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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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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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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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A 666-Character Review of ‘The Guest’

A shimmering example of “stranger danger” incarnate, this film is uncomfortable from the get-go. Obviously, something is off about the handsome soldier our grieving family welcomes into their home, but the real horror lies in David’s unpredictability. At first, it would seem that those he’s chosen to protect are safe …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘The Babysitter’

A meek boy’s folks take a weekend lay-cation at a hotel, leaving him in the care of what on the surface appears to be the perfect au pair. Bee, played by Samara Weaving (Ash vs Evil Dead, Mayhem), is cool, confidant, caring, & stunning. She’s even into genre film. But …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘The Brood’

Few things are more frightening than receiving therapy concerning childhood abuse. But when that therapy turns you into a full-blown psychopath who has the ability to pro-create murderous spawn… Well, the fright-o-meter shoots straight into the stratosphere. The Brood, written and directed by David Cronenberg, follows Frank Carveth, a father …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘Stranger Things: The Game’

Stranger Things: The Game is a mobile app produced by BonusXP, Inc. Its canonicity is sketchy at best, but that doesn’t take away from the fun. Players start out as Jim Hopper and add to their team over the course of six chapters. Characters’ special abilities help progress the story …

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