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Episode 93 - "Paranormal Activity"

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This week we take on "Paranormal Activity", and see whose pants were dry after watching it.

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"Knife Edge" Trailer Looks Like Other Things

This British horror film "Knife Edge" reminds me of a couple of different movies I've seen before. Hmmm... I'm thinking "The Shining" mixed with "The Others", with a splash of "The Grudge"? That's either a recipe for a shit sandwich or a decent little thriller, and to be honest I really can't tell. I would give this a spin though, what about you guys?

Home Movie (REVIEW)

Generally speaking, I am not a fan of children. And, as far as I can tell, they don't care much for me, either. If these overprotected, misguided miscreants aren't pre-packaged from birth with some sort of mental or physical abnormality, you can rest assured that their parents are complete and total nutters who are a few signatures short of an extended psychiatric vacation. As harsh and detached as these words may initially appear, there's a part of you that knows I'm right.

"Paranormal Activity" Is Here

For those of us who weren't lucky enough to catch one of the limited midnight screenings that have occurred in the last few weeks, today will be our first chance to see "Paranormal Activity". I was finally able to confirm last night through MovieTickets.com that my local theaters will indeed be carrying the film. So, after lunch today with an old co-worker, I'll be checking this out on the big screen.

"The Canyon" Gets Limited Release

During the Halloween season, the onslaught of horror films are as inevitable as Tony Romo throwing an interception, especially with the recent success of "Paranormal Activity." Usually, more horror makes me happy, but it just doesn't seem fitting that a film set at the Grand Canyon during the summer would be the perfect film for the oncoming winter. Even if it does have ridiculous looking CGI wolves, it has some pretty fancy actors and a great setting for a horror story.

Zach Galligan Stars In "Nightbeasts"

I'm not sure we could call "Nightbeasts" a "Shriek Of The Mutilated" remake but I don't think it would be unfair to call it a tribute. Sure the quality of the monsters has improved but the editing seems to not have gotten much better. Take a look at the trailer below and see for yourself.

Zach Galligan, AKA the guy from "Gremlins" stars as a father who's sets out on a weekend hunting trip with his son and runs into those darn sasquatches. Wes Sullivan, who worked for years as an animator for Disney wrote and directed "Nightbeasts".

Adam Green's Halloween Short Film

Something I learned today: For the past 11 years "Hatchet" director Adam Green has celebrated Halloween by directing a short film. This one is a spoof of those ridiculous "slap-chop" infomercials, with the predictably gory outcome you're always hoping for late at night while watching them. 'Tis the season!

Doghouse (REVIEW)

Don't you just hate it when a terrible, nonsensical ending gets in the way of an otherwise solid motion picture experience? I know I do. It really doesn't matter how strong, competent, or well-crafted the rest of the movie is -- if the conclusion is weak, unsatisfying, or an unholy combination of the two, then the entire film is a wash. To some, this may sound like an extremely harsh opinion to hold, and in some ways, I suppose it is. Nevertheless, I simply cannot sing the praises of anything that fumbles the proverbial ball during the final reel.

The Collingswood Story (REVIEW)

For better or worse, horror is probably the most gimmick-friendly genre. From William Castle blurring the line between cinemas and funhouses to Ruggero Deodato pulling a publicity stunt that ended with him facing homicide charges all the way up to today’s digital 3D and First Person POV movies, it’s sometimes hard to tell what came first, the gimmick or the movie.

"Paranormal Activity" Gets Wide Release!

I was just digging through my morning horror news when I saw that the current indie phenomenon "Paranormal Activity", after 2 weeks of sold out midnight showings across the country, has finally garnered a wide release! Paramount Pictures will be pushing the film out across the country on October 16th, which is next Friday!

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