Monthly Archives: October 2016

“Scream”

There are three sounds a viewer hears when watching the opening scene to the film “Scream:” a heartbeat – a ringing telephone – and the screams of an unknown woman. The telephone is answered by Casey Becker, who is played … Continue reading

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“The Halloween Girl – A Well Made Short Film With A Twist”

The film opens with three young boys playing a game of catch with a football. Luke (Nicholas Zoto), puts up with some taunting from Billy (Liam Barnett), regarding the lack of his athletic prowess. The other boy, Dom (Michael Dostillio), … Continue reading

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“Ghost Adventures: Season 13 – Episode 5: Dorothea Puente Murder House”

On October 17, 2008, the long running Travel Channel show “Ghost Adventures” first aired. The reality based show which combines history, Sci-Fi, and thrilling moments was created by Zak Bagans and Nick Groff. Bagans, initially a non-believer in ghosts, changed … Continue reading

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“The Shallows”

The taut, tension filled, and well-paced film “The Shallows” was written for the screen by Anthony Jaswinski (Kristy), and directed by Jaume Collet-Serra (Run All Night). The movie centers around a straightforward plot that in no way, at least for … Continue reading

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Freddy’s Nightmares – The Pilot Episode

In October of 1984, in West Germany, at the Hof International Film Festival, writer and director, Wes Craven’s “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” an iconic film of the horror genre, was first screened. The original film would be the catalyst that would launch … Continue reading

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“Lights Out – Flickers Between Decent & Good”

David F. Sandberg’s “Lights Out” was originally released as a three minute, internet, horror – short film, in Sweden on December 30, 2013. Afterward, it was shown at festivals in: France – “Lyon Festival Hallucinations Collectives; Spain – “Bilbao Fantasy … Continue reading

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“The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari – One of the Earliest Horror Films”

The compelling and effective silent film, “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” directed by Robert Wiene (The Knight of the Rose) is considered, by critics and enthusiasts alike, to be a masterpiece of the German Expressionist movement. The story and screenplay … Continue reading

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