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The Day of the Beast (1995) - Movie Poster

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

Overall: 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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Alucarda (1977) - Movie Poster

Alucarda (1977) – Demonically Extraordinary

Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Of all of the horror genres, Malevolent Dark possesses a particular taste in fine 70’s Satanic films. Many of these films such as, ...
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Corruption (1968) - Movie Poster

Corruption (1968) – An Epic Cushing Renaissance

Overall: 2.5 out of 5 stars

For horror fans that lived through he 70’s and 80’s, the name Peter Cushing stands among a very exclusive list of masterful horror ...
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The Blood on Satan's Claw - Movie Poster

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

Overall: 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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The Card Player - Movie Poster

The Card Player (2004) – A Rotten Hand

Overall: 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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Cannibal Ferox (1980)- Banned in 31 Countries, Or Less

Overall: 2.5 out of 5 stars

Malevolent Dark is finally returning to the realm of Italian mondo cannibal horror. After a recent conversation on Twitter that claimed that Cannibal ...
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The Awakening of Lilith - Movie Poster

The Awakening of Lilith (2021) – Menacing Darkness

Overall: 3.5 out of 5 stars

In the daily grind of churning out content for horror community, we at Malevolent Dark love more than anything the opportunity to get ...
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Return of the Living Dead (1985) - Do You Wanna Party?

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

Overall: 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 Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016) – The Agony of Being Dead

Overall: 3.5 out of 5 stars

In the world horror critique, the very best moments are those when low expectations are shattered. When a film crushes expectations through innovative ...
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Beyond the Darkness - Movie Poster

Beyond the Darkness (1979) – A Big Win for Revolting Joe

Overall: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Recently, Malevolent Dark reviewed the Joe D’Amato’s supposed gore fest, Anthropophagus (1980). To be honest, that film left much to be desired. The ...
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Anthropophagus - Movie Poster

Anthropophagus (1980) – Bloody Guts for Dinner

Overall: 1.5 out of 5 stars

Part of the joy of horror movies, specifically writing about horror movies, involves the opportunity to entertain everything from the terrifying to the ...
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Halloween Kills - Movie Poster

Halloween Kills (2021) – Kills My Love For Halloween

Overall: 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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The Oregonian (2011) – Terrifying Psychedelia

Overall: 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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The Amusement Park - Movie Poster

The Amusement Park (1973) – A Hidden Romero Gem

Overall: 3.5 out of 5 stars

It’s not often that the world bestows upon us a fantastic film by one of our favorite directors that has heretofore been buried ...
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Driller Killer - Movie Poster

Driller Killer (1979) – Unusual NYC Psycho Killer Trash

Overall: 1.5 out of 5 stars

Driller Killer (1979) has been in the Malevolent Dark archives for years. Over the course of decades, I probably walked by it 100 ...
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The Beyond (1981) – Another Gate to Fulci’s Hell

Overall: 3.5 out of 5 stars

A simple scan of the Internet quickly reveals that Lucio Fulci’s The Beyond ranks among his most appreciated films. The Beyond serves as the second ...
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Creepshow - Movie Poster

Creepshow (1982) – An Awesome and Underappreciated Romero Classic

Overall: 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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Don't Torture a Duckling - Movie Poster

Don’t Torture a Duckling (1972) – Gritty Lucio Fulci

Overall: 2.5 out of 5 stars

Italian horror master Lucio Fulci directed Don’t Torture a Duckling in 1972. While not his first giallo film, it does mark the first time that ...
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Deep Red - Movie Poster

Deep Red (1975) – Pure Giallo Brilliance

Overall: 4 out of 5 stars

Deep Red (1975), otherwise known as Profondo Rosso, provides another strong entry into the impressive catalog of Dario Argento. Released during the “giallo craze” in ...
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Tenebrae - Movie Poster

Tenebrae (1982) – Essential Giallo

Overall: 4 out of 5 stars

Featured in Malevolent Dark’s “The Definitive Best – Top 10 Horror Movies of 1982“, Dario Argento’s Tenebrae possibly represents the pinnacle of his faceless ...
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