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Simplistic Humbug: Krampus (2015)

“Krampus” is a fun little holiday ditty that is sure to put you in the spirit. The cast is fun, the family is pretty much the worst and you actually don’t mind when all hell starts breaking loose and bad things start happening. But one thing I couldn’t shake...

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A Simplistic Review: The Irishman

DeNiro, Pacino, Pesci….Action! No, I’m not playing Scorsese here and yelling “Action!” I’m talking about the best part of “The Irishman” and that would be Action Bronson. Sure, the acting triumvirate of DPP is fantastic but when you consider it takes almost three hours to get to the best...

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A Simplistic Review: The Lighthouse

Between all the drinking, tentacles, seagulls, masterbating, and mermaids, there certainly is a film hiding in here. A BONKERS film, but a film nonetheless. “The Lighthouse” is a black-and-white-horror-fever-dream-of-an-experience where Roger Eggers lets two actors let loose on each other and creates one of the most surreal times you’ll...

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A Simplistic Review: The Nightingale

What happens when you take “The Revenant,” “Last House on the Left,” and anchor it with the BRUTAL truth of what the British were really doing while colonizing other lands in the 1800s, well you get “The Nightingale.” Jennifer Kent is relentless is depicting the horrors of the times...

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Alphabetic-Horror: Deep Red

A lot of Dario Argento’s work, pre-Suspiria, kind of gets lost in its own history. DEEP RED is the perfect blend of old school giallo, slasher, and lives up to the name DEEP RED.

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Alphabetic-Horror: Critters 2: The Main Course

I guess it’s weird to enjoy CRITTERS 2 over “Critters” but I’m that guy. The gore is there, it takes place during Easter and you can count on one hand how many horror flicks take place over the day when Jesus came back. Plus! You have a giant ball...

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Alphabetic-Horror: Bone Tomahawk

In this brutal little nugget, we have Snake Plissken, Jack from ‘Lost’, Night Owl and the stepdad in ‘Step Brothers’ on the hunt for a missing girl taken by some nasty troglodytes in BONE TOMAHAWK. Just a glimpse into the neo-grindhouse genius of S. Craig Zahler.

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Alphabetic-Horror: Arachnaphobia

We’re kicking off the Halloween season with what was seen as a huge bomb when it was released but holds up as a creepy crawly good time; ARACHNOPHOBIA.

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A Simplistic Review: Knife + Heart

A TRIP to say the least. “Knife + Heart” takes the classic tropes and psychedelia of Italian giallo but moves it from the comfy confines of a dance school or an apartment in New York and drops you right in the middle of the 1970s gay porn scene. The...

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A Simplistic Review: IT Chapter 2

Even after all these years, there’s still a scent of cheesiness to ABC’s version of “Stephen King’s IT.” Aside from the performance of Tim Curry, part two of 1990’s miniseries lacked the overall creepiness of part one and just seemed like a rush job. Luckily you don’t have to...

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