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  • Dawn of the Dead
  • This Night I'll Possess Your Corpse
  • The Devil's Wedding Night
  • Redneck Zombies

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  • Dark Heritage

    ★★

  • Fangs

    ★½

  • Psycho Goreman

    ★★★

  • Shadowhunters

    ★★

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  • One Cut of the Dead

    One Cut of the Dead

    ★★★★★

    MINOR SPOILERS, if you haven't seen this, it's best to go in with as little background as possible.

    It only stands to reason the greatest zombie film yet to come from Japan actually isn't a zombie film at all. Despite the marketing hook, it also sits well outside of the horror genre. Instead it's a transcendent celebration of the creative process that pulls a brilliant humanistic double duty.

    Director/screenwriter Shinichiro Ueda uses the production of a live zombie short done…

  • The Silence of the Lambs

    The Silence of the Lambs

    ★★★★★

    The Oscar-conquering Silence of the Lambs will likely forever remain the greatest intersection of high-minded prestige that the Academy gravitates towards and lowbrow exploitation not-so-secretly loathed. A sharp screenplay mated with no-frills execution that doesn't shy away from any horrific visual or underpinning. Demme deftly balances this show-and-tell, only strengthening the stakes, so much so it's easy to believe Hannibal Lecter and Buffalo Bill are highly accurate portrayals of real life monsters bearing the same names.

    Saying this, and given…

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  • Dark Heritage

    Dark Heritage

    ★★

    A reporter investigating disappearances around an abandoned woodland mansion adds two more to the count after spending a night with now missing partners. To the chargin of his boss, he enlists two parapsychology grads and heads back for another stormy night.

    Lovecraft's Lurking Fear with the production value of a workplace safety film. Quite atmospheric in spurts being shot for nothing with unknowns by a first and only time director. A spooky nightmare in sepia with ghosts resembling those in…

  • Fangs

    Fangs

    ★½

    On the verge of a harvest festival, rabid bats escape from a university to wreak selective mayhem on a small town. A local veterinarian and detective track the colony's bloodshed which might be guided by human hands...

    Might as well be a Goosebumps yarn with its whodunit ruined by every fold explained like those watching are idiots. Zero cursing, barely acceptable digital bats, and only as graphic as a victim face down in torn clothes. Perfectly acceptable for kids who…

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  • Evil Dead II

    Evil Dead II

    ★★★★½

    WE aRe THe tHiNGs thAT wERe AnD Jayson can't look at Evil Dead II objectively at all.

    The film that blew wind into the sails of many a horror fan's maiden voyage or solidified lifelong love for the genre. I distinctly remember my first time. Back when Syfy was The Sci-fi Channel in 1995, and actually worth a damn, they used to do movie theme weeks. Maybe their most memorable was a zombie week dubbed Zombie-A-Go-Go hosted by Rob Zombie.…

  • Jeepers Creepers

    Jeepers Creepers

    ★★★★

    Gotta hand it to the detestable supposed human behind this, he crafted one of the best contemporary horror films of the '00s with Jeepers Creepers. Justin Long and Gina Philips strike a sibling relationship with gentle barbs and genuine sense of caring that's rarely seen in the genre. The Creeper's unique mythos is well developed having a folksy bent that predates the recent trend in earthen-based horrors. Jonathan Breck plays up the character's toyful menace from seasonal generations of chasing…