Category Archives: Halloween Haunters

Movies selected for viewing during the Halloween season; horror movies, monster movies, and just general Halloween-themed films whether scary or not.

Dead 7

I am amazed by this film. Wait, that’s not quite right… I am amazed that such a film has been in my hands. Even with the particular forebodings I had with the selections in the Haul of Dubious Quality, I … Continue reading

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A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master

When you commit to watching each installment of a series as a recurring tradition, regardless of quality, you get a little concerned about the possibility of it being a big mistake. Every year, I watch at least one Halloween film … Continue reading

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Donnie Darko

There are films that lend themselves to easy reviews. Donnie Darko is not one of those films. It’s difficult to say too much about it, because the way in which it unfolds is something that a person should experience for … Continue reading

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1408

A writer of horror stories writes a horror story about a writer. An obvious idea, perhaps, but just because it’s obvious doesn’t mean it’s a bad idea. Naturally, the horror writer in question is Stephen King; a little less expectedly, … Continue reading

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30 Days of Night

There are lots of ways to come up with a story. One of them is to take a few disparate bits of fact and folklore and combine them in a logical but previously-unexplored way. For example, on the folklore side, … Continue reading

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Corpse Bride

2005 Best Animated Feature nominee I may be softening some in my views of Tim Burton. I’ve said before that he’s a director with a very limited talent, who is seemingly unable to make a film without applying Gothic sensibilities … Continue reading

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The Moth Diaries

I must admit that I misjudged this film based on its title. The Moth Diaries is not a name that particularly points to what the story is about, and my initial suspicion — given that I hadn’t heard of the … Continue reading

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Seance (2001)

Also known as Killer in the Dark, this film was never officially released. Not to theatres. Not to television. Not to home video. Instead, though it was made 14 years ago, it was released online this year by its creator, … Continue reading

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Zombieland

Genres in Hollywood have always come and gone in waves, and this includes subgenres as well. When horror is on an upswing, it’s not always the same type of horror; sometimes it’s paranormal possession stories that are leading the pack, … Continue reading

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Man-Thing

The story of Man-Thing is probably worlds more interesting than the movie itself. A Marvel Comics character, Man-Thing is a supernatural swamp creature, feared by mankind and protecting the environment, but was originally a man himself. If this sounds like … Continue reading

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