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Jan 3 2014

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones

Much like the Saw franchise before its demise, it seems we can’t go a year without seeing a new Paranormal Activity movie. Shot on the cheap with not much in the way of special effects and sound design, the four previous movies in this series have been Paramount Pictures’ annual reason to go to the […]
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Nov 2 2012

The Bay

(This review originally appeared at Reel Film News on November 2, 2012.) Eco-horror movies have been around for ages. One could conceivably call the Godzilla films eco-horror films, as the giant lizard was born in a hostile environment, emerging to wreak havoc upon an unsuspecting populace; likewise with The Hills Have Eyes and Piranha (the […]
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Nov 2 2012

The Bay

(This review was originally published on November 2, 2012 at Reel Film News) As if addressing Hurricane Sandy, Halloween and the election simultaneously, “The Bay” is a gruesome cautionary tale about our environment that spikes the horror genre with a biting realism, so to speak, in a tightly edited ‘mockumentary’. Centered in Claridge, Maryland, a […]
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