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Movie Review

Cabin in the Woods (2012)

If you are a horror movie fan, you owe it to yourself to see this movie.  The name itself refers to the generic trope it’s summoning, the one you’ve seen a few times before.  But Cabin in the Woods, as the poster implies has more up it’s sleeve. (more…)


S&Man (2006)

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S&Man (pronounced Sandman) is a psuedo-documentary following the exploits of writer-director J.T. Petty as he delves into the underground horror scene. Petty starts off the film narrating the story of a local urban legend of a video voyuer in his hometown who was unable to be prosecuted due the victims not wanting to press charges because the videos of them would have to be screened in court. Petty describes his admiration for the voyuer being able to get away with this and wanted to make a documentary about him. This admission, while most likely untrue, sets the tone for the film. Not only that, it indicates the viewer as an accessory for watching this. However, Petty put the cart before the horse and got the funding before his intended subject. The peeper turned down Petty’s attempts to film him, so Petty decides to switch gears and focus on another dark territory: fake snuff movies. (more…)


Last House on the Left (1972)

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By DeathStalker

Wes Craven’s landmark rape-revenge horror film that launched his career as well the “torture porn” genre of horror that has risen up over the past decade, “Last House” first assaulted its audience in 1972. Heralded in by one of the most infamous (and duplicated) ad campaigns ever that encouraged it’s audience that if the film got too intense for them to repeat the mantra “It’s only a movie…only a movie…..only a movie”, the film was one of the few movies for its time whose ads was more than just a shock tactic. (more…)


Phantasm (1979)

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By Deathstalker

Released in 1979, Don Cosceralli’s “Phantasm” was one of the strangest and most creative horror films of that decade. This is no small feat considering the same decade brought us “Suspiria”, “Death Bed: The Bed that Eats”, “Rabid”, “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” and “Eraserhead”. Followed by three sequels, “Phantasm” has carved it’s own brand of carnage over a 20 year period that still embeds itself firmly into the skulls of new and old “phans” alike. (more…)


Movie Review: MacGruber (2010)

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By DeathStalker

The latest in the series of SNL skits turned into full length features, “MacGruber” bravely steals defeat from the jaws of victory at most every point during it’s run time. One blurb says it’s the best SNL movie since “Wayne’s World”, (a statement I agree with) which is comparable to smelling pieces of shit and saying “this one doesn’t smell as bad as the other four or five”. (more…)


Clean, Shaven (1993)

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By Deathstalker

Director Lodge Kerigan’s film “Clean, Shaven” chronicles the last days of a mentally ill man named Peter Winters (played by Peter Greene, whom most will remember as the pawn shop owner in “Pulp Fiction”) on a quest to find his daughter whom he believes is in danger of being murdered by a child killer. (more…)


Sherlock Holmes (2009)

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Review written by Deathstalker.

Guy (Former Mr. Madonna) Ritchie directs this newest film based on the titular character created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Well, I watched this movie today. I am coming down with bronchitis so I was not feeling that great and it took away quite a bit of the enjoyment I might have gotten from this film. With that said, I will as always review the film as objectively and fairly as possible. (more…)


Avatar (2009)

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By Deathstalker

Personally, I am not a fan of big budget movies as they tend to either pander to a mainstream audience, or worse, are pieces of overblown crap rushed into theaters in order to make a quick buck.  James Cameron’s newest film “Avatar” in lesser hands (i.e. Micheal Bay) could have easily fallen into either of those pitfalls, but luckily, only dips its toes in the former. (more…)


Chaos (2005) aka THE MOST BRUTAL MOVIE REVIEW EVER.

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At least that is Angelica on the poster.

By Deathstalker

Is this the most brutal movie ever made? The most blatant rip-off ever? A modern day horror masterpiece? I hope to examine these claims in what I would like to call THE MOST BRUTAL MOVIE REVIEW EVER. With my other reviews for CrimeCrawlers it has been my intention to have others seek the films out as they have some merit behind them. The exact opposite is true of this review. (more…)


Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)

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By Deathstalker

To preface this review, I aim in addition to relate it’s history to the casual viewer and put in context the climate to which this film was received. After the success of John Carpenter’s “Halloween” followed by Sean S. Cunningham’s “Friday the 13th”, there was a huge increase in holiday based slasher films based on their profitability. In the 1980′s, this trend in horror gave rise to one of the most infamous horror films of all time: “Silent Night, Deadly Night”. (more…)


Suspiria

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By Deathstalker

“Suspiria” is the psychedelic horror story of a young American girl named Suzy Bannion (Jessica Harper) who transfers to a prestigious German ballet school that holds a dark ulterior motive, darker than teaching ballet to both boys and girls. (more…)


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