Halloween Horror Fest: Celebrating Bruce Campbell’s Performances

Bruce Campbell as Ash, I don’t think there’s a better performance to end Halloween Horror Fest on. While he’s had quite a storied career, this piece will mainly focus on his most well known character, featured in “The Evil Dead,” “Evil Dead II” and the third picture in the trilogy, “Army of Darkness.” His performance…
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Halloween Horror Fest: Celebrating The Performances Of Piper Laurie And Sissy Spacek

Just a warning to start, this post will have spoilers. Like “The Exorcist,” “Carrie” was a 1970s horror flick that managed to snag some attention from the Oscars, something that’s become rare in today’s award season. In this case, both lead actresses Piper Laurie and Sissy Spacek were nominated for their performances in the 1976…
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Halloween Horror Fest: Celebrating Duane Jones’ Performance

In his filmography of nine acting credits, Duane Jones made the biggest impact of his on-screen career in the 1968 picture “Night of the Living Dead,” where he held the starring role of Ben. His work in the film marked the first time an African American held a leading part as a protagonist in the…
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Halloween Horror Fest: Celebrating Max Von Sydow’s Performance

Few shots in the horror genre are more iconic than Father Merrin, played by Max von Sydow, arriving to battle a demon in “The Exorcist.” The moment is quiet, and acts like a calm before the storm while also telling the audience a lot about the character. Merrin is stoic in stature and isn’t backing down from…
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Halloween Horror Fest: Celebrating Boris Karloff’s Performance

In the decades old genre of horror, many villainous characters have been silent. However, no one can forget the original, Frankenstein’s monster. In the 1931 classic, the Monster was brought to life fantastically by legendary actor Boris Karloff. The same way Bela Lugosi gave an iconic look and tone to the character Dracula, Karloff made…
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