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Tag David F. Sandberg

The Power of Shazam!

I didn’t think this Shazam! movie would work. It has a horror director at the helm and up until now, the DCEU has been all gritty, all the time. I am not familiar with the screenwriter’s work and the story… Continue Reading →

Annabelle: Creation, That Doll is the Devil

What does an isolated location, an orphanage, self-playing record players, demons, demented children, dark wells, face masks, Catholic priests and scary dolls all have in common? They are all common horror movie tropes… and they are all in this movie,… Continue Reading →

Creating Actual Horror With Annabelle: Creation

I don’t often have anything complimentary to say about big-studio horror movies. Most end up being watered down, PG-13 knock-offs of popular themes in the genre with a certain degree of fan service and pseudo-self awareness meant to be clever,… Continue Reading →

Annabelle 2: Conjuring Up a Franchise

I grew up an avid student of the occult and paranormal. Anything macabre, arcane or outright bizarre enthralled me and I would spend hours lying on my stomach in the living room floor leafing through pages of books about ghosts,… Continue Reading →

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