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Destroy All Movies (then buy the book)

Of all our cultural franchises on ?philias, it?s the cinephiles, audiophiles and bibliophiles who foster perhaps the most socially-acceptable proclivities and yet, somehow, they?re still left out in the cold of mainstream culture. Fetishists par excellence, they are the true fans, the one?s that remind us that the etymological root of ?fan? is ?fanatic? and […]

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Mock Doc Meets Horror

The cross pitch for The Last Exorcism must have gone something like this: The Exorcist meets Rosemary’s Baby in the style of, what the hell, This Is Spinal Tap. (Insert record scratch sound here.) How writers Huck Botko and Andrew Gurland managed to get a feature film deal rather than a tongue-lashing by development executives […]