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The Guest Recommendation Review Anthony Darnell

Three Must-See Halloween Movies for 2017

With Halloween just around the bend, I’ve been taking a look back at the best, and somewhat overlooked, horror movies from recent years.

While the endearing nostalgia of Stephen King’s IT enthralled late-summer audiences, I felt it lacked a certain oomph in the scares department. It Comes at Night was a unique take on the zombie/plague genre, but it didn’t have an interesting enough, or emotionally satisfying, resolution. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed both, but I didn’t think they had enough pizazz to make the list. Read more…

Fuck you, Darren Aronofsky, and the Jennifer Lawrence you rode in on.

Let me begin with an apology: this will be a profanity-laced, spoiler-filled review of mother! If that’s not your cup of tea then hit the back button, close your browser window, or light your goddam house on fire—oh, that’s how the movie ends, by the way; Jennifer Lawrence lights the house on fire and then God—played by Javier Bardem—removes her crystalized heart from her charred-to-a-crisp body, places it in a display case, and that resets the movie back to the beginning. See? There’s gonna be fucking spoilers EVERYWHERE! Read more…

John Carpenter – Christine (Official Music Video)

You can’t beat a killer car.

In advance of Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998 (available on October 20), John Carpenter released a mesmerizing new music video for “Christine.”

With gorgeous long shots, impeccable cinematography, and moodiness to spare, “Christine” is a top-form John Carpenter taking the reins behind the lens. It’s simply stunning.

Hounds of Love (2017)

If you enjoy hard-hitting, tough-to-stomach entertainment, then Hounds of Love, the impressive debut film from writer/director Ben Young, is right up your alley. Hands down, it’s the most unnerving, disturbing, and effective horror movie of 2017 so far.

I have to be completely honest; this is a difficult movie to recommend. There are “fun” horror movies and then there are “not-so-fun” horror movies. The “fun” horror movies are the ones you can watch with a group of friends and laugh when you’re all spooked by a jump scare (think ScreamHalloween, or Paranormal Activity). The “not-so-fun” horror movies are the ones that stay with you long after you’ve seen them. They’re the kinds of movies that have a disquieting way of lingering in the back of your mind (think Cannibal Holocaust, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, or Possession). Hounds of Love falls hard into the “not-so-fun” category. Read more…

Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

“Before I show you the results of my trifling experiments, I would like to drink to our partnership. Do you like gin? It is my only weakness. To a new world of gods and monsters.” —Dr. Pretorius, Bride of Frankenstein

The Expanse: A Journey To Humanity’s Limit

On the surface, James S.A. Corey’s The Expanse may seem like science fiction escapism, but there’s so much more. It’s the very best of modern juggernauts like Game Of Thrones and Star Wars with a dash of The Walking Dead and All The President’s Men. It’s fun, action-packed, full of political intrigue, hard science, and sometimes it’s really freaking scary.

Pure and simple, The Expanse is epic space opera done right.

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A Horror Renaissance: Six New Movies for the Halloween Season

Move over Michael Meyers, there’s some new kids in town.

If you’ve been living under a rock for the last few years you may have missed that we’re in the midst of a horror movie renaissance, and there are some soon-to-be-classics just waiting to be watched. Butter up some popcorn, turn the lights down low, and get ready to make this Halloween a frightening treat that you won’t soon forget.

Here’s a look at five newish horror movies that are guaranteed to set your spine atingle. Read more…

HMS Terror Discovered in Arctic Bay

Alien (1979)

“I should reach the frontier in about six weeks. With a little luck, the network will pick me up. This is Ripley, last survivor of the Nostromo, signing off.”

STRANGER THINGS: the Upside-Down and not Exactly Right

From House of Cards to Orange Is the New Black, Netflix produces many of the best television series currently running. Since Netflix isn’t bound by the same restrictions of cable television, they have the freedom to explore more mature subject matter that often carries a heavy dose of sex, violence, and Shakespearean heft. In an age where any form of entertainment is just a click away, Netflix is churning out high quality content that’s guaranteed to create the buzz and hysteria needed to attract new members. Read more…

Green Room

Green Room is one of the scariest movies I’ve ever seen and one of the best movies of 2016. Terrific cinematography. Top-notch acting. Chilling special effects. It’s not for the feint of heart.

10 Cloverfield Lane

“10 Cloverfield Lane does what it needs to do: make you sit and squirm and want very badly to know. It has the appeal of suspense radio plays from the ’30s and ’40s and even a touch of Orson Welles’s most infamous Mercury Theater broadcast.” –David Edelstein, Vulture

The Witch

Evil goats.

Evil rabbits.

Evil children.

The Witch features beautiful cinematography, marvelous acting, and ample direction. It’s an outstanding debut film from Director Robert Eggers.

The Dog Stars by Peter Heller

The Road meets Station Eleven. Fun. Sad. Exciting. Scary. Very moving. Very thrilling. Super good.

Ex Machina

Ex Machina was one of my favorite films of 2015. It features terrific performances from Oscar Isaac and Alicia Vikander. It’s sexy, smart, and terrifying with an old-school, 70s kind of sci-fi vibe and aesthetic. If you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend this one!

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