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  • Big Trouble in Little China

    Big Trouble in Little China 1986

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 08 Jul, 2016 17

    Wang: "Don't look Jack!"
    Jack: "AHH I already did!"

    Margo: "How are you going to spring us?!"
    Jack: "I HAVE NO IDEA!"

    I've always really liked Big Trouble in Little China, but I really loved it this time around, maybe it was the perfect setting, Friday night, homemade pizza, giddy anticipation to see John Carpenter in concert in August, everything fell into place and I spent the entire running time laughing.

    Scumbalina recently asked why people love Big Trouble in…

  • The Fog

    The Fog 1980

    ★★★★ Rewatched 07 Jul, 2016 34

    I know most of us really love John Carpenter, but can we just take a moment to recognize how amazing Debra Hill was too? Not only did she co-write Halloween and The Fog, but she produced this film as well, THIS film where she had to set aside any human emotions or hangups she may have had because of her previous relationship with Carpenter, because this woman co-wrote and produced a film starring her ex's new girlfriend [Adrienne Barbeau]. That's…

  • Communion

    Communion 1989

    ★★★½ Watched 06 Jul, 2016 4

    I'm an unabashed fan of Philippe Mora, I absolutely adore The Beast Within and I have a soft spot for Howling II, so when I saw he had also directed a film with aliens and Christopher Walken, it was added to my watchlist right away and there it sat for a ridiculous amount of time.

    Everything about Communion is so weird, alien and otherworldly. Maybe it's because I have Amityville Horror fresh in my mind, but this had that same…

  • Village of the Damned

    Village of the Damned 1995

    ★★½ Rewatched 06 Jul, 2016 10

    I remember renting this as soon as it hit VHS, I was friends with a girl because her last name was "Voorhees" and she was born on Halloween, I found this fascinating about her, in spite of having almost nothing in common. During a sleepover, I convinced her to rent Village of the Damned, we bought a bunch of JOLT cola, got all hyped up and watched this movie because I was riding that In the Mouth of Madness high,…

  • The Night Stalker

    The Night Stalker 2016

    ★★½ Watched 05 Jul, 2016 17

    Lou Diamond Phillips stars as "NOT MY RIIIIITCHIE" Ramirez in a Lifetime Original Movie focusing more on a woman who is sent from Texas to California to convince Ramirez to confess to a crime that another man has been imprisoned for, to save him from execution. It's okay.

  • In the Mouth of Madness

    In the Mouth of Madness 1994

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 05 Jul, 2016 33

    "I'm losing me!"

    I can't even begin to tally up the amount of times I have seen In the Mouth of Madness over the past 20 years, but I can tell you that it's so much that I am actually a slimy, deformed, hideous monster transformed from the lurking evil within the mind of Sutter Cane, he's my god now.

    The first few times I watched this movie was probably back in 1995-1996, making me no more than 12 or…

  • Nightmare Weekend

    Nightmare Weekend 1986

    ★★★ Rewatched 04 Jul, 2016 6

    My super-pal CJ bought this on blu-ray during the last Vinegar Syndrome sale and absolutely hated the movie, so half-jokingly I told him to just send it my way because A) I'd give it a good home and B) I REALLY wanted to watch Nightmare Weekend again all cleaned up and visible, and, needless to say, now that I was actually able to see the incredibly bizarre finale, I enjoyed this lost-in-translation, surreal hodgepodge of a movie even more!!


  • Vampires

    Vampires 1998

    ★★★½ Rewatched 04 Jul, 2016

    We've been queuing up John Carpenter movies in preparation for seeing his show next month, I hadn't watched Vampires in ages and I figured after recently watching a bunch of movies starring everyone's favorite Republican, the cocaine snorting, sue happy James Woods, this was a good place to start.

    Besides really digging the '90s goth vamp villain, Vampires looked incredible on blu-ray, there was a really great scene with the vampires coming up out of the dirt at dusk, it…

  • Uncle Sam

    Uncle Sam 1997

    ★★½ Rewatched 04 Jul, 2016

    Richard was really into the idea of watching Uncle Sam on the 4th of July, I had already seen it in 2012 and was in no hurry to watch it again, but now that I've seen it twice I'm never going to watch it again.

    While I enjoyed the little homegrown patriot creep kid who hero worshipped his horrible uncle who died oversees, he wasn't quite compelling enough to hold my attention during the really dull/stupid moments of the movie…

  • Deadly Whispers

    Deadly Whispers 1995

    ★★½ Watched 03 Jul, 2016 14

    Pamela Reed, Ving Rhames and Tony Danza star in a movie based on the murder case of Kathy Bonney, who was shot by her father 27-times and dumped in a swamp in North Carolina simply for coming-of-age and pushing back against his tyrannical control over her every waking move.

    The controlling monster of a patriarch from Virginia was played by Tony Danza[?!?!?!] who does his best to mask his heavy Brooklyn accent to no avail, he gets an A++ for…

  • Shock 'Em Dead

    Shock 'Em Dead 1991

    ★★★★ Rewatched 02 Jul, 2016 3

    ♪ ♪ "I'm in love with a slut!" ♫ ♫

    Shock 'Em Dead is absolutely ridiculous, offensive and stupid. I love it!

  • Hansel e Gretel

    Hansel e Gretel 1990

    ½ Watched 01 Jul, 2016 3

    Hansel e Gretel is the worst "Lucio Fulci Presents" movie I have seen yet, really, truly, dreadfully boring. There's something about black market organ transplants, Hansel and Gretel who are used for their parts and then murdered, they return as ghosts to seek revenge on the people who killed them. The movie turns into a supernatural slasher and I am fully aware that this sounds way more awesome than it actually is, most of the kill scenes are lame and…