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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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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 Movie Poster

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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