Author: Matt DeCristo

About Matt DeCristo

Matt coined The Movie Buff's motto: Tough on movies, not on films, and takes reviews from the standpoint of an average fan. Check out bohemianbonfire.com for links to Matt's published books. You can also follow him on Instagram and Twitter @MattDecristo.

Carnival of Souls (NR)

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Released just two years after the horror classic “Psycho” is the Herk Harvey indie creation “Carnival of Souls.” I mentioned the Hitchcock classic because many times movies of the previous era lack the ability to be effective in scares, and I can’t pretend to mask my own personal disdain for most, but “Psycho” certainly proves […]

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Trick ‘r Treat

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It’s been proclaimed as one of the scariest horror movies you will find. Once critic went so far as to compare it to the original “Halloween.” Neither proclamation could be further from the truth, but in fairness, filmmaker Michael Doughtery and his cult film “Trick ‘r Treat” aren’t trying to terrify or land themselves in […]

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Paranormal Activity 3 (R)

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When any movie series, specifically of the horror genre, releases a part 3, its generally a money grab that sacrifices all forms of cinematic enjoyment in the process. So is not the case with the third installment in Oren Peli’s “Paranormal Activity” series.

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Lights Out (PG-13)

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Filmmaker David F. Sandberg wowed audiences with his 2013 short “Lights Out” where it nearly won best picture at the ‘Bloody Cults Horror Challenge’ film festival, and at the urging of his wife and fans, turned it into a full length horror film in 2016.

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IT (R)

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Stephen King’s 1986 novel ‘IT‘ is widely considered one of  the scariest books ever written, both for its grisly premise of an ambiguous evil entity that resides in the sewers of a small Maine town and feasts on the local children, and for being the genesis of Coulrophobia – the fear of clowns –  courtesy […]

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Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (PG)

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Long before Harold and  Kumar, Jay and Silent Bob, and Beavis and Butthead, there were Bill & Ted. Best friends. Slackers. Surfer dude types that spoke in airhead decibels, using such descriptive terms as ‘Most Triumphant’ and ‘Totally’ in regular conversation, caring only about music and peaceful harmony among all living things.

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