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Because Paranormal Activity 3 plays mainly on what we can’t see, your eyes are constantly darting around the camera frame, looking for something strange.

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While I certainly appreciate the first two “Paranormal Activity” films, I was worried that they’d be unable to sustain a third installment. Based on the cut of the film presented as a secret screening at Fantastic Fest, I was right to worry. The way I see it, these are the cardinal sins of found footage […]

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Secret scenes or hidden shots in “Paranormal Activity 2” trailer – Look closely! What is the easter egg (or secret frame) in the trailer for “Paranormal Activity 2”? Well, the trailer for the film (a sequel to last year’s surprise low-budget hit) just hit today and the secret shots are only viewable in the trailer […]

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George saw the movie during Fantastic Fest last month. Read his take here. Mine follows below: Rarely do movie critics talk about the actual experience of seeing a film in the theater in their actual review. It happens sometimes, but it’s usually presented as an aside (the film broke, the crowd responded this way, the […]

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“Paranormal Activity” movie review Find out why Eric’s actual theater-going experience ruined the movie for him here. I try really hard to go into movies without prejudice. But with the advertising tactics being employed to push “Paranormal Activity,” I’ve found it very difficult to not be extremely skeptical. Take a look at the posters. They’re […]

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The sixth entry to ‘The Conjuring’ series drowns itself in a pool of its own cliches.

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Opening tomorrow at the Screenland at Tapcade, Still/Born is just what you’d expect from an indie horror-thriller opening in February. It’s interesting, engaging, a little bit terrifying, and a lot bit suspenseful.

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Adam Rockoff’s new book, The Horror of It All is part memoir, part editorial, and part collection of lists. However, it all combines into a cohesive read that offers up the author’s views on any number of horror films, types, and tropes.

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Very, very rarely a movie comes along that transcends the perceived limitations of being a “horror” or “scary” movie and becomes a full-fledged work of art. The Exorcist, Silence of the Lambs, and The Shining are some examples, and now you can add The Babadook, showing exclusively in Kansas City starting Friday at Screenland Armour, to that list as well.

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Nine years in the future, DeMonaco thinks this is still an issue that people will be dealing with, and has fun with the idea of the poor finally fighting back.

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Mike Flanagan is the co-writer and director of Oculus, which was developed with co-screenwriter Jeff Howard from Flanagan’s own 2006 short film. By design, it’s a psychological thriller masquerading as a haunted house movie, and Flanagan wisely avoids cheap jump scares in favor of letting the dread develop naturally.

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What would happen if you could meet yourself from just moments ago and change the outcome of a crucial event? Though it starts from this interesting premise, +1 never develops its characters and relies on ridiculous scenarios to push its plot through to its conclusion.

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‘The Conjuring’ very much feels like a 1970s horror film, before slashers were haunting teenage dreams and well before found footage became the way to make a story feel real.

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A lot of young people get punished for letting their prurient interests get the better of them in V/H/S, a new horror anthology that gives six up-and-coming indie filmmakers and filmmaking teams a chance to put their spin on the found-footage horror subgenre.

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For almost as long as there have been films, there have been spooky stories about roving spirits, demons, or creatures flexing their supernatural muscle. This month there’s a pair of supernatural thrillers in The Apparition and The Possession, but what are the Top 10 Best Ghost Movies?

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