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  • Blood Feast

    Blood Feast 1963

    ★★★½ Watched 20 Oct, 2016

    2016 October Horrorthon #20: Blood Feast

    As a film that essentially kicked off the entire "splatter film" movement for horror films and cult cinema, Blood Feast is definitely ahead of the curve. It uses it's crisp color schemes and bright red blood drenched death sequences to surprising effect to pop right off of the screen. It's ambitious for its budget, made with a strong sense of heart, and it occasionally goes artsy enough to sell itself as a piece of…

  • The Rift

    The Rift 1990

    ★★★ Watched 18 Oct, 2016

    2016 October Horrorthon #19: The Rift
    Matt's 2016 ABC Horror Challenge: Letter R

    The year after Leviathan took elements of The Thing and mixed it with elements of Alien, The Rift decided to riff on that and combine elements The Thing, Aliens, and Leviathan for its own special brand of knock off. However, knock off as it may be, JP Simon's little underwater horror/science fiction/action hybrid is decently entertaining. The special effects are remarkably good for the budget, it…

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  • Inside Out

    Inside Out 2015

    ★★★★½ Watched 21 Jun, 2015

    Since Pixar decided to completely abandon creativity with their last two films, I was skeptical about Inside Out. However, this is easily one of my favorites that the studio has released and one of their most ambitious, unique, and creative films of their highly regarded catalog. It's both outrageously fun and horrendously sad (a key component to the theme of the film). I'm glad to see the studio producing films like this again. It comes highly recommended.

  • Gone Girl

    Gone Girl 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 05 Oct, 2014

    Fincher, you mad genius bastard! Only he could take a film like this and make into a riveting, roller coaster emotional thriller that has even the most intelligent of movie goer leaning whatever which way he wants them to go. It's intoxicating in its subtlety, brimming with impressive performances, and challenging in its delivery. Bravo, good sir.