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2 items from 2012

100 + Greatest Horror Movies (Pt.1)

2 October 2012 11:51 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Throughout the month of October, Editor-in-Chief and resident Horror expert Ricky D, will be posting a list of his favorite Horror films of all time. The list will be posted in six parts. Click here to see every entry.



150: Session 9

Directed by Brad Anderson

Written by Stephen Gevedon and Brad Anderson

2001, USA

If there was ever a perfect setting for a horror movie, it would be the abandoned Danvers State Mental Hospital. Built in 1878 on an isolated site in rural Massachusetts, it was a multi-acre, self-contained psychiatric hospital rumoured to have been the birthplace of the pre-frontal lobotomy. The hospital was the setting for the 2001 horror film Session 9, where an asbestos clean-up crew discover a series of nine tapes, which have recorded a patient with multiple personalities, all of which are innocent, except for number nine. With a shoestring budget and no real special effects, Session 9 »

- Ricky

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'Poltergeist' And 'E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial': Are They The Same Movie?

5 June 2012 1:34 PM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Imagine it's June 1982, and you're faced with a decision at the multiplex between two new movies, "Poltergeist" (released on June 4) and "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" (released a week later, on June 11). Which film about a suburban family whose lives are overturned by a supernatural alien presence do you want to see? At the time of their release, the horror/satirical approach of "Poltergeist" and the mythical/sentimental approach of "E.T." seemed to be at opposite ends of the spectrum. Yet, three decades later, the two movies have more in common than near-simultaneous release dates, suburban settings, and otherworldly fantasy/horror/sci-fi elements: they also sprang from the mind of Steven Spielberg and explored many of his signature themes. Spielberg himself noted the similarity in a June 1982 interview: "I think people lead lives where their deepest wish is that something would interrupt the mundane everyday routine," he told Michael Verona. "And »

- Gary Susman

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