Archives for The Exorcist

CINE-WEEN: “What’s The Most Terrifying Thing You’ve Seen in a Movie?”

Fear. It’s what drives the horror genre. It’s what vicious killers feed off of in horror movies. It’s what gets your adrenaline up when you’re watching something truly frightening, ideally at night with the lights off. For the Halloween season, the spookiest time of the year, I asked various makers and shakers this question: What is the most terrifying thing you’ve ever seen in a film? For me, there’s a long list. I was obsessed with horror films as a kid, but was also a giant crybaby who scared pretty easily. My dad would consistently terrorize me with his impressions
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  When revisiting a film for an anniversary, it’s easy to say: “That’s not as bad as I remember!” Time has a habit of healing old wounds, and we’re often inclined to give “bad” films reconsideration as they age. Rare is the case of a film that isn’t given some kind of favorable critical reappraisal. Exorcist II: The Heretic is that anomaly. It’s one of the few horror films of the last 40 years whose infamy has only grown with time. There are fans out there, sure, but they’re few and far between. Even reviews which try to highlight the positives
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Found on @Fandor CINE-WEEN Edition: SEYTAN

Those crazy Turks and their oddball horror ripoffs, right?!?! Well, maybe you don’t know much about Turkish horror and that’s okay. Long before they scared the shit out of us all with Baskin, they simply shit on us all with their awful “remakes” of popular American horror films. Over at one of the other 37 sites I write for (I think it’s only 4, but it feels like 37), I discussed this weird practice from the 50s through the 80s where the Turks ripped off the US horror greats. In an article entitled “I’m Not a Chicken, You’re A Turkey:
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