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Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things (1972)

Children Shouldn’t Play With Dead Things (1972)

4.5 out of 5 stars

Ever since the release of the Walking Dead TV series, there has been no shortage of top 10 zombie lists on the Internet ...
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Demons II - Crossing Over Through the Television

Demons 2 (1986) – More Demonic Pus Squirting Fun

3 out of 5 stars

In 1985, Dario Argento and Mario Bava released green-pus filled Italian horror extravaganza called Demons. To Dario Argent and Lamberto Bava, Demons adds ...
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Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 - The Sawyer Family

Haters Hate The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)

4.5 out of 5 stars

There is no bar higher than the one set by the 1974 classic, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (TCM). This film continues to blow ...
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Jeepers marginally creepy Creepers

Jeepers Creepers (2001) – Jeepers Bloody Sleepers

2.5 out of 5 stars

It’s not not I have an ingrained prejudice against horror movies made beyond 1996. I try not to be a hater. It’s just ...
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Basket Case 2 - Belial laughs hysterically at the prospect of Duane ever finding love

Basket Case 2 (1990) – The Brutal Return of the Bradley Twins

2 out of 5 stars

Here we will take look at Basket Case 2 (1990). We briefly covered the original in our Top-10 Horror Films of 1982 list ...
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Tourist Trap - A Hint of Leatherface

Tourist Trap (1979) – An Unconventional Slasher

3 out of 5 stars

By 1979, the slasher revolution prepared to launch into full swing. John Carpenter has just released Halloween. Friday the 13th loomed right around ...
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Southbound (2015) - The Reapers are a a reoccurring visual throughout the film

Southbound (2015) – More Than Just a Horror Movie

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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Lizard in a Woman's Skin - Florinda Bolan and Anita Strindberg

Lizard in a Woman’s Skin (1971) – Indulgent Drug Fueled Fulci

3.5 out of 5 stars

Long before the legendary Lucio Fulci released his masterworks, Zombie (1979) and the ‘Gates of Hell Trilogy’, Fulci developed a prolific resume of films, including ...
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Flesh of the Void - Antlers of Death

Flesh of the Void (2017) – Extreme Arthouse Horror

2 out of 5 stars

Welcome to another Malevolent Dark independent horror movie review. Looking for inspiration, I reached out to the Malevolent Dark Twitter family and asked ...
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Linda with a case of the giggles

The Evil Dead (1981) – A Sam Raimi Masterpiece

5 out of 5 stars

Some of the best surprises in the horror genre come from unassuming low-budget horror movies that find a way to excite and entertain ...
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Amityville Horror (1979) - The infamous house at 108 Ocean Avenue

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 ...
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Deranged (1974) - Ezra peers from behind rotting flesh

Deranged (1974) – Quirky, Fun and Overshadowed

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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Let's Scare Jessica to Death - Mariclare Costello as Emily/Abigale

Let’s Scare Jessica to Death (1971) – Or Not at All

2 out of 5 stars

Let’s Scare Jessica to Death is a psychological vampire film released in 1971. The film begins with, Jessica (Zohra Lampert), recently release from ...
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Night of the Werepossum

Silver Bullet (1985) – The Unforgettable 80’s

2.5 out of 5 stars

Silver Bullet is 1985 horror film starring Corey Haim. It tells the story of a werewolf that terrorizes a small town called Tarker’s ...
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Freddy vs. Jason (2003)

Freddy vs Jason (2003) – A Shamefully Indulgent Mess

2 out of 5 stars

Everyone loves the idea, right? Who would win in an epic battle to earn the title of baddest slasher of all time? These ...
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The Blood on Satan's Claw - Linda Hayden as the diabolical Angel Blake

Blood on Satan’s Claw (1971) – Hammer, Not Hammer

3 out of 5 stars

Malevolent Dark firmly believes that the world needs more horror films based loosely on early English folk historic backdrops. Even better would be ...
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Creepshow - Tom Savini's Fluffy

Creepshow (1982) – An Awesome and Underappreciated Romero Classic

3 out of 5 stars

In 1982, the genius of George Romero finally earned the recognition of Hollywood. Coming off of the lackluster 1981 feature Knightriders, George Romero ...
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Bride of Re-Animator - The bride, heartbroken, rips her own heart from here chest

Bride of Re-Animator (1990) – A Gory Love Story

2 out of 5 stars

Bride of Re-Animator (1990) follows up the fantastic 1985 Stuart Gordon original, Re-Animator. Brian Yunza directs and produces Bride of Re-Animator without the assistance ...
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Halloween 2018 - Movie Poster

Halloween 2018 – A Cheap Trick, and Uninspired Treat

Overall: 2 out of 5 stars

Nary a more maligned horror series exists than the one started by John Carpenter in 1978. Halloween started off as an incredibly ...
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British Horror - All Hail the Goat of Mendes!

Top 5 Greatest Hammer Horror Films of All Time

Growing up in the 70’s, one name in horror riveted me to the chair and relentlessly fed me steady doses of terror on film ...
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Human Tenderloin - Short Horror Stories by Craig Wallwork
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Terrifier (2016) – A Terrifying Work of Art

4 out of 5 stars

I am tickled to death. It has been forever since I have been so enamored with a new slasher character. After several years ...
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Possessor (2020) - Tasya barely clinging to the reality of her former self

Possessor (2020) – Amazing Body Horror From A Proven Pedigree

4 out of 5 stars

Strangely enough, Malevolent Dark will do a review of a Brandon Cronenberg before we land a a review of one of his father’s ...
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