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Historic Artcraft Theatre – Franklin, Indiana – Sci-Fright Frenzy – Seven Tales of Science Fiction Horror

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Last weekend I had one of the most uniquely satisfying theater-going experiences of my life. The Historic Artcraft Theatre in Franklin, Indiana was hosting a two-day film fest featuring seven science fiction horror films. With two films screening Friday night and the other five screening Saturday, it was the perfect opportunity for me to become acquainted with the theater.

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Movie Review: Annabelle (2014)

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Before The Conjuring, there was Annabelle. After The Conjuring, there was a rush to capitalize on its success. Hence, a year later, we have Annabelle. Continue reading

Movie Review: Urban Legend (1998)

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After Scream resurrected the slasher genre in 1996, studios quickly jumped on the bandwagon and produced teen slashers to capitalize on the craze. For the most part, these movies were cheap imitations, utilizing the same techniques and dialogue as Scream and populating the cast with TV teen drama actors. 1998’s Urban Legend is no different. In fact, it was perhaps the most shameless Scream rip-off of the era. Continue reading

The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 39 – TV and Tangents with Tank, OV Archives

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Here’s the latest episode of The Obsessive Viewer Podcast! I’m fighting either the flu of food poisoning to get this to you guys. Mike and Tiny couldn’t record this week, so I had a nice solo chat with Tank, the cohost of one of my favorite movie podcasts, about TV and the entertainment industry.

Then I grabbed some never-before-released clips from the OV Archives to

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Adaptations & Remakes: Friday the 13th [Obsessive Friends: Mike]

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Promiscuous teenagers fall prey to a deranged killer at Camp Crystal Lake. Continue reading

Adaptations & Remakes: Halloween [Obsessive Friends: Tiny]

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 23 – Interview with The Texas Chain Saw Massacre’s John Dugan

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I’m excited about this week’s episode. It’s a little different from what we usually do. John Dugan (who played Grandpa in the original Texas Chain Saw Massacre as well as Texas Chainsaw 3D) was nice enough to speak to us about his experiences in the business and life in general. It was a fun chat and I hope you like it.

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 22 – Halloween on TV, The Thing and Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones

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Our co-host Mike White got married last weekend! Send your congrats to him in the form of a Twitter follow!

This week on The Obsessive Viewer Podcast, we’re back for more gruesome Shocktober conversation. This week we discussed Halloween-themed TV episodes. It was a lot of fun and a little unique.

Since Mike was on the verge of getting married, we had limited time to record with him. We recorded what we could last weekend and then Tiny and I handled the potpourri segment sans Mike. Not to worry, Mike will be back next week and many more week’s to come.

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Tiny’s Shocktober Musings – Part II [Obsessive Friends]

[OBSESSIVE NOTE] Check out Tiny’s latest batch of Shocktober reviews! For more Shocktober-related content, check out the official Shocktober page of the site. And don’t forget to check out Tiny on The Obsessive Viewer Podcast.

– Matt (@ObsessiveViewer)

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Mike’s Shocktober Journal – Day 2 (10/02/13): Wrong Turn [Obsessive Friends]

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OV Shocktober Staple: The Strangers (2008)

Throughout Shocktober, I plan on writing about a ton of different movies. Some of them I watch every year and some will be first viewings. To kick off Shocktober, I chose something familiar. A staple of the Shocktober holiday for me. The Strangers…

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A Short Introduction to Shocktober on ObsessiveViewer.com

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Welcome to The Obsessive Viewer’s first Shocktober. This month on the blog, I (with some help from my friends) will put a large emphasis on the horror genre. This is a tradition that has been a big part of my life since 2006, when I started dedicating the month to horror.

Since then, each year the month has grown to a 31-day event where my friends and I dive into a genre that is near and dear to our hearts. Now, for the first time ever, I have a platform to share this sacred tradition with the world. As such, this month you will see an influx in horror-related reviews and posts written by yours truly as well as my podcast co-hosts and blog contributors Mike and Tiny. Continue reading

The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 18 – What Scares Us! All Hallow’s Eve, Mom and HIMYM

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Here it is, the first episode of the Fall 2013 season of The Obsessive Viewer Podcast. I referenced last week that we had an editing crisis that resulted in a late release. This week we almost had the same thing happen! Luckily it was salvageable and led to a new ep, bright and early for your listening pleasure.

This episode is our kick off to the most wonderful time of the year. That special month where we load up on horror movies and celebrate a genre of movies that has a little something for everyone. This week we discuss the movie tropes and horror subgenres that really creep us out.

It’s a great discussion. In honor of the episode and season, we want to know what scares you! Tell us about your relationship with horror and what movies or scenes get under your skin. You could get mentioned on the podcast (along with anything you may want us to promote)!

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Season Finale: The Walking Dead – 316 – “Welcome to the Tombs”

I’ve had a day to think about the season finale of The Walking Dead. I’ve considered the way the various story lines were resolved in the last two episodes and thought about the possibilities for season four. A day has passed and I keep coming back to the single question I blurted out when the third season of The Walking Dead came to a close…

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Building Better Blu-Rays (The Alien Anthology Review)

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Until early last year, I had never seen an Alien movie. Disgraceful, I know. In preparation for the release of Prometheus and Ridley Scott‘s return to sci-fi and the world that terrorized the genre, I watched Alien and Aliens for the first time. Eventually, when the New Year arrived, I bought the Alien Anthology Blu-Ray Collection.

Now that I’ve finally cracked open the 6-disc set, I can say with absolute confidence that this is the finest blu-ray set I’ve ever seen. The movies look and sound incredible and the amount of supplemental material is so staggering it’s to the point of being overwhelming.

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