Sean McClannahan
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Sean McClannahan

Sean McClannahan is a freelance film journalist and is the founder of Movie Time And Beyond. His passion for movies and pop culture knows no limits.

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There were some films that came out in the eighties’ that would place a somewhat average character into a chain of bizarre events that become more and more surreal that all take place in the course of one night, a most notable case being Martin Scorsese’s brilliant After Hours.  Technically

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In 1987 it was beyond easy for an inventive film like Three O’Clock High to unfortunately get lost in the shuffle. In the wake of popularity following John Hughes’  successful coming of age comedies and the enormous reception to The Karate Kid, it would have seemed near impossible to market

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This past week Universal’s 2017 introduction to their proposed Dark Universe made it’s way to Blu-ray and as much as I love the idea of bringing the Universal Monsters I love and adore to a new audience, I can’t wholeheartedly bring myself to revisiting Alex Kurtzman‘s movie any time soon. When

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In the first fifteen minutes of A Dark Song I wasn’t entirely sure that this slow burn indie horror movie from Ireland was going to work for me as the narrative takes it’s time introducing me to the two main characters and setting up the framework for the intriguing horrific

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It would be near impossible to discuss this new adaptation of Stephen King’s phenomenally creepy novel without mentioning the 1990 television mini-series that many hold dear to their hearts. After revisiting the mini-series a couple of years ago I still feel strongly that Tim Curry gives an effective performance as

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Long gone are the colored spandex uniforms and the goofy antics of Bulk and Skull from Saban’s early nineties’ phenomenon that was adapted for a young American audience by taking Japanese elements and stock footage from Toei’s Super Sentai franchise, that’s not to say that the campy spirit of the

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Let me get one thing out of the way before getting into Kong: Skull Island that might be a deal breaker for some of you. If you’re expecting anything resembling the 1933 classic go back and revisit Peter Jackson’s flawed but admirable cinematic love letter from 2005. However if you’re

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Much like Freddy Krueger, Chucky became more of a homicidal comedian with every sequel as the threatening and horrifying presence in the original film began to fade from his persona, until Don Mancini brought some of those creepy elements back in Curse Of Chucky. Perhaps one of the main reasons

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Much like Blade Runner released on the same day back in 1982, John Carpenter’s The Thing suffered the cruel fate of opening shortly after Steven Spielberg’s E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. Met with disappointing box office results and negative reviews, Carpenter’s remake of The Thing from Another World began gaining a cult

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It’s been forty years since the horror masterpiece that brought mainstream success to Brian De Palma and legendary reputation of author Stephen King with this brilliant adaptation of his first novel that holds up now better than ever. There’s been countless things written and said about this film that earned

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Hey kids, guess what? I have good news and bad news, which would you like to hear first? Bad news first you say? Okay, here it goes. The bad news is that Fender Bender the new home invasion slasher movie produced by ChillerTV and Shout! Factory is a bit disappointing,

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The main thing I took away from the Evil Dead remake helmed by Fede Alvarez was witnessing the work of a filmmaker with an abundance of technical prowess and visual style, but nothing would prepare me for his sophomore effort Don’t Breathe. This movie hit me like a sucker punch

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After the poor critical and box office reception of Psycho III, Universal found themselves in a tight predicament. Opting not to follow up with screenwriter Charles Edward Pogue ‘s follow-up pitch that would have seen Norman escaping from a mental institution to sabotage a tourist attraction made out of his

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A sharp example of dreadful atmosphere with minimal production design, Brad Anderson‘s Session 9 is an acute psychological horror film that takes advantage of it’s bare narrative formula and successfully for the most part relies on character and mood to let the tension and creepy setting get under your skin.

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Like a failed monster experiment running around in nihilistic rage, confused about it’s own identity and rapidly falling apart at the seams, Suicide Squad is a sight to behold. David Ayer’s monstrous creation seems to have been stolen from his lab and you can see that outside experimentation has created

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If Paul Feig has proven anything in his previous work, it’s that he knows how to build characters and he understands comedy. Working strongly in Feig’s Ghostbusters are the appealing characters and the powerful chemistry that they all have with one another. There’s also some great world building here that

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