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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Halloween Horror Fest: Celebrating Jack Nicholson’s Performance

When the subject of Jack Nicholson’s performance in “The Shining” comes up, many think of the iconic scene of his character saying “Here’s Johnny.” While it’s a major moment, though, it’s just a single part in one of the most thrilling pieces of acting put to screen. Similar to how I gave credit to Alfred…
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Halloween Horror Fest: Celebrating Anthony Perkins’ Performance

Of all the horror/thriller performances I’m looking at this October, Anthony Perkins’ in “Psycho” is arguably the best. Credit for the 1960 masterpiece also has to go to the brilliant direction of Alfred Hitchcock as well as Janet Leigh who played Marion. However, it’s undeniable that Perkins’ acting was an integral part of making this…
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Halloween Horror Fest: Celebrating The Performances Of Bela Lugosi And Christopher Lee

Hello movie fans and welcome to the first installment of Halloween Horror Fest, a month long special on After The Movie Reviews all about the genre that’s around to create chills and thrills. For this year’s HHF, I’ll be looking back at horror movie performances and celebrating the best of the best. This will go…
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