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John's Horror Corner: Byzantium (2012), bringing a fresh, intelligent perspective to the secret lives of vampires

MY CALL: An intelligent, superbly acted vampire story, serenely-scored and with a more realistic, fresh perspective. MOVIES LIKE Byzantium: Interview with a Vampire… 436 more words

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John's Horror Corner: Under the Bed (2012), an utterly senseless yet fun slimy monster movie

MY CALL: This monster movie makes no sense, is terribly inconsistent and felt like a scareless PG-13 movie for over 60 minutes. But it’s ending is so senselessly bonkers, gore-slathered and creature-tastic that it was all worth the end. 1,094 more words

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John's Horror Corner: Alien Abduction (2014), a found footage horror that uses all the tropes but packs none of the punch.

     MY CALL: This movie captures a good idea, but does so very poorly. There are a couple good scenes here but they are largely outweighed by the bad and the very bad. 672 more words

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John's Horror Corner: Possession (1981), This film is one of the strangest, most disturbing story-driven things ever filmed, examining the psychosis of obsession, sexuality and the monsters within us

MY CALL: This film is one of the strangest, most disturbing story-driven things ever filmed. Surreal, symbolic, creepy and imaginative…this is a deep investigation into fixation, manipulation, obsession and acceptance. 596 more words

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John's Horror Corner: Wishmaster 2: Evil Never Dies (1999), a worthy, less gory evil genie sequel with half the budget

MY CALL: A flimsier story and a little less gore than the original, but still this is a worthy sequel with a smaller budget that was stretched as far as possible for our entertainment. 551 more words

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John's Horror Corner: Inside (2007), an extreme French film delivering an ultra-gory home birth.

      MY CALL: More bloody fun than an at-home scissors Cesarean, this film will fill your screen with brutal gore like a sprinkler system in Hell, and the gore is matched by the claustrophobic sense of desperation. 436 more words

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John's Horror Corner: Afflicted (2013), a contemporary vampire film following the Chronicle playbook

MY CALL: The first half of this film serves as a stand alone film with great characters and a cool story. The second half squanders all the good that was curried in the first. 780 more words

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