of the world.

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J Dilla: The Shining

The problem is that while the whole of Dilla's first true posthumous release is incredibly solid and expertly crafted, it's for the most part unremarkable.


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