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  • Blood Glacier 2013

    ★★★½ Added

    Story is similar to Carpenters The Thing. Blood from a glacier mutates all that come in contact with it. SO BAD IT'S GROOVY won me over with its grossness and over the top efforts, like I'm not sure I was supposed to but I laughed mightily when the guy burst in flames and ran outside. The English dub was crappy, I'd rather just read the subtitles. I THINK THEY INTENDED TO MAKE A SERIOUS MOVIE AND THEN THOUGHT, LETS JUST…

  • A Haunting In Connecticut 2002

    ★★★½ Added

    Not to be confused with the terrible 2009 movie. This documentary is actually creepy. I think the letterboxd rating I see for it might be from someone who confused it with the movie LOL.

    One of the most messed up things in the documentary is that the mom had to drive 8 hours daily to get the son cancer treatments. That is why they ended up buying the house that was demon possessed. It was closer. But I was just moved by the thought of someone driving 8 hours day like that.

    Next up Haunting in Georgia, which I found extremely creepy the first time through.

  • Room 6 2006

    ★★ Added

    I think this could have worked with a bigger budget and reworking, the premise isn't bad. They could have shaved like 20 minutes off the end. Hey lets do the same scares over and over. Look out for a creepy tiny Chloe Grace Moretz.

  • Haunting of Winchester House 2009


    Where to start.
    Its seems like the true story of Sarah Winchester could make for a good haunting movie. She was widowed and inherited the Winchester gun fortune. A Psychic told her that she would be haunted by every person ever killed with Winchester rifles unless she built a house. The house had to be large enough to support their souls, so she began building a house. The psychic also told her that if work on the house ever halted…

  • Wer 2013

    ★★★★ Added

    I assume it would be easier to find a virgin in a whore house than it would be to find a good werewolf film. Well Werewolf fans rejoice. Wer is just that.

  • The Bone Snatcher 2003

    ★★★ Added

    Above average for this type of film, very good cinematography. Some good ideas, but the ending feels far too rushed for my liking. Also if you learn in the first act that you can't kill the creatures with bullets you should know guns are useless and not try to use them in the 4th act.

  • Claudine 1974

    ★★★★ Added

    Guy meets and falls for woman who has 6 children. This was pretty entertaining and decent social commentary about the welfare system of the time.

  • 28 Weeks Later 2007

    ★★★ Added

    The will somebody please think of the children sequel.
    Hey how about we make this a movie about only adults.
    Decent zombie film, but pales mightily in comparison to the excellent first film. I think one of the biggest issues with this film is that the children who are the main focus feel much too safe. It doesn't feel dramatic when everyone around the children start dying, we expect that as the children are untouchable. Bigger isn't always better and I appreciated the smaller moments from the first film.

  • Dead Silence 2007

    ★★★½ Added 4

    They can try to give the title to TI West, but to me James Wan is the Master of modern horror. I'll take The Conjuring, Insidious and Dead Silence over Innkeepers, House of the Devil and VHS any day.

    Wan gets something about horror that many people don't seem to get right these days, but it exists in a lot of the older horrors. He understands interesting settings and set pieces. From scene to scene there's always something worthwhile to look at and ponder in Dead Silence. This movie is marvelously directed. I just wish he had written a slightly stronger story.

  • Guess Who's Coming to Dinner 1967

    ★★★★★ Added

    I absolutely loved this. I did not expect it to be so funny. Katherine Hepburn's characters reaction to her daughter being engaged to a black guy had me in tears laughing. I loved the whole cast. Some nice arrangements of Glory of love. In my generation that song always reminds you of the film Beaches.

  • Catfish 2010

    ★★★★ Added

    I really liked the editing of this, the direction and whoever chose the music did a good job, great sensibilities. I thought it was a mock documentary and have now read its sort of up for debate as to if it is or isn't, but I think the way its filmed seemed both scripted and real. I don't know. Conversations seemed natural and the guys seemed like people you'd hang out with. I just thought it was enjoyable, it made…

  • It Waits 2005

    ★★ Added

    I think we horror fans are so forgiving that they use it against us. We'll give movies points for trying. This is largely pedestrian, it has a decent actress(who has a nice rack that the camera man wants you to notice) and not the worst creature design. Its not anything you'd ever watch again. Yes it even has the ...Mystic Native American guy. He might be friends with the mystic Mexican maid found in many horrors or the mystic black aunt that knows everything about voodoo and spells.