Tag Archives: Film Anniversary

‘Aliens’ (1986) – The Enduring Legacy Of One Of The Best Sequels Ever – Retro Review

Seven years after the release of Ridley Scott’s phenomenal Alien in 1979 (read our retro review here)—a movie that had people lined up and down city streets to see it and helped usher in the age of the blockbuster—the next dose of deep space terror was unleashed. This time, sitting …

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David Cronenberg’s Feature-Length Debut, ‘Shivers,’ (1975) Turns 45

Over the years, the name David Cronenberg has become synonymous with subversive and terrifying films, delivering visceral horror and violence to viewers and eventually becoming one of the filmmakers who helped shape the body horror sub-genre. June 6, 2020 marks the 45th anniversary of the United States release of Cronenberg’s …

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Slaughter In Slovakia – Looking Back At Eli Roth’s ‘Hostel’ (2005)

Earlier this month marked the fifteenth anniversary of one of the most uncompromising additions to modern horror – Eli Roth’s Hostel. In 2005, when Hostel was unleashed at the Toronto International Film Festival, the United States and beyond were facing some diabolical issues. Issues such as terrorism, war, and the …

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