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‘Corpse Bride’ Film Review: A charming grave fairy tale

This Tim Burton offering presents a morbid and romantic trip between the cold dwelling of the living and the colorful underground world of the dead. Behind its eerie theme, Tim Burton's "Corpse Bride" presents a morbid and romantic trip between the cold dwelling place of the living and the colorful underground realm of the dead. Fun, genial, expressive, and charming, this semi-musical stop-motion piece is set at death's door, saluting the liberating power of true love and sacrifice. The story revolves around

Blu-ray Review: ‘The Blob’ (1958)

The 1958 cult classic "The Blob" arrives on a single-disc Blu-ray package featuring an alien invasion story set in a small American town. Considered as one of the most successful monster-horror romps of the 1950s, this campy flick directed by Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr. transcended the schlock sci-fi, horror, and teen delinquency genres of the decade. Since then, it has endured as an iconic piece of American cinema. It stars Steve McQueen, Aneta Corsaut, Earl Rowe, Olin Howland, and Stephen

Filmmaking Guide: Horror movie makeup

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Horror movie makeup plays a vital role in making a character look convincingly mysterious, scared, terrifying, or shocking on screen. The horror movie look adds that element of cinematic belief of the actor being "in character." The type of movie makeup for it is also typically combined with prosthetic effects, often involving techniques in sculpting, molding, or casting to create more complicated facial and body effects a character requires. Character Makeup Character makeup done by professional makeup artists can range from simple

‘The Exorcism of Emily Rose’ Film Review: Courtroom psychological horror

This hybrid of horror and courtroom drama approaches its compelling subject matter with metaphysical horror within a courtroom procedure. Provocative and absorbing but without any pronouncement, "The Exorcism of Emily Rose" is a thinking person's demon possession film. This hybrid of horror and courtroom drama approaches its compelling subject matter with metaphysical horror within a courtroom procedure format. It presents both the scientific and religious sides of the controversial exorcism case of a 19-year old German girl battling a terribly neurotic or psychotic

‘Bahay ni Lola 2’ Film Review: More comedy than horror

Following the footsteps of a number of successful Asian horror offerings, Regal Films revives "Bahay ni Lola" with the attempt to further break into the horror genre trend. This sequel targets those who prefer getting some creepy chills while inside the dark and cold moviehouse. Unfortunately, it isn't very scary. In fact, its comic side becomes a more appealing aspect of the presentation. For this second installment in the “Bahay ni Lola” franchise, everything turns out so contrived and way too predictable.

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