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Sorry, ‘The Walking Dead’ Will Never Be As Good As the Comics
With ‘The Walking Dead‘ returning for the second half of its fourth season, I decided it was time to revisit the Image comic book series that inspired the show in the first place. What I found was inconsistent, talky, often wooden and frequently uneventful. What I found was also compel…
See the Cast of ‘The Silence of the Lambs’ Then and Now
Released in 1991 and based on the book of the same name by Thomas Harris, ‘The Silence of the Lambs’ introduced audiences to refined psychopath Hannibal Lecter — a role made iconic (and reprised in two more films) by Anthony Hopkins. Now 22 years, a prequel and a television seri…
See the Cast of ‘The Shining’ Then and Now
In 1980, visionary director Stanley Kubrick released ‘The Shining,’ a psychological horror film based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King. ‘The Shining’ follows writer Jack Torrance as he takes his family up to an isolated hotel to work on completing his novel. …
See the Cast of ‘The Texas Chain Saw Massacre’ Then and Now
When ‘The Texas Chain Saw Massacre’ hit theaters in 1974, it sent a wave of panic and terror through audiences, who believed, as the film suggested, that what they were watching was a depiction of events as they actually took place. The film itself was merely somewhat inspired by seria…
See the Cast of ‘The Monster Squad’ Then and Now
Long before he wrote ‘Kiss Kiss Bang Bang’ and ‘Iron Man 3,’ Shane Black helped write the script for the 1987 horror-comedy ‘The Monster Squad’ — which was released the same year as Black’s first big film, ‘Lethal Weapon.’ Co-writ…
See the Cast of ‘Near Dark’ Then and Now
Forget ‘Twilight‘ — the 1987 film ‘Near Dark’ is leaps and bounds a better vampire film with a romantic twist. Directed by Kathryn Bigelow, the Western-flavored film followed a young man in a small Midwestern town who gets mixed up with a group of vampire drifters …

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