Browsing: Halloween

BAD CANDY * USA 2020 Dir: Scott B Hansen, Desiree Connell. 103 mins Another month, another lame, obnoxious horror anthology. This one is framed by a series of tales based on local myths and legends, as spun by irritating DJs Chilly Billy (Corey Taylor) and Paul (Zach Galligan). They exchange…

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THE GUEST **** USA / UK 2014 Dir: Adam Wingard. 99 mins Director Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett’s follow-up to knowing latter-day slasher YOU’RE NEXT was this clever, 80s-hued thriller, defined by its filmmaker as an inverted HALLOWEEN filtered through THE TERMINATOR. Hunky Dan Stevens turns up at the family…

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HANUKKAH * USA 2019 Dir: Eben McGarr. 106 mins A Jewish slasher movie modelled partly on IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA with straight-from-the-horror-convention casting and composer Harry Manfredini and stunt co-ordinator Kane Hodder among the credits. It opens with a long-haired, cadaverous Sid Haig as a notorious serial killer who…

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