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Making Sense of 'Saw'’s Jumbled Jigsaw Mythology
'Saw' turns ten this year, and while the franchise’s “torture porn” legacy is clear, its serialized story – spanning seven squirm-inducing films – remains anything but. Few cinematic series have ever told a continuous tale with less grace, intelligibility…
Hate Scary Movies?
It’s easy to find Halloween movies. A cursory Google-search yields a slew of time-honored terror, vetted by thousands of critics and fans. But for those weak-stomached folks who avoid horror flicks at all costs, this bounty of murder porn, slasher flicks, and Romero rip-offs are highway to ba…
'The Walking Dead' Comic-TV Comparison: "Strangers"
‘The Walking Dead’ season 5 shambled out its 2nd entry with Sunday’s latest "Strangers” but how did it hold up to the comic book continuity? Rick meets a mysterious new stranger as Bob has a deadly encounter with Gareth and the Terminus survivors, so what’s ne…
The Best ‘Dracula’ Movie Hasn’t Even Been Made Yet
While it's true that great stretches of Stoker's novel have been explored, transformed and extended by countless filmmakers over the years until every surprise feels like a cliche, there's one stretch of the story that feels fresher than ever. Upon a recent revisit to the novel, it wa…
Leatherface Legacy
I'm deep in 'The Texas Chain Saw Massacre' country. 40 years ago, director Tobe Hooper, a skeleton crew and a ragtag cast of unknown actors made horror history in these parts. Cinema, and the great state of Texas, were never the same.

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