FILMREVIEW

A 666-Character Review Of ‘Frankenstein (1931)’

Young scientist Henry Frankenstein gets in over his head when piecing together the perfect human doesn’t go as planned. Pre-reanimation, hunchbacked assistant, Fritz, makes the grave mistake acquiring a criminal brain. You know, one with a history of brutality, violence, and murder. Several tesla coils later, the Monster IS ALIVE. …

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‘Trash Fire’ Trailer Teases Drama, Scares, and Laughs

When Owen is forced to confront the past he’s been running from his whole adult life, he and his girlfriend, Isabel, become entangled in a horrifying web of lies, deceit, and murder. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll be scarred for life. A surprising and capable cast make up this romantic …

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Scare Compare: Dracula (1931) / Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)

In 1897, Bram Stoker introduced the world to his most famous character, a vampiric Count, in his Gothic horror novel Dracula. Since that day, there have been more film adaptations than one can keep track of, some that are still heavily lauded, and others we simply don’t speak of. This article …

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A 666-Character Review Of ‘Dracula (1931)’

Dracula (1931) is one of the first American vampire films loosely based on the 1897 novel by Bram Stoker.  Any connoisseur of films from this time period knows that in any movie starring Bela Lugosi, Bela steals the show. Dracula would not be what it is without him. This film may not scare …

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Weekly Watch: ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’

Weekly Watch is a special series for the month of October. Each Friday we’re recommending a movie, and will follow it with a discussion led by a Frightday staffer on our Facebook group in the days to follow. To close out Cults and Classics Week, we’re recommending Albert Lewin’s 1945 …

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A 666-Character Review Of ‘The Shining’

What emerges when you mix a scary story, a remote location, an iconic actor’s grin, and one of the best directors of all time? The Shining: a horror movie of virtually unparalleled quality and timeless scare power. Jack Torrance, his wife Wendy, and their son Danny move into a massive …

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A 666-Character Review Of ‘The Wicker Man (1973)’

When police sergeant Howie is sent to a small Scottish island village to investigate the disappearance of a young girl, he finds the eccentric residents strangely uncooperative, some claiming the girl never even existed. This film is a drug-induced haze of nonsensical songs, random orgies, and occasional plot only the …

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13 Of the Best ‘Treehouse of Horror’ Segments

A tradition nearly as old as The Simpsons itself, Treehouse of Horror has been an annual event for over twenty-five years. It’s a bit of a love letter to the Halloween scene, chock full of spoofs, spooks, and homage. Each episode consists of 3 stories, typically woven into one main wraparound story. Below is …

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First Look: Ted Geoghegan’s Historical Horror ‘Mohawk’

Ted Geoghegan’s historical horror feature Mohawk is currently in post-production, but today we’ve got a first look at the film. Released today, this still features Justin Rain as Calvin Two Rivers, one of the leads of the film. Mohawk is currently slated for a 2017 release. After one of her tribe sets an American …

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A 666-Character Review Of ‘Children of the Corn (1984)’

A couple traveling to Seattle stumble upon a murderous cult of children in Children of the Corn. Adapted from a story by Stephen King, the few things that still work are still terrifying. Children, completely under the influence under a charismatic leader; a brutal, unflinching enforcer who carries out the …

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A 666-Character Review Of ‘Rosemary’s Baby (1968)’

Rosemary moves to an old but rich apartment with her husband with eccentric, older neighbors. When she becomes pregnant under suspicious circumstances, she’s not allowed to make decisions for herself. Her husband and her neighbors systematically remove anyone who opposes them while manipulating her in a variety of ways. Trying …

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New Plot Details in Latest ‘Shortwave’ Trailer

A couple loses their daughter in a peculiar disappearance and is trying to move on. But after moving into a new home provided by his work where he can continue his 10-year research into a particular shortwave radio signal they’ve been studying, things go from bad to worse for Isabel …

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‘The Charnel House’ Trailer Promises a Different Kind of Haunting

After talented architect, Alex Reaves, achieves the impossible – transforming the long- abandoned Fairmont Meat Company slaughterhouse into the ultramodern high-tech Lofts – his family and tenants are faced with a deadly secret that’s patiently spent the past 30 years within the aged brick building. There’s a mix of feelings …

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Episode 94: The Fog (1980) / Haunted Lighthouses

This week our coastal sabbatical continues, we talk lighthouse keepers with paranormal persistence, and discuss our first ever throwback film, reviewing the John Carpenter classic, The Fog.   Seguin Lighthouse   Heceta Head Lighthouse     Boon Island Lighthouse   Flannen Lighthouse

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A 666-Character Review Of ‘Jug Face’

A small backwoods community worships a pit that heals them, and sacrifices to it anyone whose likeness appears on a jug sculpted by the town prophet. It’s a simple way of life. Ada, however, struggles to abide by the rules and beliefs of her small village. Jug Face is a powerful and …

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Milwaukee Paranormal Conference Recap: A Weekend of UFOs, Hauntings, & Other Oddities

Milwaukee, Wisconsin has no shortage of spooky regional lore. The former presence of infamous serial killers, along with a plethora of urban legends from surrounding rural areas, make the city a destination for those with bizarre counterculture interests. A year ago, the Milwaukee Paranormal Conference made its debut, thanks to …

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Weekly Watch: ‘The Final Girls’

Weekly Watch is a special series for the month of October. Each Friday we’re recommending a movie, and will follow it with a discussion led by a Frightday staffer on our Facebook group in the days to follow. Rounding out our slasher week, we’re recommending the 2015 horror-comedy The Final Girls. It’s a …

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A 666-Character Review Of ‘The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976)’

The Town That Dreaded Sundown is a bit of an odd duck in horror. It’s one of the earliest slashers, so it doesn’t really follow the expected formula, as the formula was still being crafted. What it is, is an earnest, pseudo-documentary reenactment of a rash of murders and their subsequent …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘Scream’

One year after the brutal murder of Maureen Prescott, her daughter Sydney is the target of a new killer, one with a ghostly mask and a penchant for horror. It’s clear that a lot of care went into making Scream. From script to screen, everything carries a feeling of purpose, and …

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A 666-Character Review Of ‘Friday the 13th Part 2’

In the second installment of the Friday the 13th franchise, Jason Voorhees makes his murderous debut. It begins with a lengthy recap of the initial film, which comes to a close as lone survivor Alice finds a surprise in her fridge. A new group of camp counselors, including heroine Ginny, …

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