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I had two different lists of possible second films for this Roundtable: one of bad-place-but-not-a-haunted-house films, one of potential Resurrected Reviews that fit the profile…

…only then, having waded through the entire cinematic Amityville oeuvre* – and I think waded is the right word – I got curious about how The Murder House trope might operate away from the Amityville framework.

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SINISTER (2012)

…in which a struggling true-crime writer, in an attempt to reboot his career, moves himself and his family into the site of a notorious, unsolved mass murder and child abduction…

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(*Yes, yes: I’m aware that there’s one more to go and at least one more on the way. Sigh.)

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Liz Kingsley is the insane genius behind And You Call Yourself a Scientist!


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