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Movie Review: I Know What You Did Last Summer

SaveJim Gillespie’s I Know What You Did Last Summer (C) is an average entry into the horror renaissance ushered in by Scream. Producers realized they could churn out movies on the cheap with attractive young casts, and this is no

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Posted in 1997

Movie Review: Scream 2

Wes Craven’s Scream 2 (B-) tries to one-up its tongue-in-cheek predecessor by satirizing sequels, often with great success. But the film-within-a-film and the story-within-a-story conceits may sometimes make this a little too meta for its own good. Still it is

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Posted in 1997

Movie Review: Scream

Wes Craven deconstructs scary with Scream (B+), a smart comedy/horror hybrid that features characters who are in the know about the rules of horror movies and still fall into their wicked traps. Courteney Cox, Drew Barrymore, David Arquette and Neve

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Posted in 1996, Rent It Tonight

Movie Review: Wolf

Director Mike Nichols can’t find the silver bullet for Wolf (F). Its attempt to be a comedy, a drama and an adventure makes the film a complete failure in at least three genres at once. After Man Trouble, this is

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Posted in 1994

Movie Review: The Silence of the Lambs

The eager but naïve FBI agent played by Jodie Foster and the imprisoned cannibal played by Anthony Hopkins are the serial killer tracking duo for the ages in Jonathan Demme’s riveting thriller The Silence of the Lambs (A+). Exploring the

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Posted in 1991, Rent It Tonight

Guest Movie Review: The Tingler

By Eli Sanchez Guest Contributor Silver Screen Capture William Castle’s cult hit with a ballyhooed interactive element in person during its initial run in movie theatres, The Tingler (B+) combines the usual cocktail of LSD and imaginary creatures living in

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Posted in 1959, Eli Sanchez, Eli Sanchez Guest Review

Guest Movie Review: The Cat Creeps

      By Eli Sanchez Guest Contributor Silver Screen Capture The Cat Creeps (C-) is director Erle C. Centon’s last foray into horror films and a mediocre take on the Old Dark House genre that permeated Universal Studios releases

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Posted in 1946

Guest Movie Review: The Devil Doll (1936)

By Eli Sanchez Guest Contributor Silver Screen Capture Save Tod Browning’s 1936 vengeance tale The Devil Doll (B+) tells the tale of Paul Lavond (Lionel Barrymore) an escaped convict from Devil’s Island intent on seeking revenge against the three banking

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Posted in 1936, Eli Sanchez Guest Review

Guest Movie Review: The Black Cat (1934)

By Eli Sanchez Guest Contributor Silver Screen Capture Save Edgar G. Ulmer’s classic chiller The Black Cat (B) features the first onscreen pairing of Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi, and it doesn’t disappoint. The film is loosely based on the

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Posted in 1934

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