The Omen (1976)

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The Omen (1976)

The wife of an American diplomat in Rome loses her baby in childbirth, but she doesn’t know that. Considering how distressed she would be, her husband decides to replace the child with a baby from the orphanage at the Catholic Church down the street who happened to be born that day – June 6th at 6pm. Get where this is going?

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The Ruins (2008)

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The Ruins (2008)

I think I would’ve enjoyed The Ruins a lot more if I hadn’t read the book first.

This is another Suburban Americans Out Of Their Element tale in the same family as Deliverance and The Descent. Some young American tourists in Mexico team up with a newfound friend to investigate his brother’s disappearance while exploring a remote and uncharted Mayan ruin. Once they arrive, they plunge waist-deep into more than they bargained for.

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The Bad Seed (1956)

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The Creepy Kid movie plays on what I imagine must be first and foremost thought on every parent’s mind as they brush their teeth each morning, look in the mirror and ask themselves: How do I keep my kid from becoming a serial killer?

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Don’t Look In The Basement

This grindhouse classic played as a double-feature with The Last House on the Left.

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Oculus (2014)

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Earlier, I reviewed director Mike Flanagan’s odd and wonderful Absentia. I was utterly taken by the film’s bold, fresh take on suburban horror, which cast aside your standard horror themes by making a monster out of a little underpass in a perfectly nice neighborhood.

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