Tag Archives: Severin Films

Movies Till Dawn: Chills in Springtime

“The Bloodhound” (2020, Arrow Video) “The Fall of the House of Usher,” transposed to Middle America, where Liam Aiken accepts an invitation from oddball friend Joe Adler (the 2017 “Twin Peaks”) to visit his lonely midcentury modern home, where Adler’s … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: The Saturday Morning Strange Has Risen from the Grave

“Southland Tales” (2006, Arrow Video) The fate of a post-apocalyptic United States – or its ultimate demise, as narrator Justin Timberlake occasionally and obliquely infers – rests in the hands of amnesic action star Dwayne Johnson, who has penned a … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Biographies, Real and Imagined

“The Changin’ Times of Ike White” (2019, Kino Lorber) Daniel Vernon‘s documentary plays like a Bizarro World version of “Searching for Sugar Man,” with its focus hinged on the re-discovery of another tragically forgotten musical talent – here, it’s soul … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: The World is a Monster (Halloween 2020 – The Final Chapter)

“She Should’a Said No!”/”The Devil’s Sleep” (1949, Kino Lorber/Something Weird Video) The horrors of marijuana and diet pill addiction, as revealed by America’s fearless exploitation showmen. The top of the bill stars Lila Leeds, a minor actress who rose to … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: The World is a Monster (Halloween 2020, Part 6)

“The Dead Center” (2018, Arrow Video) Psychiatrist Shane Carruth and medical examiner Bill Feehely are pulled into the orbit of an apparent suicide victim (Jeremy Childs) who revives in the morgue with no memory of his death and the ability … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: The World is a Monster (Halloween 2020, Part 5)

First: “The Dead Ones” (2020, Artsploitation Films) opens on a harrowing note – a quartet of high schoolers are hunted down by gunmen dressed as the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse – and from there, manages to head into even … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: The World is a Monster (Halloween 2020, Part 4)

“The Cold Light of Day”  (1989, Arrow Video) Grisly, low-budget dramatization of real-life crimes conducted by Scottish serial killer Dennis Nilsen, who gruesomely murdered at least 12 men and boys in London during the late ’70s and early ’80s. The … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: The World is a Monster (Halloween 2020, Part 3)

“The Deeper You Dig” (2019, Arrow Video) The deck is already stacked against loner Kurt (John Adams) – he’s accidentally killed teenager Echo (Zelda Adams), and despite many attempts, can’t seem to dispose of her body – when he discovers … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: The World is a Monster (Halloween 2020, Part 2)

“Spree” (2020, RLJE Films) No one is more surprised than desperate rideshare driver Joe Keery (“Stranger Things”) to discover that livestreaming the murders of his passengers can do wonders for his sagging social media account. Vicious and dark horror-satire takes … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: The World is a Monster (Halloween 2020, Part 1)

“Penny Dreadful: City of Angels Season 1” (Showtime/Paramount/CBS, 2020) Detectives in Los Angeles circa 1938 discover that a malevolent supernatural entity from Mexican folklore may be responsible for not only a grisly murder, but also rising social and political unrest … Continue reading

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