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Halloween Movie Review #19: Ginger Snaps

Ginger Snaps is a sophisticated, intelligent, and messy horror movie. Somewhat thematically reminiscent of Carrie (though as more of a whiff than a parallel), it tells the uncomfortable story of two outcast sisters dealing with the typical challenges of adolescence: bullies, peer pressure, drugs, menstruation, unhelpful parents, and werewolf bites. You know, the usual stuff. It’s […]

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Halloween Movie Review #18: The Orphanage

I suspect an “orphan” in the modern era has a much easier pill to swallow than in less enlightened times – or other countries. If you’ve grown up in an orphanage, I trust you formed special bonds with your cohorts and shared experiences that probably drive some of your choices and friendships through adulthood. So it doesn’t seem so […]

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Halloween Movie Review #17: The Ruins

I think I would’ve enjoyed The Ruins a lot more if I hadn’t read the book first. This is another Suburban Americans Out Of Their Element tale in the same family as Deliverance and The Descent. Some young American tourists in Mexico team up with a newfound friend to investigate his brother’s disappearance while exploring […]

Halloween Movie Review #16: Imprint

A Native American lawyer who successfully prosecuted a murder trial of a young Native American boy returns home and has to reckon with the boy’s father, her own sick father, her missing brother, and some odd and mysterious visions taunting her. Not to be confused with Takashi Miike’s much more disturbing film of the same […]