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Creations of Chaos: Howl’s Moving Castle

It’s a story about family. A family who travels in a bonkers RV and includes a scarecrow with a turnip head, a brooding wizard who wears jackets without putting his arms in the sleeves, and a fire demon who is good with curses. In this edition of Creations of Chaos, it’s Studio Ghibli’s, Howl’s Moving Castle.

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By the Book: Carrie

by-the-bookNovember 3rd marks the 40th anniversary of the release of Brian DePalma’s instant classic Carrie.  Based off Stephen King’s first published novel, the movie got a forgettable sequel (The Rage: Carrie 2) in 1999, an even more forgettable straight-to-tv remake in 2002, and finally it’s own gritty reboot in 2013.  How do original novel and original movie compare?  And does the 2013 reboot hold up to either?  Find out after the break…(and yes, there will be spoilers for the 43 year old book and 40 year old movie).

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31 Days of Horror 2016: The Spawn of Jaws

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Monsters like Dracula, Frankenstein, and Godzilla have had dozens of movies made about them, some good and some bad, but why is it that Jaws, a monster all too real, who chased folks out of the water for years, and made his debut in a near-perfect film, can’t get a decent sequel made? We’ll try to find out after the jump, when I look at the spawn of Jaws…

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31 Days of Horror 2016: Bone Tomahawk

Well we’re deep into the spooky season with Halloween just a few days away. You’ve watched Friday the 13th and The Exorcist. You were beaten senseless by The Walking Dead’s latest round of audience trolling. Maybe it’s time to mix it up, head off the well-trodden path and get a little weird with your scary. So I give you a few words to roll around in anticipation. Kurt Russell. Western. Cannibal troglodytes. Piqued your curiosity? Then saddle up, hoss. We’re gonna ride and have a jaw about Bone Tomahawk.

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Creations of Chaos: The Secret World of Arrietty

In this edition of Creations of Chaos, it is the Studio Ghibli work that restored my faith in the magic of film, The Secret World of Arrietty. 

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31 Days of Horror 2016: Rocky Horror Redux

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I have a long history with The Rocky Horror Picture Show, but not as long as some folks my age. And as loyal and passionate as I am about the original, I had to watch and/or hate-watch the Fox TV remake last night. Meet me after a jump to the left for my thoughts.

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31 Days of Horror 2016: Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983)

Fall, the time of year when leaves change color, the weather grows chilly, and the evil carnival, with the time travel carousel, comes to town. In this edition of 31 Days of Horror, it’s the frightening Disney film based on a Ray Bradbury novel, Something Wicked This Way Comes.

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31 Days of Horror 2016: Shin Godzilla (2016)

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Regular readers here at Biff Bam Pop! know what a hardcore kaiju eiga fan I am, and especially of Godzilla, so you know as soon the newest Big G flick was available over here I would be seeing it, and reviewing it as part of 31 Days of Horror. Meet me after the jump for my thoughts on Shin Godzilla.

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31 Days of Horror 2016: Cooties (2014)

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Everyone who knows me knows that I live and breathe the shuffling dead. I don’t know why I love zombies so much except that I truly believe this is where all of civilization is heading and, I’m hoping that the honey bees will be the next supreme species to take over the world because we suck at the job. As a zombie connoisseur I’ve seen almost every zombie movie ever made, but I’ve never seen the apocalypse caused by fast food. Did the horror comedy Cooties meet my expectations? Grab a chicken nugget and follow me. Read the rest of this entry

Trailer Time: Star Wars: Rogue One

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With the release date coming closer and closer, here is the final trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, check it out after the jump…

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