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Retro Review: Shivers

“If this picture doesn’t make you scream and squirm, you should see a psychiatrist–quick!”

David Cronenberg's, Shivers

David Cronenberg’s Shivers, AKA They Came From Within, is one of those lost gems that’s damn near impossible to track down these days. You’ll pay upwards of $50 for a used copy, and for some bizarre reason no one seems to be stepping up to distribute this now out of print DVD. Continue reading

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The Thing (2011) “Review” – CONTAINS MASSIVE SPOLIERS

Poster for The Thing (2011)

Let me start this off by making something really clear. I put “review” in quotations because I’m not technically reviewing this film. I’m not going to give it a score. I don’t think it’s fair, as I’m far too attached to John Carpenter’s film from 1982 to judge this movie in its own right, and I think that will be apparent. If Carpenter’s version never existed, I may have enjoyed this film far more, but since this movie would never have existed if not for The Thing from 1982, that’s kind of moot. Moving on…

I’m going to tell you now, if you don’t want the movie spoiled, you’re not going to want to read this. I’m going to ruin the whole movie for you, but since the movie does a good enough job of ruining itself, I don’t think I’m doing anything too immoral. Besides, for those who’ve seen the Carpenter version, there shouldn’t be too much to spoil, right? We know no one survives, right? Right? Well…maybe everyone dies… Continue reading


Retro Review: Session 9

A decade ago, a little horror gem slipped by far too many people, and that was Brad Anderson’s Session 9, which received an all too limited theatrical release in August 2001. I had a few other movies in mind to use for my first retro review on the site, but in celebration of the 10 year anniversary, I figured I’d bring some attention to this wonderful, underrated film, as I just re-watched it a few days ago and was reminded that not enough people are aware of it’s existence.

For those who are unaware, Brad Anderson is the director of another wonderful psychological horror film, The Machinist, released 3 years after Session 9 and also criminally limited in its theatrical run. But Session 9 remains my favorite from Anderson, and so I bring you my review…

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