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Showdown reviews

These head-to-head reviews compare and contrast two or more films that are related in some way. They may be a film and its remake, like Ringu and The Ring, films with similar subjects that were released more or less simultaneously, like Stir of Echoes and The Sixth Sense, thematically related films like The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and House of 1000 Corpses, or combinations whose connection is not obvious, like The Last Winter, Antarctic Expedition and The Shining. They're not (usually) the kind of showdowns where one comes out a winner, but exploring how different filmmakers explore similar material lets us look at the movies in a different way. Here's what we have:

New! High Noon vs. Outland

Battle Royale vs. The Hunger Games

Cat People (1942) vs. Cat People (1982) vs. The Curse of the Cat People

Exorcismus vs. The Exorcist

Lisa and the Devil vs. The House of Exorcism


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