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    Not to sound like an ass on the eve-ish of the fest, but I have long believed horror is tragically mired in rehash (Walking Dead comes quickly to mind). I guess with that attitude I'm never going to be good at writing it, and hence nothing in the fest. That said, when you see something like this ...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRqS6pBC42w#t=0

    ... it can really shift your paradigm on what horror is all about. And for those of you who get all squeamish about working with kids, let this be an eye-opener for you.


    I'm still limping along on a hurricane-wasted computer, but will do my best to watch the films.

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    this was a great short that was scooped up by del toro and he produced the feature length MAMA last year. the short was better than the feature film sadly.
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    Trust me, there are good reasons to be squeamish about working with kids.

    Point well taken about horror, but for many it's comfort food where cliché is a-ok. It's not re-inventing the wheel--more like trying to get the vehicle off the cinder blocks in the driveway and making it around the neighborhood before you break down again.
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    There's as much rehash in horror as there are other genres whether it be drama, comedy, action or romance.

    It's up to the writer and director to not rehash.

    me? i rehash it all. i love rehashing. maybe i'm just a realistic.

    because even when we think we are original, we are subliminally rehashing concepts we have seen or read before.
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    I love me some rehash browns with my Jimmy Dean's!!


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