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This week in horror history, Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things introduced fans to Orville, a lovable dead guy who is horror’s answer to Bernie (of Weekend at Bernie’s fame.) When a groups of wacky theater folks dig him up fail to bring him back to life with a bit of dried baby blood and a book of black magic, they decide to keep him as their mascot, making him do all sort of things not fit for a corpse. What the group doesn’t know is they actually managed to reanimate the other occupants of Orville’s graveyard, and these zombies are hungry.
The poster for House is so much more promising than the actual film. It's intent is confusing – the movie was rated R, but feels like a kid’s horror movie. House tells the story of troubled horror writer Roger Cobb who moves to his »
- Sara Castillo
Like most horror fans, I'm not always pro remake. There are some films that simply should not be remade. However, I am supportive of remaking a film if the creative team behind the reboot can bring something new to the table or improve upon what the original film did, in some way. Case in point, Tobe Hooper improved on the source material in his 2004 remake of The Toolbox Murders. Hooper's remake was a more cohesive film than the original and was more effective at keeping its viewer engaged throughout the film. The original was poorly paced with the entire middle of the film being exhaustively sluggish. As for bringing something new to the table, James Gunn and Zak Snyder didn't outdo the original Dawn of the Dead with their 2004 reimagining, but that's not what the duo was trying for. Instead, they provided a highly enjoyable companion piece with their reboot »
- Tyler Doupe
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