Film and TV

Horror films from A to Z: part one

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A is for Alien No one can hear you scream in space, which is a shame since you'll be screaming plenty as the xenomorph bursts out of your chest cavity in a spray of viscera. Or maybe you'll be one of the lucky ones who gets to be its prey once it's matured! Either way, classic scares in space.

B is for Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon One documentary crew, one up-and-coming slasher killer who wants his story told, and a few great twists along the way make this underappreciated film a must-see. You'll never look at Freddy, Jason or Michael the same way once you know their secrets...

C is for The Cabin in the Woods Joss Whedon does horror? Sold! If you somehow haven't seen it, or had the twists spoiled by an overenthusiastic fan, just go in blind -- it's much better that way. If you have seen it, you already know it is awesome, so see it again. It would would make a great double feature with Behind the Mask if you have the time.

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Cory Casciato is a Denver-based writer with a passion for the geeky, from old science fiction movies to brand-new video games.
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