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Horror 101 Episode 4: Halloween II (1981)

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As is often the case with horror movies, there are sequential movies that are all related to one another and we think it’s best to keep them together.  In the case of Halloween, the sequel is so connected that it literally begins where the first movie ends.  Jam and Fred discuss the sordid tale of why this film does not quite live up to the original, but why it is worthwhile nonetheless.  Queue up your copy and join us for our running commentary of Halloween II.

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Written by Fred Rojas

November 14, 2016 at 11:00 am

Horror 101 Episode 3: Halloween (1978)

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For this very special day Jam and Fred have a very special episode of Horror 101 featuring the original Halloween from 1978 and directed by John Carpenter.  Our final format has been decided as a commentary to the movie itself, though you definitely don’t have to be watching it to enjoy this episode.  If you do wish to watch as a running commentary, queue up your version to the very beginning and put it on pause, we’ll tell you when to start.

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Written by Fred Rojas

October 31, 2016 at 3:00 pm

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The Countdown Obscura Horror – Day 1: Extermination

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As a countdown to the that inevitable spooky day I wanted to release a series of articles showcasing horror games that deserve some attention. This will include some new, some old, some obscure and possibly even some you haven’t even thought of before.
Even though I live in the UK and Halloween is another American holiday that has sneakily invaded this region I absolutely love horror in film and especially gaming. I always felt horror in gaming is far more effective as you are usually put in a vulnerable position that you are in control of. In film its hard to do horror well as you’re of course watching other people, but that is maybe an article for discussion at a later date. So enjoy this little mini series of some horror games I feel deserve your attention.


Day One: Extermination

I really wanted to start with a game I think many may not have heard of, and if you did your probably thinking “what, that terrible launch PS2 title?”  Yes fictitious internet nerd, that one.

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