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Lizard in a Woman's Skin - Movie Poster

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

Overall: 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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The New York Ripper - Movie Poster

The New York Ripper (1982) – Lucio Fulci, NY Trash

Overall: 2 out of 5 stars

Malevolent Dark devotes a ton of time writting about the exploits of Italian horror films. Of these films, some of our favorites are ...
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Black Mountain Side - Movie Poster

Black Mountain Side (2015) – Clever Canadian Independent Horror

Overall: 3 out of 5 stars

While the readership of Malevolent Dark continues to grow, to date only a few people in the circle actually make recommendations for content ...
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The Poughkeepsie Tapes - Movie Poster

The Poughkeepsie Tapes (2007) – Savage Found Footage

Overall: 2.5 out of 5 stars

The Poughkeepsie Tapes (2007) is a found footage film directed by John Erick Dowdle. This films tells the story of Edward Carver, a ...
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The Girl Who Knew Too Much - Movie Poster

The Girl Who Knew Too Much (1963) – An Outstanding Giallo

Overall 4.5 out of 5 stars

It’s fair point. Classifying The Girl Who Knew Too Much (1963) as a horror movie is a stretch. It’s really more of a thriller in ...
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Psycho 2 - Movie Poster

Psycho 2 (1983) – The Gripping Return of Norman Bates

Overall: 3 out of 5 stars

Psycho 2, directed by Richard Franklin, required extreme courage to make. The original Alfred Hitchcock classic came out 23 years prior. Many fans ...
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Phenomena - Movie Poster

Phenomena (1985) – Weird Italian Creepy Crawlies

Overall: 3 out of 5 stars

Dario Argento, famous for his contributions to Italian horror cinema and the giallo sub-genre, directed Phenomena (1985). Phenomena was released in a shortened version ...
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Halloween 2 1981 - Movie Poster

Halloween 2 1981 – Happy Samhain

Overall: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Halloween 2 1981 is of course the follow-up to the psycho-slasher masterpiece Halloween 1978 by John Carpenter. Many consider this notable for many ...
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The Bird with the Crystal Plumage - Movie Poster

The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970) – Brilliant Argento, Classic Giallo

Overall: 4 out of 5 stars

As of late, Malevolent Dark has been descending into a deep dark hole of Italian thrillers called giallo, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage ...
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Freddy vs Jason - Movie Poster

Freddy vs Jason (2003) – A Shamefully Indulgent Mess

Overall: 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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Cannibal Holocaust (1980) - Into the Hell of the Green Inferno

Cannibal Holocaust (1980) – Into the Hell of the Green Inferno

Overall: 3 out of 5 stars

Cannibal Holocaust(1980) exists in infamy for more than one reason. Director Ruggero Deodato released Cannibal Holocaust during a brief rash of Italian movies ...
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Flesh of the Void - Movie Poster

Flesh of the Void (2017) – Extreme Arthouse Horror

Overall: 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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The Things (2011) - Movie Poster

The Thing 2011 – Great Idea, OK Movie

Overall: 2.5 out of 5 stars

The John Carpenter classic The Thing 1982 often tops greatest of all-time lists. The Thing 1982 deserves every bit of praise as it’s ...
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Rawhead Rex - Movie Poster

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

Overall: 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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Bride of Re-Animator - Movie Poster

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

Overall: 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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The Kingdom of Var - Movie Poster

The Kingdom of Var (2019) – An Odd Independent Horror Film

Malevolent Dark loves independent horror films. That being said, we looked forward to viewing The Kingdom of Var, written, directed and produced by Nicholas Kleban, ...
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House of 1000 Corpses - Movie Poster

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

Overall: 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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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 of ...
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Demons 2 - Movie Poster

Demons 2 (1986) – More Demonic Pus Squirting Fun

Overall: 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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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 original ...
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