Halloween Horror Fest: Honoring Tobe Hooper

In his career, Director Tobe Hooper never reached a “mainstream” Hollywood status, despite his lengthy filmography. However, he left one of the biggest impacts on the horror genre in its storied history. In 1974, Hooper (Jan. 25, 1943-Aug. 26, 2017) had his masterpiece “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre” release to theaters. The film, loosely inspired…
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Halloween Horror Fest: Honoring Director Wes Craven

The horror genre has lived on largely thanks to innovation. Whenever something started to get stale, new directors stepped in to offer something different. Director Wes Craven (Aug. 2, 1939-Aug. 30, 2015) was one of them. A prime example came in 1984, when his picture “A Nightmare on Elm Street” came out and threw in…
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Halloween Horror Fest: Honoring Director George A. Romero

The concept of zombies existed long before 1968. The first known film related to zombies was actually released in 1932, which was “White Zombie.” However, the zombies at that time were more related to magic and voodoo and it wasn’t until the late 60s that the modern zombie movie was created. It was all thanks…
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2017 ATMR Summer Movie Awards

While every year produces an awards season, there are summer movies that happen to go overlooked during that time period. So, I’ve taken it upon myself over the last few years to give credit to what the summer cinema has to offer. Best Movie War for the Planet of the Apes The recent “Planet for the…
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Oscar Docs: A Look At The Front-Runners “13th” And “Made In America”

The Academy Award for Best Documentary has five nominees, but the competition has more or less narrowed to two. The pair of candidates includes “13th” and “O.J.: Made in America.” In both films, race is a central matter that’s deeply explored and well connected to their respective core subjects. “Made in America,” for example, follows…
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