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7 items from 2014


The Taking of Deborah Logan (2014) Review

14 December 2014 6:53 PM, PST | MoreHorror | See recent MoreHorror news »

By Jennica Lynn Johnson

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I was about 8 years old the first time I saw the inside of a nursing home. This wasn't a senior apartment complex or an assisted living facility. It was a depressing place with fluorescently lit rooms for sleeping and a television room for visiting. And it was full of people that time forgot and especially people who forgot time.

My step-grandfather had Alzheimer's and for some reason my parents thought bringing a strange little girl to visit him would lift his spirits as if he wasn't confused enough.

I'll never forget the moment when I walked through the doors into the waiting room. An elderly woman who I had never seen before in my life bent down until she met me at eye level, smiled, and said, "I remember you when you were just a baby."

Aside from being just as confused as she was, »

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Craters of the Moon (2013) review

25 October 2014 7:07 PM, PDT | MoreHorror | See recent MoreHorror news »

By Jennica Lynn Johnson

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When I first heard the title, Craters of the Moon (2013), I was expecting to see a sci-fi film with cheap special effects and rubber costumes. However, what I actually saw was a pleasant surprise. As it turns out, this film does not have anything to do with craters or the moon. As a California girl who has spent very little time in the northwestern part of the U.S., I was unaware that Craters of the Moon is actually a national monument and preserve in Idaho that formed as a result of numerous lava eruptions thousands of years ago. It is also where this film happens to take place.

The story takes off when an unhappily married couple, Molly and Roger, become stranded at Craters of the Moon when their car gets stuck during a severe snow storm. As the film progresses, the intensity »

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Review: Halloween Complete Collection Blu-ray Box Set (Deluxe Edition)

4 October 2014 7:48 PM, PDT | MoreHorror | See recent MoreHorror news »

By Jennica Lynn Johnson

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“Look, the boogeyman can only come out on Halloween night, right?”

Sorry, Laurie, but this year Halloween came early. On September 23rd, horror fans near and far—myself included—rejoiced when Shout Factory / Scream Factory released a 10-disc (or 15-disc if you threw down the extra cash for the Deluxe Edition) Blu-ray box set containing every film in the Halloween franchise along with a wide array of bonus features. It’s time to lock your doors and hold on tight as I guide you through the night he came home… with me.

Before digging into the discs themselves, it is impossible not to acknowledge the beauty of the box that houses the discs. On one side, there is the classic jack-o-lantern which has become iconic to the Halloween franchise.

What is really worth noting is the Michael Myers artwork on the two opposite sides of the box. »

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Beyond the Door (1974) Review

2 September 2014 8:04 PM, PDT | MoreHorror | See recent MoreHorror news »

By Jennica Lynn Johnson

Does possession happen to people in real life? Is the Devil real? Tears streaming down my face, those were the kinds of questions weighing heavily on my mind after my first viewing of The Exorcist (1973). The fear of becoming Satan’s next vessel was instilled in me at nine years old.

Since its 1973 release, The Exorcist inspired the production of many copycat films with Beyond the Door (1974) aka Che Sei? being the “most commercially successful,” according to Nikolas Schreck, author of The Satanic Screen: An Illustrated Guide to the Devil in Cinema. In fact, Beyond the Door star Juliet Mills confessed that the film was believed to resemble The Exorcist so closely that Warner Bros. had to be paid approximately $90 million. Although still loaded with as much shock value as The Exorcist, Beyond the Door reveals a sneakier, more seductive side to satanic culture and there »

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The Hideout (2014) Review

9 August 2014 10:09 PM, PDT | MoreHorror | See recent MoreHorror news »

Reviewed by Jennica Lynn Johnson, MoreHorror.com

Zombies have existed almost since the beginning of cinema history. And no matter how many creative ways people have killed them over the years, those zombies just keep returning to the silver screen. Perhaps one of the most unique aspects of the zombie subgenre is that, with many of the films, screenwriters have concocted new causes for the initial zombie outbreak. Due to long-standing folkloric traditions, we all know how one becomes a vampire or how one becomes a werewolf. But with zombie films, we have the element of surprise on our side.

Through the years, we have seen zombie outbreaks occur due to voodoo and black magic, nuclear accidents and radioactivity, plagues, and—more recently—sexually transmitted disease. The Hideout (2014), however, keeps things a bit more simple. Filmed in Antelope Valley, the cause of the zombie outbreak in this new release is that good old California sunshine. »

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Warm Bodies (2013) Review

30 June 2014 8:01 PM, PDT | MoreHorror | See recent MoreHorror news »

By Jennica Lynn Johnson

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After seeing the trailer for Warm Bodies (2013), I made a mental note to steer clear of it in movie theaters. Zombies-- although they have had their popularity throughout horror history-- have become significantly trendy within the horror community for the past decade with movies such as 28 Weeks Later (2007), Zombieland (2009), and Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies (2012). By the time the third season of The Walking Dead aired in 2012, it was clear that the end of the current zombie craze could be upon us. I suspected that Warm Bodies would be the last nail in the coffin of what started out as a delightfully gory ride.

I’m not entirely sure why I expected Warm Bodies to be such a failure. Perhaps I feared that it would be another teen romance movie with just a dash of horror elements. Or maybe I thought the leading lady, Teresa Palmer, »

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Contracted (2013) Review

12 April 2014 12:28 AM, PDT | MoreHorror | See recent MoreHorror news »

By Jennica Lynn Johnson, MoreHorror.com

In college, I remember taking a class in which the professor showed a public service announcement that warned young adults about date-rape. The overall message—like in any stranger-danger warning—was that the effects of the incident don’t end with the morning-after guilt and that there is a fair chance that it could have been prevented all together.

It could be easily said that Contracted (2013) is like an hour and a half-long PSA, but it digs so much deeper than that. It reveals the daily self-consciousness and indignity endured by many women and the great lengths to which they are willing to go in order to achieve love and acceptance.

Written and directed by Eric England (Madison County), Contracted tells the story of Samantha, a young woman uncertain of her sexuality and desperate to rekindle her relationship with her girlfriend Nikki. While at a friend’s party, »

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