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Horror Movie Roundup: 7 Movies to See for Halloween

It's baaack! For the second straight year, in the spirit of the season, the weekly compilation of first-run indie offerings has been replaced with seven movies guaranteed to titillate, nauseate and leave you maddeningly unsettled. Once again, rather than rounding up the usual suspects – cyberspace is already littered with zealous endorsements of The Exorcist and Rosemary's Baby – I've made a conscientious effort to name less obvious shockers, all available at your local video store (if it still exists) or via the now-maligned Netflix.

1. Manhunter

Home Movies: Johnny Gets His Gun as America's Smoothest Criminal in ‘Public Enemies’

Though faithful to Bryan Burrough’s painstakingly researched book about the epic manhunt for notorious bank robber John Dillinger, Michael Mann’s Public Enemies offers more an abstract impression of the man than a fully satisfying portrait.

Indie Theater Roundup: 7 Movies to See This Week

San Francisco’s Indie Fest ushers in two weeks of startlingly original sci-fi, unrelenting horror and demented fantasy as the sixth Another Hole in the Head film festival kicks off Friday evening at the Roxie.

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