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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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6 Killer Underrated Horror Movies

6 Killer Underrated Horror Sequels

The broken and bloody corpses of bad sequels litter the horror movie landscape. So often studios grab any director and any screenplay in hopes of ...
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Dario Argento’s Opera (1987) – Brutally Captivating

Overall: 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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Top 10 Horror Movies of 1982 - Malevolent Dark

The Definitive Best – Top 10 Horror Movies of 1982

Malevolent Dark is taking charge and compiling the definitive Top 10 Horror Movies of 1982. Overall, 1982 didn’t blow us away across the board, but ...
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Wretch (2018) - Movie Poster

Wretch (2018) – Deeply Disturbing Psychological Horror

Overall: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Support independent horror films! Malevolent Dark’s quest to cater to the ravenous horror fans around the globe demands periodically stepping outside the safe ...
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Stage Fright (1987) - Movie Poster

Stage Fright (1987) – Sexy Italian Murder Style

Overall: 4 out of 5 stars
For some, Italian horror movies are an acquired taste. For hardcore horror connoisseurs, they become a required taste. Artful, stylistic and hopelessly European, ...
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The Devil Rides Out (1968)

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. This ...
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Cabin in the Woods (2011) - Movie Poster

Cabin in the Woods (2012) – An Innovative Good Time

Overall: 3.5 out of 5 stars

The Cabin in the Woods, directed by Drew Goddard and produced by Joss Whedon, takes the audience on a ridiculous journey. The producers ...
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Ready or Not (2019) - Movie Poster

Ready or Not (2019) – Wacky Family Fun

Overall: 4 out of 5 stars

Let’s be honest, writing reviews for horror movies is a thankless job. This grind embodies the cliche, “Labor of Love”. Even the things ...
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Martyrs (2008) - Movie Poster

Martyrs (2008) – An Epic Tale of Two Tortures

Overall: 4 out of 5 stars

Taking a break from grinding through my archive, I decided to take a recommendation from a friend that I hold in high esteem ...
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Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3 (1990) - Movie Poster

Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3: Leatherface (1990) – Bloody, and Better than You Remember

Overall: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Most great horror franchises languish once they are taken from the hands of the people that lovingly created them. Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw ...
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Squirm (1976) - Movie Poster

Squirm (1976) – Dear God… Horrific Worms!!!

Overall: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Back where I grew up we had a thing called “Saturday night Shockers”. This show force fed fiends with horror movies that they ...
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Children Shouldn't Play With dead Things (1972) - Movie Poster

Children Shouldn’t Play With Dead Things (1972)

Overall: 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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Parasite (1982) - Movie Poster

Parasite (1982) – Abysmal Sci-Fi Horror from Charles Band

Overall: 0.5 out of 5 stars

As fan of fine B-movies, rarely do I run into a movie with no-redeeming qualities. I actually found a way to enjoy Dr ...
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All Hallow's Eve (2013) - Movie Poster

All Hallows Eve (2013) – Introducing Art the Clown

Overall: 3.5 out of 5 stars

I started watching and writing almost immediately after watching 2016’s horror film, Terrifier. I found myself so smitten with Terrifier and Art the Clown, ...
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Terrifier (2016) - Movie Poster

Terrifier (2016) – A Terrifying Work of Art

Overall: 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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Jeepers Creepers (2001) - Movie Poster

Jeepers Creepers (2001) – Jeepers Bloody Sleepers

Overall: 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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