Tag Archives: 2000s

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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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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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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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The Uninvited (2009)

Normally I like to start the year’s selection of Halloween Haunters off with a known classic, to ensure that things start off on a high note. But with so many of my selections already dictated by the Haul of Dubious … Continue reading

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The Invisible

The name David S. Goyer is one that should be familiar to comic book fans and comic book movie fans. A frequent writer of comics, Goyer has also written or co-written several of the screenplays for major films, from the … Continue reading

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