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31 Nights of Horror. Night 28: Needful Things

Stephen King’s Needful Things (1993) is not a horror movie, per say. More of a thriller-drama. But it is one of our favorites. The story:┬áLeland Gaunt comes to Sheriff Alan Pangborn’s pleasant little New England town, and opens a store. What this kindly Satan sells is whatever you need, from a surcease from pain to an object which you have …

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31 Nights of Horror. Night 29: The Monster of Phantom Lake

There are movies and then there are honest to good movies that are just so cheesy that you fall in love with them. The Monster of Phantom Lake (2006) is the fist film made by my friend, Christopher R. Mihm in Minnesota. He makes some of the coolest movies on the planet and Monster is one that will get you …

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31 Nights of Horror. Night 27: Sinister

It had been a while since Michele and I attended a movie at the theater. It is not only expensive–about fifty bucks for two tickets a couple popcorns and sodas, but the theater is almost an hour away from our house up here in Alaska. Sinister (2012) was a scary film. It is sort of like Paranormal Activity but not …

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31 Nights of Horror. Night 26: Nosferatu

Nosferatu is a staple in our yearly, 31 Nights of Horror. How could it not be? This silent films from 1921 really started the whole vampire craze that everyone loves today. Think about it, we would not have True Blood, Twilight, Buffy the Vampire Slayer or even good ol’ honest Abe as a vampire slayer if it wasn’t for Nosferatu. …

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31 Nights of Horror. Night 25: The Ward

The Ward (2010) was a film that I thought would be a good addition to the 2012 rotation of our 31 Night’s of Horror. It was made by the master of horror himself, John Carpenter. But The Ward fell short. It just wasn’t scary. The story was good enough. A group of misfit co-eds are sent to the looney bin …

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31 Nights of Horror. Night 24: Rob Zombie’s Halloween 2

In 2009 some would say that Rob Zombie couldn’t live well enough alone when he released the second installment of his Halloween tale. Halloween 2 is much more graphic that the first and it starts out just where the last left off with Laurie (Scout Taylor-Compton) walking down the street after (supposedly) killing “the shape”. Zombie has said that the …

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31 Nights of Horror. Night 23: The Lost Boys

Being a child of the 1980s I grew up on the films of Haim and Feldman. Yep, that’s right the two Corey’s. The Lost Boys (1987) is one of my all time favorites. Set in the fictional California town of Santa Clara and known as the “murder capital of the world” because of it’s vampire infestation, The Lost Boys quite …

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