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Movie review: ‘The Devil Inside’

Every movie about demonic possession invariably gets compared to The Exorcist, perhaps unfairly so but not without reason. William Friedkin and William Peter Blatty crafted a white-knuckle exercise in terror that, almost 40 years later, still leaves audiences with nightmares and theater managers with urine-soaked seats. The latest challenger to the throne, The Devil Inside, is a … Continue reading

Movie review: ‘Paranormal Activity 3’

Much like its progenitor, The Blair Witch Project, the first Paranormal Activity thrived on novelty value and a degree of creativity within its bare-bones indie production that helped turn horror away from the torture porn aspect that dominated it for the past decade. The inevitable sequel and string of knock-offs have since bled it dry. … Continue reading

Movie review: ‘Catfish’

Though the marketing of Catfish may have unwary viewers believing it to be a thriller of sorts, it’s actually something a bit more conventional. This doesn’t stop it from being suspenseful and, at times, unsettling, through the final payoff. The movie is a documentary on a young New York photographer named Nev Schulman, filmed by his … Continue reading

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