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Rawhead Rex - Stained glass from the church

Rawhead Rex (1986) – Tale of a gigantic penis?

1.5 out of 5 stars

Right around the late 80’s the world quickly became aware of the genius of Clive Barker. At this time, theaters received steady doses ...
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Giallo - The cruelty of the unamed killer

Dario Argento’s Opera (1987) – Brutally Captivating

4 out of 5 stars

The term “cadenza” refers to an improvised musical section of an opera designed to showcase the virtuosity of the performers. No better metaphor ...
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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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Edward Scissorhands (1990) - Vincent Price portrays a complicated man with good intentions and unforeseen consequences

Edward Scissorhands (1990) – A bitter sweet finale for Vincent Price, a legend in horror

The inspiration for the themes of Tim Burton‘s films comes from his fascination with the fantasy and horror of being a child. His propensity ...
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Hohuse of 1000 Corpses - Captain Spaulding

Rob Zombie’s House of 1000 Corpses (2003) – An Undeniable Modern Classic

4.5 out of 5 stars

My love for horror films spans many decades and Malevolent Dark serves as a testament for this lifelong obsession. Titles like House on ...
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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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Return of the Living Dead - Do You Wanna Party??!?!!?

Return of the Living Dead (1985) – Do You Wanna Party?

4 out of 5 stars

Today, Malevolent Dark proudly presents its retro-review of the classic film that shook up a zombie industry. Up until that point the genre ...
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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006) - Jed Sawyer takes a walk with his trusty steed

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 ...
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Halloween Kill - Michael Myers Escapes the Flaming Basement

Halloween Kills (2021) – Kills My Love For Halloween

1.5 out of 5 stars

Here we are again. Reaffirming what Malevolent Dark has been saying for years. The Halloween franchise has a depth problem. it really does, ...
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Night of the Tommy Knockers (2022)

There’s gold, monsters and fun in those hills – Night of the Tommyknockers (2022)

Western themed horror is a subgenre that has always intrigued audiences. Using the legends and lore of the wild west, these movies capture a ...
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The Oregonia - It gets werid when Frog Man is on the scene

The Oregonian (2011) – Terrifying Psychedelia

2.5 out of 5 stars

Surreal landscapes and quirky characters often epitomize the world of independent horror films. The commonality comes at no surprise considering the unifying thread ...
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Radish can't believe it

Final Exam (1981) – Don’t Cram for This One

1 out of 5 stars

In an attempt to become less introverted, I wanted to give a resounding shout-out to the girls over at The Horror Movie Survival ...
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The Satanic Rites of Dracula (1973) - Dracula in his iconic struggle through the Hawthorn bush

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

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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My Bloody Valentine (1981) - Proper attire for a serial killer

My Bloody Valentine (1981) – From Canada with Love

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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Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2021 (Untitled) - Movie Poster

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2021 – Another Bloody Retcon

Those familiar with the Malevolent Dark’s work fully understand that the original Tobe Hooper classic, The Texas Chainsaw Massacreoccupies a very special place on-top ...
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Dracula Has Risen From the Grave - Christopher Lee as Dracula

Dracula Has Risen From the Grave (1968) – Solid Hammer Horror

2.5 out of 5 stars

Dracula Has Risen From the Grave (1968) is the 3rd sequel in the Hammer horror series of movies featuring Christopher Lee as the ...
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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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Françoise Pascal

The Iron Rose (1973) – A Dark Love Letter from France

4 out of 5 stars

Reaching deep, I set out to find a list of obscure horror movies on the Internet. To my distress, I found many lists ...
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Juliet Mills, Possessed

Beyond the Door (1974) – An Intriguing Italian Possession Story

3 out of 5 stars

As you have figured out, I have a thing for 70’s Italian horror movies. Beyond the Door (1974), directed the duo Ovidio G. Assonitis ...
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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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The Day of the Beast (1995) - An unlikely trio sets out to save the world

The Day of the Beast (1995) – Good Times and Armageddon

3.5 out of 5 stars

It has been quite a while Malevolent Dark experienced the pleasure of Spanish horror. Tombs of the Blind Dead (1972) proved to be a solid ...
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Cannibal Terror (1981) - The Big Chief

Cannibal Terror (1981) – Cannibal Terrible?

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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Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) - Daniel Pearl's magnificent shot

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 ...
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The Card Player - One the first victims

The Card Player (2004) – A Rotten Hand

2 out of 5 stars

Dario Argento holds a firm spot in the top-5 best horror directors ever. If not a torch bearer for the entire international horror ...
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