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Top 10 Gentle Horror Theme Songs!

What is it about a horror score that, when done well, makes the movie so damn scary? PSYCHO, JAWS, HALLOWEEN...these are three titanic examples of musical cues being as integral to the terror of their respective films as anything else. I suppose it's because they portend the very horror that the rest of the movie embodies, and through music, strikes a direct chord in the heart of the viewer....
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05.20.2016
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Face-Off: Tentacles vs. Orca

In 1820, a ship called the Essex was sunk by a massive whale, the event that inspired the writing of Herman Melville's classic novel Moby Dick thirty years later. Director Ron Howard and a cast including Chris Hemsworth are bringing the story of the Essex to the big screen with this weekend's release of IN THE HEART OF THE SEA, and this impending event got me thinking of horror movies with...
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12.09.2015
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Top 10 Jaws Rip-Offs!

Holy T.S. Quint! Can you believe JAWS turns 40 years old next June? Fucking crazy, despite how timeless the infamously-difficult-to-make Spielberg classic still feels all these years later. Let's be real, JAWS is not only a master-class in first rate filmmaking, remember, it also spawned the modern day blockbuster - which doubles its importance when discussing the annals of cinematic impact....
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07.25.2014
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It's the Booze Talkin': Can Hollywood take killer sharks seriously again?

What more could be said in yet another article about Steven Spielberg’s masterpiece of cinema JAWS? As well, our very own Ryan Doom examined the underappreciated gem that was JAWS 2. For me, the two films took the very primeval terror of a great white shark and made for two of the most watched movies in my personal collection. And since we are now entering summer, it is my favorite time...
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06.03.2014
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Top 10 Deadly Aqua-Menaces!

Ah, June is here. The sand, the surf, the sexy hunnies rockin' the two-piece...it really doesn't get much better does it?! Only there's one caveat: deadly aquatic monsters! Be honest, have you ever cut your time short 3-feet deep in the shallows out of fear of the unknown, the unseen?! Liar...sure you have. Hell, I grew up on the coast and always kept such a horrific what-if scenario in the...
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06.14.2013
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