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Sam Haynes – The Incredible Dark Carnival

Tweet by Peter Nielsen “The carnival grounds are empty now…and the shrill piping voice of the calliope… still! The performers, in their trailers, are speaking in hushed tones, because something happened here tonight. Something that was so bizarre… that even the normally superstitious carny folks, found it almost impossible to believe!” Share

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Peter’s Retro Reviews: 48 HRS. (1982)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen Ladies and gentlemen, this week I thought it would be fun to take a look at one of the first ”buddy cop movies”… one of the most successful ones… and certainly one of the best of the lot! It also happens to be the feature film debut of a gentleman named Eddie Murphy! Yes… I am,…

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Peter’s Retro Reviews: Top Secret! (1984)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen ”If they find out you’ve seen this, your life will be worth less than a truckload of dead rats in a tampon factory” Well, ladies and gentlemen, it’s the middle of the summer and I’m in the midst of my vacation, so I thought it was time to change decade. We’ve been staying in the 70’s…

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Peter’s Retro Reviews: The Glove (1979)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen ”Wanted: Dead, NOT Alive!” This week I’m taking a look at the second movie on the drive-in double feature DVD that I mentioned last time. The Glove was actually the main reason for buying it, because A: I’ve never seen it, and B: the awesome cover art! I remember seeing the VHS cover way back in…

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Sam Haynes – Ghost Stories

Tweet by Peter Nielsen Do you remember last Halloween when we were in the midst of October Spooky Flix Fest 2013, I did a review for an album by Sam Haynes called Welcome to the Horror Show? Well, ladies and gentlemen, it’s now time for another one! While it’s not yet Halloween, the new album is called Ghost Stories and…

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Take that Look off your Face! (aka The Worst “O” Faces in Cinema)

Tweet by Maggie Kruger Bethany: What’s he like? Metatron: God? Lonely. But funny. He’s got a great sense of humour. Take sex for example. There’s nothing funnier than the ridiculous faces you people make mid-coitus. — Dogma, 1999, dir. Kevin Smith I should give you a bit of background – a few years back I was quasi-editor of the movie…

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Sam Haynes – Welcome to the Horror Show: Haunt Music for Halloween

Tweet by Peter Nielsen Those of you who know me, or are long-time listeners to the Forgotten Flix Podcast, know I like to go for long walks. Preferably at night! I usually listen to different podcasts during these walks, but I do occasionally listen to music too. Most often it’s nothing upbeat or anything like what many people listen to…

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When Casting Goes Wrong… Or Does It?

Tweet by Maggie Kruger Poor Ben Affleck. There he is, snagging the most coveted role in Hollywood, and there’s 99.9% of the interwebs being mean to him. Personally I think the most worrying thing about him playing Batman is less to do with his acting, more to do with Zach Snyder’s explode-by-numbers school of directing. Anyway, these past few days…

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Join the Great Movies Film Club!

Tweet by Dave Umbricht There is a void in the world since Roger Ebert’s passing last month.  One of the great film fans and the world’s most famous critic is gone.  Roger Ebert amazingly transcended media.  He started in newspaper, evolved to television, and embraced the internet.  It was that last phase when he touched so many, interacting with his…

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Thanks for the magic, Mr. Harryhausen

Tweet by Peter Nielsen I seem to remember that the first glimpse I got into the world of Ray Harryhausen was a short scene from The Beast From 20.000 Fathoms (1953). It was the scene where the rhedosaurus grabs and eats the policeman… I was just a little kid and that both scared and fascinated me at the same time.…

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Do You Remember… Nightbreed (1990)

Tweet by Joel G. Robertson Nightbreed was Barker’s second film as a writer and director. His first was Hellraiser (1987). Based on Barker’s novella, Cabal, Nightbreed tells the story of Boone, a young man who dreams of a hellish underworld and finds himself the prime suspect in a string of serial murders. After his psychiatrist (played with icy calculation by…

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Is that a Leprechaun in your pocket…?

Tweet by Joel G. Robertson It’s interesting how many stars forget their roots. Where they came from. How they got their start. I’m not talking about their familial or ancestral lines, or the crime-ridden burg they called home as a child. No, I’m talking about first movies. It’s like they’re ashamed to admit they once starred opposite a chainsaw-wielding madman. They…

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Three Decades Ago, In a Movie Theater Down the Street: Ten Favorite Science Fiction Films of the 1980s

Tweet By: Dayton Ward The 1980s seems to be one of those “Love it or Hate it” decades. The clothes, the hairstyles, the music, the TV shows, and even the movies all have a very distinctive vibe that just screams “EIGHTIES!!,” right? I mean…neon and pastels, acid-washed jeans, leg warmers, mullets, trimmed beard stubble, Culture Club? Yikes. Sometimes, it’s hard…

