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Midnight Picnic by Nick Antosca

Most authors won't kill a kid in their stories, and those who do will do it lightly, reaping all the pathos without having to deliver the scene.

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Orange Flower Water: Luna Theater Company, Philadelphia

By Craig Wright; Directed by Gregory Scott Campbell; Starring Damon Bonetti, Chris Fluck, Amanda Grove, and Janice Rowland

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Studio One Anthology

Everything gold can stay: Studio One returns, on DVD.

Matthew Sorrento
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Classic Props Over Digiscreen in David Wood's James and the Giant Peach

This may play like Dahl on Cliffnotes to the adults, but the brief running time and exaggerated set pieces fall right into the little ones' hands.

Matthew Sorrento
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Timecrimes (Los Cronocrímenes)

Nacho Vigalondo's reinvention of Pandora's Box plays upon the nerves as much as the intellect.

Matthew Sorrento
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Hero of the Underground by Jason Peter

Hero reveals all the glorious dreams promised to a talented young athlete. It's the story of an American neo-archetype: the ascent into stardom that turns into a descent into addiction.

Matthew Sorrento
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Kiss of the Spider Woman

The novel was ideal for independent filmmaking; the resulting film, even more than 20 years later, is still superb.

Matthew Sorrento
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Unchartered Territory: The Making of an Icon in The James Stewart Western Collection

As he headed westward in his films, a new, darker Jimmy Stewart helped redefine a genre.

Matthew Sorrento
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Camping Out at the Graveyard

When we relax and revel in the campy ghouls, our nerves are left fresh for the film’s terrifying bite; the last and sharpest of which comes at the searing downbeat ending.

Matthew Sorrento
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The Small Back Room

Powell and Pressburger's groundbreaking blend of art and terror, The Small Back Room, cut short a career at its most innovative moment.

Matthew Sorrento
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Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde

Alas, a poor production has had its way with an able performer.

Matthew Sorrento
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Monsterquest: Complete Season 1

Perhaps our everyday creatures are chilling enough, and thus our dreams transform the mundane into the monstrous.

Matthew Sorrento
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Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

What a quirky pair of brothers do Philip Seymour Hoffman and Ethan Hawke make.

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