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A Real Bad Night

January 1st, 2011 · 2 Comments

“Portmanteau” is French for “coat rack”. Lewis Carroll appropriated the word in 1871 for Through The Looking Glass to explain two words merged into one; “chortle” is a portmanteau Carroll invented, while “Internet”, “blog” and “sexploitation” are three he did not. In the month of January, I’ll take a look at portmanteau films, where we […]

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Tags: 24 hour time frame · Animation · Brother/sister relationship · Dreams and visions · Drunk scene · Gangsters and hoodlums · Prostitute · Supernatural

There’s Someone Out There

October 13th, 2010 · 4 Comments

As days get shorter, nights get longer and All Hallow’s Eve beckons, I can say that I won’t be wandering the streets dressed as Chewbacca begging for candy. What I can’t say is whether or not at my age, horror movies still have any surprises left in them. In the search for originality, it’d be […]

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Tags: 24 hour time frame · Ambiguous ending · Bathtub scene · Famous line · Forensic evidence · Psycho killer · Woman in jeopardy

Turn Off The Camera

October 4th, 2010 · No Comments

As days get shorter, nights get longer and All Hallow’s Eve beckons, I can say that I won’t be wandering the streets dressed as Chewbacca begging for candy. What I can’t say is whether or not at my age, horror movies still have any surprises left in them. In the search for originality, it’d be […]

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Tags: 24 hour time frame · Ambiguous ending · Beasts and monsters · End of the world · Forensic evidence · Interrogation · No opening credits · Paranoia · Supernatural · Woman in jeopardy