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Benedict Seal
Freelance film journalist
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“It doesn’t matter how good the movie is, no film makes an estimated $117m (!) on opening weekend without an equally strong marketing campaign and IT had one of horror’s best in recent years.” For Bloody Disgusting:…

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“Just how high is Andy Muschietti’s [IT] floating above the competition?” In light of IT‘s mammoth debut, I did a rundown of the top 10 domestic opening weekends in horror history (including an adjusted for infaltion list):…

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“Never makes that vital first grab at the audience to take them by the scruff of the neck and drag them into this doubly terrifying situation” I reviewed The End? for Bloody Disgusting:…

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“Far more Trick ‘r Treat than Halloween, although it stands proudly alongside the former as a modern holiday treat” I reviewed The Terror of Hallow’s Eve for Bloody Disgusting:…

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“Shape shifts and transforms before the viewer from French extremism to South American spirituality” I reviewed Our Evil for Bloody Disgusting: http://bloody-disgusting.com/reviews/3456019/frightfest-review-evil-emotionally-charges-violent/

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“Veronica is a quiet film, for the most part, but it’s very well paced and has a dark sinewy heart that’s explored in painful detail” I reviewed Veronica for Bloody Disgusting:…

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“Not all of the bodily fluids stick, but it’s unlike anything else out there” I reviewed Attack of the Adult Babies for Bloody Disgusting:…

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“The remake of Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury’s extreme French shocker Inside might be unnecessary, but that doesn’t mean director Miguel Ángel Vivas doesn’t still mine the very strong central concept […] for some enjoyable moments” I reviewed…

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“Mines classic tropes with a thoroughly modern twist and brings a fresh dose of social commentary back to the zombie genre, even if that element is sidelined as the film progresses” I reviewed It Stains the Sands Red for Bloody Disgusting:…

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“The fine line […] between making the audience shriek, laugh or cry is too often stumbled over” I reviewed Double Date for Bloody Disgusting:…
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