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The Forgotten Oscars 2013: Our annual celebration of unsung sci-fi, horror, and action films


Wherein we give the Academy a time-traveling, slo-mo bloody hatchet to the face.
By: MICHAEL NEEL  |  February 27, 2013

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The Forgotten Oscars 2012: A Celebration of Unsung Sci-Fi, Horror, and Action Films

Wherein we roll up our sleeves, get angry, and give The Academy a swift punch in the nuts
It's time to celebrate the Forgotten Oscars, where zombies sing, wood chippers cut body parts instead of lumber, and video cameras can kill.
By: MICHAEL NEEL  |  February 27, 2012

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Film favorites to pass the Occupation with — no matter what side you’re on

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From the wealthiest stockbroker to the lowliest unemployed college grad, who doesn’t love a good movie?
By: MICHAEL NEEL  |  December 07, 2011

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5 Scary Movies for Halloween You've Probably Never Heard Of

So you're looking for scary a movie to watch on Halloween? We've got you covered.
As a horror maniac, I feel it is my duty to pry your eyes open with a pair of rusty fishhooks and show you some fright fests you've probably never heard of. Don't even try to blink.
By: MICHAEL NEEL  |  October 31, 2011

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Rock and Shock recap 2011

A weekend of music, mayhem, and bodily fluids
At this year's Rock and Shock horror convention, splatter freaks slashed through the DCU Center, filling their bloody burlap sacks with frightful T-shirts, posters for Chopping Mall and Twitch of the Death Nerve, and autographs of Robert Englund (Freddy Krueger), Ace Frehley (KISS frontman),  Rowdy Roddy Piper (ex-wrestler), and Gary Busey (maniac).
By: MICHAEL NEEL  |  October 31, 2011

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The Forgotten Oscars 2011

A slew of genre films that hold a special place in our hearts -- but not in the Academy's
It's Oscar time again, and, as usual, the Academy is trotting out the same old bullshit.  
By: MICHAEL NEEL  |  February 28, 2011



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VHS is the new vinyl

I thought video was a dead medium — until I discovered the analog underworld of VHS snobs
I was a VHS addict. In the '80s and '90s, I practically lived at the video store, renting every movie I could get my hands on. As my obsession with movies grew, renting was not enough; they needed to be mine. I amassed a few hundred videocassettes, and I was proud to own each one of them.  
By: MICHAEL NEEL  |  January 26, 2011

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Video: 2010 horror movie previews

Hollywood Splat Pics and Horrific Indies
Will 2010 be a festive romp of eye-gouging, throat-slitting, and disemboweling?
By: MICHAEL NEEL  |  January 28, 2010
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