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Trick ‘r Treat

Trick ‘r Treat (2007)  82 min  Rated R Trick ‘r Treat is a 2007 American anthology horror film written and directed by Michael Dougherty, based on his short film Season’s Greetings. The film is an anthology of four Halloween-related scary stories. One common element that ties the stories together is the presence of Sam, a mysterious pint-sized trick-or-treater wearing shabby orange Read more…

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The Frightners

The Frightners (1996) (110 min – Rated: R) The Frighteners is a 1996 comedy horror film directed by Peter Jackson and co-written with his wife, Fran Walsh. The film stars Michael J. Fox, Trini Alvarado, Peter Dobson, John Astin, Dee Wallace Stone, Jeffrey Combs, R. Lee Ermey, Jim Fyfe, and Jake Busey. The Frighteners tells Read more…

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Re-Animator

Re-Animator (1985)  96 min  Rated R Re-Animator is a 1985 American science fiction horror film based on the H. P. Lovecraft story “Herbert West–Reanimator.” Directed by Stuart Gordon, it was the first film in the Re-Animatorseries. The film has since become a cult film, driven by fans of Jeffrey Combs (who stars as Herbert West) Read more…

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Small Soldiers

Small Soldiers (1998) (108 minutes – Rated: PG-13) Netflix: http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/Small_Soldiers/20129240?locale=en-US The Commando Elite are toy action figures programmed to annihilate another toy group, the Gorgonites. But before the Elite have been tested, the son of a toy store owner opens them, causing the Elite to attack the children playing with Read more…

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Four Room

Four Rooms (1995)  98 min  Rated R Four Rooms is a 1995 anthology comedy film directed by Allison Anders, Alexandre Rockwell, Robert Rodriguez, and Quentin Tarantino, each directing one segment of the film that in its entirety is loosely based on the adult short fiction writings of Roald Dahl, especially Man from the Read more…

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The Relic

The Relic (1997)  110 min Rated R The Relic is a 1997 science fiction/horror film directed by Peter Hyams and based on the best-selling novel Relic by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. The film stars Penelope Ann Miller, Tom Sizemore and Linda Hunt. The original music score was composed by John Debney. The film is rated R for monster violence, gore, and language. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Relic_(film) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120004/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1 Opener: Read more…