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Scare Compare: ‘Psycho’ (1960) / ‘Psycho’ (1998)

Thirty-eight years after Alfred Hitchcock’s iconic Psycho debuted the world was met with a remake. Helmed by Gus Van Sant (Good Will Hunting, Milk), Psycho (1998) is a nearly shot for shot remake of Hitchcock’s original vision. It’s been critically panned since its release, and rightfully so. The best place …

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Tempers Boil in ‘Sweet Virginia’ Trailer

In the wake of a triple murder that leaves the residents of a remote Alaskan outpost on edge, tightly wound drifter Elwood (Christopher Abbott) checks into a motel run by Sam (Jon Bernthal), a former rodeo champion whose imposing physical presence conceals a troubled soul. Bound together by their outsider …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘Happy Death Day’

After being murdered on her birthday, Tree Gelbman wakes up back at the start of the day. With no end in sight, she sets out to find her killer and put an end to things. As far as hooks go, it’s a very intriguing one. It sets up a slasher …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘A Clockwork Orange’

Alex DeLarge loves violence, rape, and Beethoven above all else. When he is finally put away for his crimes, he agrees to be part of a government experiment to condition him to hate all he loves, including music. A Clockwork Orange is a controversial movie that depicts horrific images alongside …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘Duel’

Duel follows David (Dennis Weaver) as he travels for work, sharing the road with a murderous truck driver who has it out for him. Spielberg somehow manages to make this simple plot fill 90 minutes of film and have it not be dreadfully boring. This made-for-TV movie is so gripping …

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Echoes of ‘Carrie’ in New ‘Thelma’ Trailer

A woman begins to fall in love, only to discover that she has fantastic powers. Accepting sexuality is a monumental part of a person’s life, but it usually doesn’t involve the supernatural. For university student Thelma, a blossoming relationship with fellow classmate Anja challenges her parents’ conservative views and defies …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘The Lodgers’

In 1920s Ireland, twins Rachel and Edward lead solitary lives in a mansion on the decline, kept there by some sinister presence. Filmed in the supposedly haunted Loftus Hall, The Lodgers is an intimate gothic tale reminiscent of Poe’s The Fall of the House of Usher. Brian O’Malley (Let Us …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘The Loved Ones’

The rational response to getting turned down is to move on, but Lola Stone isn’t what anyone would call rational. When Lola is refused by Brent, who is going to the end of school dance with his girlfriend, she and her father kidnap him to host their own twisted vision …

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Family is Everything in ‘Barracuda’ Trailer

A strange woman comes to Texas to meet her half-sister and stake a claim to the family music legacy-one way or another. The trailer for Barracuda, directed by newcomers Jason Cortlund and Julia Halperin, is unsettling. It’s one of those teasers where you can probably guess where the film is …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer’

Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer takes a stone-cold look at the calm cruelty serial killers have toward life and living beings. Henry (Michael Rooker), a serial killer, methodically moves from town to town, killing women and men who raise his ire. He’s joined by Otis (Tom Towles), a drug …

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