Tag Archives: Now Fear This

Now Fear This: Angel Heart

Nowadays, all it takes for a film to be controversial is for the leads to have an insufficient amount of penises. But back before the internet became an outlet for the collective ids of every man who has ever owned … Continue reading

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Now Fear This: What We Do in the Shadows

I’m kind of done with vampires. They’re the “Stairway to Heaven” of monsters, overplayed until you don’t even register them as anything but ambient noise. They’ve been stripmined for symbolism and fracked for frights. There’s really nothing left even remotely … Continue reading

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Now Fear This: Killer Klowns from Outer Space

The way I watched television as a kid no longer really exists. Back then, you had maybe a couple cable channels and if you were lucky four movie channels. Rather than turning on the TV and selecting the exact episode … Continue reading

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Now Fear This: Pumpkinhead

Stan Winston should be a household name. He should have a star on Hollywood Boulevard. If you ask me (and most genre fans) his birthday should be a holiday, and people should be required by law to name all male … Continue reading

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Now Fear This: Bone Tomahawk

Too often, understanding of the western genre begins and ends with, “People talking like cowboys while using six-shooters to resolve their differences.” Unfortunately, this reduces a thematically rich and uniquely American genre to the level of a pantomime, the rough … Continue reading

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Now Fear This: Raze

So much virtual ink has been spilled over the true meaning of the term “strong female character, that the only thing I’m one hundred percent convinced of is that the last thing anyone needs is another guy opining on what … Continue reading

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Now Fear This: Feast

Perhaps more so than any other genre, the rules of horror are well known to audiences. Some of the most influential horror films out there are built entirely on the backs of outlining the tropes upon which they function, and … Continue reading

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