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Top 10 80s Horror Movies

Tweet By: GregMo Roberts Editor’s Note: In our final installment of the Spooky Flix Fest Top 10 series we asked Greg Roberts from KillerReviews.com to write up his favorite horror movies of the 80s.  Take a look at the list and let us know what you think! Having been born in the (gulp) 60’s, I have had the privilege of experiencing films…

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Top 10 Scary Places in 80’s Horror Movies

Tweet By Peter Nielsen Editor’s Note: This installment of the Spooky Flix Fest Top 10 brings us to a scary place (a VERY scary place) thanks to Peter.  We wanted him to tell us the top 10 scariest places in 80s horror and he delivered in spades!  Honestly, we’d rather camp in the middle of a deserted prison than visit…

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Top 10 ‘Juiciest’ Alfred Hitchcock Films of All Time

Tweet By: Ken Mogg Editor’s Note: In this installment of Forgotten Flix’s Top 10 we are honored to have Ken Mogg, one of the world’s foremost authorities on Alfred Hitchcock‘s work, contribute a list of what he considers the “juiciest” Hitchcock films of all time. Many of Hitchcock’s early films are in the public domain so we’ve included the full movie here if they…

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Top 10 Slasher Movies of the ‘80s – Part 2

Tweet by Jason Pyles (aka “Jay of the Dead”) Editor’s Note:  For this installment of Forgotten Flix’s Top 10 we’ve asked horror guru and podcasting journeyman Jason Pyles to give us the Top 10 Slasher Films of the 80s.  We loved Jay’s article.  In fact we loved it so much we couldn’t cut anything out, so broke it into two posts.  This…

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Top 10 Slasher Movies of the ‘80s – Part 1

Tweet by Jason Pyles (aka “Jay of the Dead”) Editor’s Note:  For this installment of Forgotten Flix’s Top 10 we’ve asked horror guru and podcasting journeyman Jason Pyles to give us the Top 10 Slasher Films of the 80s.  We loved Jay’s article.  In fact we loved it so much we couldn’t cut anything out, so broke it into two posts.…

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Top 10 1980s Horror Movie Posters

Tweet By: Kevin Spencer Editor’s Note: In this first installment of the Horror’s Top 10 presented by Forgotten Flix we hear from show artist and Horror/SciFi master Kevin Spencer from InkSpatters.com.  We asked Kevin to give us his top 10 horror movie posters from the 1980s. Leave a comment below and let us know what you think. *** What some…

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The Scaredy-Cat’s Top 5 Horror Movies!

Tweet by Maggie Kruger “Horror is a film genre seeking to elicit a negative emotional reaction from viewers by playing on the audience’s primal fears. They often feature scenes that startle the viewer, and the macabre and the supernatural are frequent themes. Horror films often deal with the viewer’s nightmares, hidden fears, revulsions and terror of the unknown. Plots within…

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5 Great Movies to Kickstart Your Olympic Enjoyment

Tweet by Maggie Kruger In all honestly, I’m not REALLY that excited about the London 2012 Olympic Games. Mainly because I am a grumpy mare, and there are already too many people here for my liking – SERIOUSLY, if I get through the fortnight without being arrested for punching a tourist, I’m the one who’ll deserve a gold medal. Also,…

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Deep-Fried Cheese Movie Review: Bigfoot (2012)

Tweet By Jason D. Grooms There are scant few creatures that speak louder or bigger to the American fascination with monster lore than the super-hairy, unkempt, woods-tromping, barefooted beast we all know and love.  No, I don’t mean me.  I’m talking about the one and only Sasquatch or as you common folk might refer to him, Bigfoot. OK, I admit…

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Deep-Fried Cheese Movie Review: Arachnoquake (2012)

Tweet   by Jason D. Grooms When I say “New Orleans” and “disaster” what comes to mind? Hurricane? Flooding? Levies breaking? Giant tidal surge? Katrina?  Not this time mon cheri. This time it’s something worse.  Something way worse.  It’s Arachnoquake.  I bet you didn’t think of an earthquake that unleashes giant, fire-breathing dungeon spiders did you?!  You heard me. Fire…

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071 – TFFP: An Interview with Special Effects Artist Hank Carlson

Tweet In this episode of The Forgotten Flix Podcast, we’re interviewing special effects artist, Hank Carlson! Hank  worked on three of Fangoria Films earliest movies, Mindwarp, Severed Ties, and Children of the Night. He also spent time working with the famed KNB FX Group on such films as Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992) and Army of Darkness (1992). Join us for…

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What Are Your Top 5 Desert Island DVDs?

Tweet by Maggie Kruger Here in the UK, we’re known for 3 things – bad teeth, crappy weather, and Hugh Grant*. What really bothers me out of that list is the crappy weather. We’ve just had the wettest April in 100 years, but because of all the dry weather we’ve had up until then, we’re getting flood warnings that immediately…

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