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Dispatches from the Cinematic Fringe.
Dispatches from the Cinematic Fringe.

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Movie Review: <em>The Mummy</em> (2017)
When I heard that Universal was going to create a Dark Universe of movies for their stable of classic monsters, I was intrigued. The idea of a gothic shared universe where Dracula, the Wolfman, Frankenstein’s Monster, and more roamed the same darkened stree...
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DVD Review: <em>Phantasm</em> - 5 Movie DVD Collection
The Phantasm franchise is an odd one to approach. It is one of those franchises that has a lot of fans, but still seems to fly under the radar. You don’t often hear it spoken of in the same context as other horror franchises, like the big slasher series, or...
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Trailer Park: <em>Victor Crowley</em> - Teaser
Ten years ago Adam Green introduced us to little fella named Victor Crowley. Seeking to give the world a new slasher icon, he enlisted Jason Voorhees veteran Kane Hodder to play the role of Crowley in the movie Hatchet . The slasher went on to feature in th...
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Movie Review: <em>Graduation Day</em> (1981)
In 1981 the slasher sub-genre was starting to gain some steam. After having the formula solidified by Halloween in 1978 and popularized by Friday the 13th in 1980, the genre began to take off. All manner of horror films sought to exploit the lurid and explo...
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Trailer Park: <em>Inside</em> (2017) - Trailer 1
There was a string of films to come out of France that sought to redefine brutality, intensity, and terror. These movies included High Tension , Frontier(s) , Sheitan , and Martyrs . Each one was more intense than the one that preceded it. It was almost as ...
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Movie Review: <em>Besetment</em>
When I first approached watching Besetment , I had a question, probably one that I shouldn’t have before watching a movie. I guess, more than that, I probably should have had the answer before even getting this far. I blame the educational system. Anyway, I...
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Movie Review: <em>Rawhead Rex</em>
Rawhead Rex . Think about that title, Rawhead Rex . There is something about that movie title that just sticks in your head and knowing nothing else about the movie makes you want to see it. Right? It is a name that just promises to be all sorts of awesome....
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Movie Review: <em>Kung Fu Yoga</em>
The prospect of a new Jackie Chan movie fills me with excitement and a little bit of dread. Jackie will always be a charismatic figure. Whether he is on the screen, in an interview, or just walking down the street, he will always be that happy go lucky guy ...
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Trailer Park: <em>Leatherface</em> (2017) - Trailer 2
We are faced with yet another Texas Chainsaw Massacre film, and another prequel to boot! It is always very iffy to make a prequel to a classic film. We are always curious as to a cinematic maniac’s origin, but to actually make such a film is to risk damagin...
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Trailer Park: <em>Jigsaw</em> - Trailer 1
So, this is not exactly new news, but by know, I am sure you are aware of the impending return of the Saw franchise. Right? I guess we should be thankful for the fact it is not a reboot or a remake or some manner of reimagining. It looks like we are getting...
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