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    Wide World of Horror: ‘Ils’

    Ils (Them) Written by David Moreau & Xavier Palud Directed by David Moreau & Xavier Palud France/Romania, 2006  The unknown has been a common theme in horror since the very first horror movies. It used to be possibly the most common theme in the entire horror genre. Somewhere along the way the various studios, directors, […] More

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    10 (Kind Of) Great Classic Sci-Fi Flicks You May Have Never Heard Of

    We know the greats; movies like Metropolis (1927), Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956), 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), Star Wars (1977). And there are those films which maybe didn’t achieve cinematic greatness, but through their inexhaustible watchability became genre touchstones, lesser classics but classics nonetheless, like The War of the Worlds (1953), Godzilla (1954), […] More

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    The Many Faces of the Creature Feature

    To investigate the origins of the horror film, it is necessary to discuss the German expressionism movement of the 1920s in films such as Nosferatu, The Cabinet of Dr Caligari and Der Golem. This time around a genre whose peak was the 1950s and 60s is up for discussion in the creature feature. There is […] More

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    Armageddons On A “B” Budget

    Science fiction, horror, monsters on the loose – they’ve been a part of the movies almost since the beginning of the medium.  Georges Melies famously turned out a vaudeville-flavored adaptation of Jules Verne’s From the Earth to the Moon in 1904, the Edison company produced the first of a nearly century-long parade of film (and later […] More