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  • “THE MUTILATOR” (Blu-ray Review)

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    One of the benefits of being a relatively younger fright fan is being able to see the cult classics and eerie obscurities of the ’80s for the first time in this day and age. Whether it’s insane fright fare like BLOOD RAGE, the campy fun of MADMAN or the ridiculous proto-slashers of BLOOD AND LACE, they certainly don’t make ’em how they used to, and without the baggage of the bigger franchises looming over them as they must have upon their initial release, these bad boys often take a life of their own. And somewhere among the weirder horror offerings is THE MUTILATOR, a brutal oddity that, for all of its pacing and dialogue issues, more than makes up for it in the gore department with a stylish scene or two to help keep things interesting.

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  • “FROM DUSK TILL DAWN: THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON” (Blu-ray Review)

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    While Robert Rodriguez’s El Rey Network continues to grow with each passing month, with various events, marathons and original programs (including the fantastic DIRECTOR’S CHAIR series) helping that growth, the channel is likely still best known for FROM DUSK TILL DAWN: THE SERIES. Building upon the mythos established in the film of the same name, FROM DUSK TILL DAWN’s second season saw the Gecko Brothers, Satanico Pandemonium, the Fuller Family and all the various outliers go into bold new territory. And now, fright fans have the opportunity to sink their teeth into FROM DUSK TILL DAWN: THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON in a newly packaged Blu-ray set, courtesy of Entertainment One.

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  • “PIECES” (Blu-ray Review)

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    PIECES was the first “No one under 17 admitted” movie I ever saw back in my burgeoning horror-lovin’ youth without an older friend to help me through the doors. The additional sign over the box office reading, “If you’re not 17, you’re not getting in!” didn’t stop my friend and I—neither one of us close to that magic age—from achieving access.

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  • “THE X-FILES: Season 10, Episode 4” (TV Review)

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    After putting together an out-and-out contemporary classic with “Scully and Mulder meet the Were-Monster,” one might have imagined that the next installment of THE X-FILES would have a tough time reaching that high bar. Yet to be perfectly honest, one could assume that no one expected “Home Again” to be a busy, unfocused and frankly disappointing chapter of THE X-FILES revival. After all, Glen Morgan’s writing and direction on the series has frequently been stellar, but when THE X-FILES announced its return would be contained to a six-episode event series, the fact that one episode missed the mark so prominently shows that the little time fans have with Scully and Mulder again feels more valuable than it once was.

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  • “REGRESSION” (Movie Review)

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    “We’ve made absolutely no progress,” laments Ethan Hawke’s brooding detective Bruce Kenner about an hour into REGRESSION—and the audience may well be inclined to agree with him, presuming they can find this latest dumped-by-The-Weinstein-Company flick. But let’s regress back to the beginning of the story…

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  • “SOUTHBOUND” (Movie Review)

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    From the people behind the V/H/S movies comes a film that should satisfy even those who don’t usually respond to anthologies, as SOUTHBOUND consists less of separate segments than chapters in the same story—all of them scary, one of them a truly harrowing experience.

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  • “THE PACK” (2016; Movie Review)

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    Even before they’re plunged into a cinematic nightmare that bridges the gap between John Carpenter’s original ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13 and the 2011 Liam Neeson survival thriller THE GREY, the family we meet at the outset of Nick Robertson’s THE PACK has already got trouble aplenty.

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  • “ALL HALLOWS’ EVE 2” (Film Review)

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    Whether you’re a fan or completely unaware of the 2013 indie horror anthology ALL HALLOWS’ EVE, there’s a good chance you’ll find it’s sequel to be a frustrating experience. On one hand, fans of the first film might be disappointed that the structure and face of the first film- the bloodthirsty ‘Art the Clown’- is completely thrown away in favor of something completely different altogether. And on the other hand, the anthology film more or less plays exactly how it was produced: a collection of wholly disconnected horror shorts bought and assembled with no cohesion or mission statement. Though some of these shorts are well produced and executed in their own right, the overall ALL HALLOWS’ EVE 2 experience feels far from satisfying, especially when paired with a lazy and generic wrap-around segment.

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