October 18, 2009

31 Great Horror Movies: ‘The Serpent and the Rainbow’

It’s a shame Wes Craven‘s most popular movies (“A Nightmare on Elm Street,” “Scream“) aren’t his best. Because a lot of people are missing great movies like “The Serpent and the Rainbow.” This one definitely trumps the popular ones already mentioned. The movie is set in Haiti, where Harvard anthropologist Dennis Alan (Bill Pullman) has […]

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October 16, 2009

31 Great Horror Movies: ‘The Last House on the Left’

Wes Craven’s “The Last House on the Left” was a fantastically unique movie. The first half of the movie reads like a traditional horror movie. Bad guys attack some girls, rape, kill, torture. You know how it goes. But then the other half of the movie is a revenge film with great payoff. In 2009, […]

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October 7, 2009

31 Great Horror Movies: ‘The Hills Have Eyes’

1970s horror movies found a niche with nasty, murderous rural families. That can be attributed to “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” which is also the best. But the second-best was Wes Craven’s “The Hills Have Eyes” in 1977. The movie follows the Carter family as they make their way cross-country to California. There’s Big Bob and […]

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August 17, 2009

Tuesday’s best bet: ‘The Last House on the Left’

“The Last House on the Left” hits the shelves Tuesday, and besides Dexter Season 3, it’s your only good option. Mini review:  I have almost no trust in movie remakes. But every now and then, one comes along and totally surprises me. The reboot of “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” was one and now, “The Last […]

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