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Film Review: Paranormal Activity (2007) HorrorAthon 3

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Directed by: Oren Peli

Starring: Katie Featherstone and Micah Sloat

Reviewed by: Brendan Graham (Phantomhour)

The Blair Witch Project paved the way for found footage horror back in 1999, with it’s slick ad campaign and it’s unseen level of tension brought on by unknown actors. Fast forward to 2007, Oren Peli creates his own terrifying vision. Two years later, Paramount Pictures sees the potential and starts a campaign to get people interested. It worked, and what followed became one of the most successful horror franchises of all time. With the release of Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension today (Which isn’t playing in my town, so I can’t review it), I thought we’d look back and see what made this first film so special.

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Film Review: La Casa Muda (2010) HorrorAthon 3

La-casa-muda_posterDirected by: Gustavo Hernandez

Starring: Florencia Colucci

Reviewed by: Brendan Graham

Don’t you love movies that make you grip the edge of your seat? Leave you breathless sometimes? You do? Okay, one more question. Don’t you hate it when a movie falls apart at the end? Me too.

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Film Review: The Orphanage (2007) HorrorAthon 3

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Directed by: J.A. Bayona

Starring: Belén Rueda, Fernando Cayo

Reviewed by: Brendan Graham

Imaginary friends are often the source of all paranormal activity in horror movies, but I guarantee you haven’t seen one as terrifying and tragic.

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Film Review: The Grudge (Remake, 2004) HorrorAthon 3

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Directed by: Takashi Shimizu

Starring: Sarah Michelle Gellar and Jason Behr

Reviewed by: Brendan Graham (Phantomhour)

Remakes have a lot to live up to. They need to capture the feel of the original, but instead revitalize it for the audience they are intended for. Not very often do we see a remake done by the director of the original, and that’s what we got in this 2004 remake of Ju-On: The Grudge. Did Takashi dumb it down too much for an American audience?

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Game Review: Dead Realm (2015, PC) HorrorAthon 3

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Reviewed by: Brendan Graham (Phantomhour)

Do you like multi player games? Do you like getting scared? Do you like being silly and yelling at your friends over a microphone? Then I have the game for you.

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Film/TV Review: Stephen King’s Rose Red (2002) HorrorAthon 3

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Directed by: Craig R. Baxley

Starring: Nancy Travis, Kimberly J. Brown and Matt Ross

Reviewed by: Brendan Graham (Phantomhour)

“Come in Sir, you’ve been expected.” Stephen King doesn’t have a very good reputation when it comes to miniseries based on his stories. They usually start off strong, and end awfully. So to our surprise, Rose Red stays pretty consistent through out the whole thing. Yes, I am aware it’s a TV series, but I consider it a film when it’s put together.

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Film Review: The Gallows (2015) HorrorAthon 3

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Directed by: Travis Cluff

Starring: Reese Mishler, Pfeifer Brown and Ryan Shoos

Reviewed by: Brendan Graham (Phantomhour)

Do you have school spirit? Neither do I, but some folks do, but in this case, this High School has a real one. His name is Charlie, and one day, 20 years ago, he died during a stage production of “The Gallows” after a prop noose goes haywire and literally hangs him on stage. Now, the school plans on doing the show once more to honor him, but the high school jocks Reese and Ryan (Played by Reese Mishler and Ryan Shoos) are not having any of that. Does the ghost let the show go on? Or do the jocks get their way and cancel the show? I kinda wish they got it cancelled…

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