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10 Essential Horror Films to Know Malevolent Dark (Part 2)

Here we go! Thanks for checking out the 10 Essential Horror Films to Know Malevolent Dark. I consider these films to be the foundation of ...
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10 Essential Horror Films to Know Malevolent Dark (Part 1)

As I have often alluded to, I am a child of the 70s. Likewise, my horror journey lead me through many films that would now ...
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The Descent (2005) - Movie Poster

The Descent (2005) – Suffocating, Claustrophobic, Powerful

Overall: 3.5 out of 5 stars

It has been quite some time since the first time I watched The Descent (2005) directed by British director Neil Marshall. Neil’s previous work ...
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Just Before Dawn (1981) - Movie Poster

Just Before Dawn (1981) – Don’t Believe the Hype

Overall: 2 out of 5 stars

Just Before Dawn (1981) is an American slasher directed by Jeff Lieberman. For those that remember Jeff, he also directed the bane of ...
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Psycho 3 (1986) - Movie Poster

Psycho 3 (1986) – Anthony Perkins’ Debut Behind The Camera

Overall: [2.5]

A simple Internet search of the most impactful horror/suspense films of all time will quickly reveal Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 masterpiece Psycho. To this ...
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Happy Birthday to Me (1981) - Movie Poster

Happy Birthday To Me (1981) – Brutally Incoherent

Overall: 2 out of 5 stars

Sometimes I think the Malevolent Dark randomization engine is evolving into a sentient intelligence. After watching Canadian horror film My Bloody Valentine (1981), the rando-horror ...
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Eaten Alive! (1980) - Movie Poster

Eaten Alive! (1980) – Ridiculous, Even by Umberto Lenzi Standards

Overall: 2.5 out of 5 stars

While the term Mondo Cannibal Master might be a bit overzealous for a man like Umberto Lenzi, he is nothing if not prolific ...
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August Underground (2001) - Movie Poster

August Underground (2001) – Sickest Film Ever Made In The US? (Explicit)

Overall: 1.5 out of 5 stars

In 2001, A few friends from Pennsylvania decided to band together to show a side of Horror that most wouldn’t want to know ...
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Deranged (1974) - Movie Poster

Deranged (1974) – Quirky, Fun and Overshadowed

Overall: 3.5 out of 5 stars

A quick tour through horror cinema during the last half of the 20th century reveals that one of the most used real-life stories ...
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10 Stunning Women That Built Hammer Horror

10 Stunning Women That Built Hammer Horror

I had long intended to write an article on the topic on the 10 Stunning Women That Built Hammer Horror Productions. These women propelled Hammer ...
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Das Komabrutale Duell (1999) - Movie Poster

Das Komabrutale Duell (1999) – A Bavarian Bloodbath

Overall: 2.5 out of 5 stars

When most horror fans think of German extreme films, the likes of Jörg Buttgereit’s Nekromantiks and Andreas Schnaas’ Violent Shit series come to ...
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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Franchise Ranked

The Definitive All 9 Texas Chainsaw Massacre Franchise Ranked

Upon the advent of the new Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2022)Malevolent Dark has been sorting through the comments, criticisms and accolades that this film received immediately upon ...
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Southbound (2015) - Movie Poster

Southbound (2015) – More Than Just a Horror Movie

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars

It was quite a journey finding a film as impactful as Southbound (2015). As a kid, I used to browse for horror films ...
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Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2022 - Movie Poster

Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2022 – Pleasantly Unpleasant and Surprisingly Decent

Overall: 3.5 out of 5 stars

It has been nearly a year since we wrote our first article on the news that a new Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2022 film ...
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My Bloody Valentine (1981) - Movie Poster

My Bloody Valentine (1981) – From Canada with Love

Overall: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Back when Brian Williams claimed to have false memories of an RPG attack on his chopper, I wondered how that could actually happen ...
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The Satanic Rites of Dracula (1973) - Movie Poster

The Satanic Rites of Dracula (1973) – Wicked 70’s Vampires

Overall: 3 out of 5 stars

As huge fans of England’s famous Hammer Film Productions, we are especially tickled to bring you this gem of a film from the ...
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Ghostland (2018) - Movie Poster

Ghostland (2018) – The Psychology of Pain

Overall: 2.5 out of 5 stars

Ghostland (2018), also known as An Incident in a Ghostland, is film directed by Pascal Laugier. Those familiar with Pascal Laugier’s work will quickly realize ...
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Nail Gun Massacre (1985) - Movie Poster

Nail Gun Massacre (1985) – What a Nice Piece of Shit!

Overall: 1.5 out of 5 stars

Here at Malevolent Dark we expound on the quality of horror that released in . Classics like Re-Animator, Demons and Return of the Living ...
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Eyes Without a Face (1960) - Movie Poster

Eyes Without a Face (1960) – French Horror Artistry

Overall: 3 out of 5 stars

Recently, Malevolent Dark reviewed the Peter Cushing film Corruption (1968). In that review we mentioned that it had a lot on common with the ...
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Cannibal Terror (1981) - Movie Poster

Cannibal Terror (1981) – Cannibal Terrible?

Overall: 0 out of 5 stars

The late 70’s and early 80’s brought the world the spectacle of Mondo Cannibal horror. Most of these produced in Italy. Directed by ...
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