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About TaraRomero

I suppose I could list my favorite movies here, but instead I'll give you a strange glimpse into what makes me TaraRomero. 1. When I'm alone I like to sing really loudly to songs I know really well and pretend I'm actually good at it. 2. I am a bonified Hiddlestoner. 3. I have kept a journal for the last 25 years and I still own every one of them. 4. I like ordering travel magazines and picking out trips I'm going to take when I'm rich. 5. I'm currently worrying about my brother. I always worry about my brother. He's younger and it's my job. 6. If I knew I was dying in one hour, I would type a very strange email and then go spend time with my family (including my fur babies). 7. The best non-horror movie I've seen recently is The Giant Mechanical Man. 8. I am obsessed with Bob's Burgers and I watch one episode every night before I go to bed. 9. If I had a son I'd name him Malachai (as in Christian Mythology). If I had a daughter I'd name her Antigone (as in Greek Mythology). 10. My favorite band is and I supposed always will be, Matchbox Twenty. However, the music has become more upbeat lately and I don't like it as much. Just being honest.

Life (2017)

Directed by Daniel Espinosa.  Written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.  Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Hiroyuki Sanada and Ryan Reynolds. Plot: a crew on a space station discover a rapidly evolving organism that kills anything and everything with a … Continue reading

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The Shining (1997)

Directed by Mick Garris.  Written by Stephen King (novel and teleplay).  Starring Steven Weber, Rebecca De Mornay, Courtland Mead, Melvin Van Peebles and Cynthia Garris. Plot: a recovering alcoholic and his family move into a haunted hotel so he can … Continue reading

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The Shining (1980)

Directed by Stanley Kubrick.  Written by Stanley Kubrick and Diane Johnson.  Based on the novel by Stephen King.  Starring Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers and Danny Lloyd. Plot: a man gets a job in an isolated hotel for the … Continue reading

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The Similars (AKA Los Parecidos) (2015)

Written and directed by Isaac Ezban.  Starring Luis Alberti, Fernando Becernil, Carmen Beato, Humberto Busto, Cassandra Ciangherotti and Gustavo Sanchez Parra. Plot: on October 2, 8 people, stuck in the rain, experience a strange phenomenon in a bus station This Spanish … Continue reading

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Chopping Mall (1986)

Directed by Jim Wynorski.  Written by Jim Wynorski and Steve Mitchell.  Starring Kelli Maroney, Mary Woronov, Russell Todd, Barbara Crampton and Tony O’Dell. Plot: a group of teens are trapped in a chopping mall with new, murderous, security robots The … Continue reading

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Goodnight Mommy (2014)

Written and directed by Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz.  Starring Susanne Wuest, Elias Schwarz and Lukas Schwarz. Plot: twin boys begin to believe their mother may not be their mother anymore after she has some cosmetic surgery This review will … Continue reading

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Nothing Left to Fear (2013)

Directed by Anthony Leonardi III.  Written by Jonathan W.C. Mills.  Starring Anne Heche, Jennifer Stone, Ethan Peck, James Tupper, Rebekah Brandes and Clancy Brown. Plot: a pastor and his family move to a new town, but the town is creeptastic … Continue reading

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Smiley (2012)

Directed by Michael J. Gallagher.  Written by Michael J. Gallagher, Ezra Cooperstein and Glasgow Phillips.  Starring Caitlin Gerard, Keith David, Shane Dawson and Liza Weil. Plot: an urban legend about writing “I did it for the lulz” during an online … Continue reading

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Devil (2010)

Directed by John Erick Dowdle.  Written by M. Night Shymalan and Brian Nelson.  Starring Chris Messina, Logan Marshall Green and Bokeem Woodbine. Plot: 5 people, with some outrageous personal issues, become trapped in an elevator by the devil Even with … Continue reading

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Dark Was the Night (2014)

Directed by Jack Heller.  Written by Tyler Hisel.  Starring Kevin Durand, Lukas Haas, Nick Damici, Bianca Kajlich and Sabina Gadecki. Plot: a small town legend turns out to be true and very deadly as is often the case Putting aside … Continue reading

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