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Rewind Review: 2012’s ‘The Possession’

Natasha Calis stars as ‘Em’ in THE POSSESSION.  Photo credit: Diyah Pera

The Possession is a supernatural Horror film written by Juliet Snowden and Stiles White, directed by Ole Bornedal, and produced by Sam Rami (yes, THE Sam Rami).

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Rewind Review: 2012’s ‘The Monitor’


The Monitor is a Norwegian Horror film written and directed by Pal Sletaune and starring Noomi Rapace (Prometheus, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Trilogy).  The original title, Babycall, is the Norwegian/Swedish term for a baby monitor, but I actually prefer the English title as it adds some creepy subtext.  “Monitor” can refer to the listening device or a person who is listening or watching over—and it’s also a verb, which implies action and movement.  Can you tell I was a Literature Major back in college?

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Rewind Review: 2011’s ‘Enter Nowhere’


When I saw that Enter Nowhere was an Official Selection at Screamfest 2011, I assumed I’d be watching a Horror movie.

Enter Nowhere is a psychological thriller written by Shawn Christensen and Jason Dolan and directed by Jack Heller.  This film is lite on gore, violence, sex, and swearing.  For the life of me, I can’t even figure out how it warranted an R rating without boobs or f-bombs.  Obviously, it was a tamer movie-viewing experience than I had expected.  Still, I can’t deny that Enter Nowhere was a really good, entertaining, trippy, and well produced piece of cinema.

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Book Review: ‘The Cabin in the Woods: The Official Visual Companion’ by Titan Books

So “the secret” has been out for a few weeks now, but I still can’t bring myself to write publicly about the ending of Liongate’s The Cabin in the Woods for fear of ruining some lagger’s future enjoyment.  Despite the rave reviews, I know a bunch of people will wait to see this movie on DVD.  Fools!

“The secret” is not that there is a high-tech control room beneath the Cabin wherein a shadowy organization is controlling the supernatural happenings above.  Anyone who saw the TV commercials already knows that.  “The secret” is why this is happening and who this organization works for.  But those of us who HAVE actually watched the film know that the story itself is just as good as the reveal, with amazing visuals and a literal army of otherworldly beings.

I’ve already seen Cabin twice and still don’t feel like I’ve absorbed every aspect.  The film is chock-full of interesting characters, allusions to other horror films, and truly original situations.  Well, now I can take my time exploring the cabin at my leisure with The Cabin in the Woods: The Official Visual Companion recent released by Titan Books.

Read more about the Visual Companion at FilmSponge.com!