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Simon Barrett

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    Daily Reads: Death of the Summer Movie, 'The Good Wife' as TV's Most Underrated Show and More

    Plus: why Hollywood's mentality threatens its survival, and why black women being angry on television shouldn't just be a stereotype.

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    Picturehouse Acquires Adam Wingard's Thriller 'The Guest'

    SXSW is just around the corner, but Sundance news isn't over yet. Picturehouse has acquired all U.S. distribution rights for the Sundance film "The Guest," Adam Wingard's follow-up to "You're Next."

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    SXSW Review: 'You're Next' Isn't Exactly A Next-Level Genre Triumph (But It's Still Pretty Fun)

    When low budget horror movie "You're Next" premiered back at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival, it received a rapturous response and set off a small scale buying war (Lionsgate, home to the "Hostel" and "Saw" franchises, and savior to Joss Whedon's marooned masterpiece "Cabin in the Woods...

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    Sundance Review: How 'V/H/S' Sequel 'S-VHS' Shows That Brutal Horror Can Be Fun

    Last year's anthology horror production "V/H/S" was a revelation mainly because it took the overly familiar found footage genre and exploited it to the fullest extent. The sequel, "S-VHS," achieves a similar goal with more frightening extremes. Containing only four spectacularly gory shorts directed...

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    AFI Review: 'The ABCs Of Death' Won't Win Over Non-Horror Fans, But That's OK

    Horror anthologies have been on the rise of late, with movies like "Trick 'r Treat," "Chillerama" and the found footage anthology "V/H/S" keeping the tradition alive. The latest anthology is "The ABCs of Death," which combines 26 shorts in what is less of an interwoven narrative like "Trick 'r Treat...

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