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Film, "V/H/S": Poorly Acted Horror for the Video Generation

"V/H/S": Poorly Acted Horror for the Video Generation

In the faux-found-footage horror anthology V/H/S (containing material directed by Joe Swanberg, Adam Wingard, Ti West, and others), a crew of droogs given to videotaping its acts of vandalism is hired to break into a house and steal a VHS…
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Film, "The Innkeepers": A Simple Approach to Supernatural Terror

"The Innkeepers": A Simple Approach to Supernatural Terror

Horror movies are lately given to gluttonous effects, but director Ti West (The House of the Devil) is a rare minimalist. His latest, The Innkeepers, takes place almost entirely on the premises of The Yankee Pedlar, a three-story turn-of-the-last-century hotel…
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Calendar, Night&Day <i>The House of the Devil</i>

The House of the Devil

The Devil, apparently, lives in an out-of-the-way gingerbread Victorian, just past the cemetery, where college sophomore Samantha (Jocelin Donahue) is lured for overnight housesitting by an elegant, forbidding couple (Tom Noonan and Mary Woronov, both queerly over-intimate). Though its poster…
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