The List: 31 Days of Horror, Part V!!!

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The Penalty (1920) A Page of Madness (1926) Doctor X (1932) Son of Frankenstein (1939) I Walked With a Zombie (1943) The Body Snatcher (1945) The Bat (1959) The Tingler (1959) Black Sunday (1960) The Innocents (1961) Carnival of Souls (1962) Blood and Black Lace (1964) The Night Walker (1964) Black Christmas (1974) Scanners (1981) Deadly Blessing (1981) Pet Sematary (1989) Shocker (1989) The Exorcist III (1990) Event Horizon (1997) The Others (2001) Ju-On: The Grudge (2003) Paranormal Activity (2007) Thankskilling (2009) The Cabin in the Woods (2012) A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014) The Witch (2015) Split (2016) The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016) Get Out (2017) …

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War for the Planet of the Apes

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I’ll admit: I was skeptical when I heard they were rebooting the Planet of the Apes series again after the mess that was Tim Burton’s attempted reboot, but most of that skepticism had to do with the decision to use entirely computer generated apes instead of modern makeup. I’ve typically been of the opinion that effects done practically are the best and that CG is often used excessively and done lazily. I also LOVE the original Planet of the Apes. It’s one of my favorite movies. But then I actually saw Rise of the Planet of the Apes and that trepidation vanished. Not only was the movie fantastic, but the …

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Day 7: Gran Torino (2008)

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Welcome back for Day 7, the final day of our week of Clint Eastwood movie spotlights! To close things out, let’s talk about another modern success for Eastwood: Gran Torino (2008). I feel a bit like a broken record this week, but I can’t help myself– these movies have all been great, and Gran Torino is yet another example of Eastwood bringing his A game. Torino is the story of a prejudiced, angry Korean War veteran named Walt Kowalski (Eastwood), who despises the changes overtaking his small, Michigan neighborhood. His wife has just passed away, and it seems Walt can’t find solace in anything anymore– he can’t relate to his 2 …

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