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Killtoberfest 5 – #5: It Comes at Night

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“When we’re inside the house, the door to the back room stays, uh, closed and locked–the one that you came through–and the door leading to the back room, uh, also stays closed and locked. All the time. The red door.” The answer to your question …

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Killtoberfest 5 – #4: Children of the Corn

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“You rewriting the whole thing, or just the parts that suit your needs?” Children of the Corn must have one of the longest ratios of original word count to franchise running time in history. This is a 29-page short story that went on to spawn …

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Killtoberfest 5 – #3: The Exorcist

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“Do you know what she did, your cunting daughter?” Faith is a battlefield, and war is Hell: The Exorcist. The most important moment in William Friedkin’s 1973 horror blockbuster happens entirely off-screen, yet drives most of the rest of the plot. No, I’m not referring to Regan’s …

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Killtoberfest 5 – #2: Get Out

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“Why us? Huh? Why black people?” In Danse Macabre, about the 1975 horror film The Stepford Wives (to which Get Out is certainly a spiritual successor), Stephen King wrote: “Men, the film says, do not want women; they want robots with sex organs.” Get Out answers a similar question by …

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Killtoberfest 5 – #1: Night of the Demon

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“It has been written since the beginning of time, even unto these ancient stones, that evil supernatural creatures exist in a world of darkness. And it is also said man using the magic power of the ancient runic symbols can call forth these powers of …