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NYC: The 2017 Brooklyn Horror Film Festival kicks off tonight

The second annual Brooklyn Horror Film Festival gets underway tonight at the Brooklyn Alamo Drafthouse. The opening night film is Can Evernol's Housewife, which looks like Clive Barker by way of Dario Argento. More than 45 feature films and...

 
 
 
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Review: Cult of Chucky

You may not know this, but Chucky, the red headed doll inhabited by a serial killer's soul thanks to some magic, had a bit of a comeback a few years ago with the straight to video release of Curse of Chucky. Believe it or not, after a ...

 
 
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Review: Jeepers Creepers 3

If you've read any of my posts for Flixist, you know that I approach most sequels not with trepidation, but with outright skepticism. This is because rather than being an earnest or needed continuation to a great story, they're cash grabs. ...

 
 
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IT sequel floats to a 2019 release after Labor Day

New Line Cinema's It has been a massive success. The film soared to both a positive critical and commercial response, and has since become the highest grossing horror movie of all time. It has made $478 million in sales so far, so it s...

 
 
 
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Netflix's 1922 trailer cashes in on Stephen King It craze

Hot off the heels of the wildly successful film adaptation of Stephen King's It, we're getting a Netflix adaptation of a King novella, 1922, park of 2010's collection Full Dark, No Stars. It looks like we've got some dirt farmers who aren't...

 
 
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Your Bad Movie Night Guide, Vol. 9: Chopping Mall

In Volume 9 of Your Bad Movie Night Guide, we cover Chopping Mall, our first reader suggestion, brought to you by @TheLimoMaker. I nearly typed chopping block, as chopping mall makes very little sense, even after seeing the m...

 
 
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Jamie Lee Curtis to reprise lead role in Halloween

In Hollywood only has one formula for success news (sequels), original 'final girl' Jamie Lee Curtis will reprise her role as Laurie Strode, Michael Meyers' first crush, 40 years after the original Halloween's release. This will mark Curtis...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Review: It

Summer is over. We're entering the weekend past Labor Day. And yet, officially, technically (sorry everyone back in school), we've still got two more weeks. Lucky us. Lucky that now, when someone comes a knocking slinging nonsense like, "Th...

 
 
 
 
 
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See IT early and free

It's been a few weeks of suck for movie going audiences, and the box office has reflected that as no one has gone to theaters. But IT is here to save us all. You cane experience before anyone else and tell all your friends if it is act...

 
 
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Alamo Drafthouse to house all-clown showings of IT

As the release date for Steven King's second film adaptation of the year, It, draws near (September 8), Alamo Drafthouse has announced that at least one of its theaters will house a clown-only showing. As if the movie weren't terrifying eno...

 
 
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RIP Tobe Hooper (1943-2017)

Tobe Hooper, the director of horror classics The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Poltergeist, died yesterday in Sherman Oaks, California. He was 74 years old. As of this writing, the cause of death has yet to be confirmed. Hooper's first Texas ...

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Nosferatu remake will reteam The Witch star and director

On Tuesday it was confirmed that Anya Taylor-Joy, star of The Witch (which I will henceforth refer to by it's much cooler stylized title) and M. Night Shyamalan's Split was in talks to reunite with director Robert Eggers for the long report...

 
 
 
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See Annabelle: Creation early and free

If you had told me that The Conjuring would spawn a franchise of horror films over the coming years from its release I would have been pretty surprised. Yet here we are with a sequel to a spin-off from that film. Who knows how long the...

 
 
 
 
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Your Bad Movie Night Guide, Vol. 2: Zombeavers

Some movies are so bad they're good. Like last week's entry, Shark Attack 3: Megalodon; while it appears that it must have been somewhat selfaware (one would hope), at other times, it clearly took itself plenty seriously. Or, ...

 
 
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NYAFF Capsule Review: Mon Mon Mon Monsters

Giddens Ko’s You Are the Apple of My Eye remains one of the best films I’ve seen at the New York Asian Film Festival. Café. Waiting. Love, which he wrote but did not direct, is another film I enjoyed immensely. So when I ...

 
 
 
 
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The Walking Dead Season 8 gets a release date

Ah, San Diego Comic Con. It is a time of celebration, of renewal, of congregating with your fellow nerds and geeks, to peer inside the entertainment industry and see what lays for thou over the horizon. Truly, it is a time unlike any other,...

 
 
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New Death Note Poster looks better than the Show

You remember Death Note, right? No, I'm not talking about the critically-acclaimed anime, or its manga counterpart. I'm talking about the Adam Wingard directed, takes-place-in-the-US-Netflix-original-movie known as Death Note. The last time...

 
 
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Saw 8 has title: Jigsaw ... comes with weird puzzley graphic

Because Hollywood is the land of opportunity [read: a complete and utter lack of originality] and audiences are so nuanced of taste and subtly responsive to the creative processes of their filmmakers [read: sheeple who will watch utter garb...

 
 
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Review: 47 Meters Down

47 Meters Down is a shark movie—if shark movie is a genre. No, not the campy, so-good-they’re-bad shark movies we’ve been getting for a decade and a half now [ask anyone I know—my favorite of these is Shark Attack 3&...

 
 
 




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Wonderstruck"When the might of artifice meets the disappointing limitations of realism"

 

The Foreigner"Jackie Chan has a certain set of skills, too"

 

The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)"Damaged people, decent people, dysfunctional families"

 

NYFF Lady Bird"Fly, birdy, fly"

 

The Mountain Between Us"Why didn't they eat the dog?"

 

My Little Pony: The Movie"Straight to the glue factory"

 

Blade Runner 2049"Does Hollywood dream of electric reboots?"

 

Cult of Chucky"Don't cults require followers?"

 

NYFF Zama"Strange and without category, Lucrecia Martel's return to filmmaking is the best and most idiosyncratic movie of 2017"

 

Jeepers Creepers 3"Where does he get those wonderful toys?"

 

Battle of the Sexes"A back and forth volley never settling on a tone"

 

NYFF Thelma"Everything you need and more"

 

American Made"Sex, drugs, and Tom Cruise"

 

NYFF Last Flag Flying"Richard Linklater standing at attention, but not at ease or at rest"

 

Preacher (Season 2)"Adapting the unadaptable"

 

Mother!"Mother of god this is pretentious"

 

American Assassin"American Ass"

 

It"Stephen King's scariest adaptation to date"

 

Good Time"Robert Pattinson: Vampire, no more"

 

Logan Lucky"No relation to Wolverine"

 

The Defenders (Season 1)"Masters of karate and friendship "

 
 
 
 
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