The Devil Made Me Do It – Seven Of the Best Exorcism Movies for Halloween Season

Demons and, in many cases, the Devil himself have a long history in horror. Silent Swedish film Häxan introduced film-goers to the occult with its fictionalized documentary approach to pagan practices. As public interest in the occult grew, Burn, Witch, Burn, Black Sunday, The Devil Rides Out, and Rosemary’s Baby exploited fears about Satanic cults, […]

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Knock Knock: No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

Following on the heels of his cannibal exploitation redux, Green Inferno, Eli Roth released another ode to 1970s cinema – Knock Knock. While the movies were available within weeks of one another, they couldn’t be more different. The former was clearly more in Roth’s wheelhouse – a grotesque homage to Italian cannibal movies of the […]

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Constantine Re-Visited: Another Look at the Comic Adaptation in the ‘Keanaissance’

Today, we have certain expectations of superhero movies. In the era of shared cinematic universes, we want mid- and post-credit scenes, connections to existing movies, and set-ups for future intellectual properties. But in 2005, Sam Raimi was one year removed from Spider-Man 2, Batman Begins was just hitting theaters, and we were a year away […]

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