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  • Gertie the Dinosaur

    Gertie the Dinosaur

    ★★★½

    Film School Drop Outs – Weekly Challenge 2017 - Week 2

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    Some guy makes a bet with a friend of his that he can make a dinosaur come to life with the help of a drawing, winner pays for a dinner party. He not only wins the bet but he succesfully creates the first true cartoon character, Gertie the Dinosaur.

    Gertie is quite the character, swallowing trees, bullying elephants and fearing sea serpents and whatnot. That little…

  • The Haunted Castle

    The Haunted Castle

    ★★★

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    A very early piece of horror. Can't say I have a lot of insightful comments on this one since it is basically a tech demo (like most early cinema seems to be). But for what it is I thougt it was quite enjoyable, the different creatures spawning from the cauldron were all quite nice, especially the short guy with the pitchfork, and the effects are still…

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  • The Thing

    The Thing

    ★★★★★

    Spooky Scary Horrorthons - Film #16

    The term timeless is being thrown around a lot, but John Carpenter's "The Thing" hasn't actually aged a single second in 32 years. The masterful use of godlike practical effects and impeccable suspense is something that is rarely seen in the world of cinema at such an impressive level.

    The story centers around a group of burly men (including a heavily bearded Kurt Russell and my #1 man crush Keith David) working at a…

  • An American Werewolf in London

    An American Werewolf in London

    ★★★★

    Spooky Scary Horrorthons - Film #13

    If you want a good werewolf film you don't have to look any further. An American Werewolf in London may be one of the most masterful films of the werewolf sub genre and in many ways it surpasses every other film when it comes to werewolves.

    When two American backpackers comes across a little village in the Yorkshire moors they decide to go to a cute little pub named "The Slaughtered Lamb". After a…