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Just for Halloween…

If you’re in the mood for a seasonal scare, I suggest you revisit last year’s Scare Week from The Movie Gourmet.  I programmed six horror films from different decades and from different countries.  Even folks who normally avoid the horror … Continue reading

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THE HOUSE ON PINE STREET: does she really see a ghost?

So here’s the thing with every movie ghost story – either the ghost is real or the protagonist is crazy enough to hallucinate one. The beauty of The House on Pine Street is that the story is right down the … Continue reading

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GREEN ROOM: blood and suspense

The bloody thriller Green Room is a fresh and satisfying, well, bloody thriller. A vagabond rock band (Anton Yelchin, Alia Shawkat and a couple of others) finds themselves playing a gig at a remote white nationalist compound in the woodsy … Continue reading

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DVD/Stream of the Week: UNFRIENDED – run from your webcams!!!

In the very satisfying horror film Unfriended, it’s the one-year anniversary of a teenage girl’s suicide, and her bullying peers convene via webcams on social media.  But their computers are hijacked by an Unknown Force who starts wreaking revenge. The … Continue reading

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2015 at the Movies: low-budget, high quality horror

The Movie Gourmet doesn’t watch many horror movies, but 2015 featured some that were unusually inventive, scary and non-gory.  It’s great to see young filmmakers bringing some intelligence and surprise (not just shockers) to this genre. It Follows: Writer-director David … Continue reading

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UNFRIENDED: run from your webcams!!

In the very satisfying horror film Unfriended, it’s the one-year anniversary of a teenage girl’s suicide, and her bullying peers convene via webcams on social media. But their computers are hijacked by an Unknown Force who starts wreaking revenge. The … Continue reading

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Scare Week: FREAKS

Bad things happen at the circus. And bad things happen in Freaks. This is one of the most unsettling horror films (and the least politically correct), because it was filmed in 1932 with real circus freaks. If you have teenagers … Continue reading

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Scare Week: IT FOLLOWS

The Movie Gourmet doesn’t watch many horror movies, but I really liked the inventive, scary and non-gory It Follows. 19-year-old Jay (Maika Monroe) has sex with a guy who then tells her that he has passed on to her a … Continue reading

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Scare Week: WITCHING AND BITCHING

The rockin’ Witching and Bitching (Las brujas de Zugarramurdi), by Spanish cult director Alex de la Iglesia, features a gang of robbers – one is dressed as a silver Jesus on the cross and another as a Green Army Guy … Continue reading

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Scare Week: THE CONJURING

Just right for Halloween week, the satisfying shocker The Conjuring begins in a familiar way. In 1971, a couple (Ron Livingston and Lili Taylor) moves into an old, isolated farmhouse with their five daughters. The youngest kid finds a creepy … Continue reading

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