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  • Deathstalker II 1987

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    This has to be a new record. I turned off Jim Wynorski's Deathstalker II, 3 minutes and 30 seconds into the movie.

    Something about "Normally I don't mind seeing a woman get a good beating if she deserves it" just doesn't really sit well with me.

  • Proxy 2013

    ★½ Watched 24 Aug, 2014 24

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

  • Twister 1989

    ★★★½ Watched 24 Aug, 2014 8

    Honestly, this is probably the best movie involving a tornado called Twister ever made.

    Despite not being overly enthusiastic (to put it lightly) about, director, Michael Almereyda's other film The Eternal, I was compelled to watch his earlier film, Twister. You would be too once you read the list of actors involved: Harry Dean Stanton, Suzy Amis, Jenny Wright (Near Dark), a cameo by William S. Burroughs and THE oddball himself, Crispin Glover. And if you're into him, Dylan McDermott…

  • Victim 2010

    Watched 24 Aug, 2014 7

    Even though it isn't mentioned on either IMDb or Wikipedia, Victim is another movie inspired by the novel Mygale by Thierry Jonquet.

    I didn't like it. I also do not feel inclined to even write anything about it other than the fact that Bob Bancroft is really insufferable in large doses.

    Why did I watch it? Well, look at the poster! Decent horror cover-art is my "Oooo look! shiny objects!!" I am easily distracted and duped, but what can I say? I'm only human.

  • Trance 1999

    Watched 23 Aug, 2014 10

    The original title of this turd is The Eternal, I just wanted to point that out to avoid confusion as I will continually refer to this pile of shit by its original title.

    Remember Michael Almereyda? Yeah, I didn't think so, well, he's the guy who directed the Hamlet-2000 movie, you know the one, with Ethan Hawke. Almereyda wrote and directed The Eternal a couple years before the aforementioned film, yet I'm lead to believe that he knew he was…

  • Night of the Living Dead 1968

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 22 Aug, 2014 2

    What can I write about Night of the Living Dead that hasn't already been said by hundreds of other people, better than I could put it? At this point, everyone knows that this movie is a major feat--where ghouls are no longer ghouls, but zombies, and soon they will have a set of rules. Everyone knows that this is an influential, revered and beloved film. Everyone knows that George A. Romero created a new breed of monster. Just like vampire…

  • Timesweep 1986

    Watched 22 Aug, 2014

    Before Dan Diefenderfer made a short-lived career of being an electrician on the sets of a few movies (most notably Ride with the Devil), he directed a movie in 1986 called Timesweep.

    This movie is awful and that's coming from someone who loves low-budget crap. The entirety of Timesweep consists of people walking through corridors until they come to a scene with special FX, and then they walk through more poorly lit corridors again and then there's a naked woman,…

  • The Borrower 1991

    ★★★½ Watched 20 Aug, 2014 7

    Someone had sent me a VCD of The Borrower more than 10 years ago. As they say...better late than never!!

    Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer director, John McNaughton brings us this sci-fi/horror/comedy film that has a lot of incredible special FX and sporadic, genuine laughs scattered throughout. "You are a weirdo!!"

    If you keep your eyes peeled, there are [at least] two scenes with Henry.. being advertised. You'll also catch a glimpse of a couple in bed watching a…

  • The Being 1983

    ★★★★ Watched 20 Aug, 2014

    Now, whether or not you will trust what I have to say about The Being may solely depend on the fact that I was about as wrecked as this character while watching it, but, either way...this movie is pretty amazing.

    With an alternate title like Easter Sunday, how can I not love this movie? That was the one holiday I always hated as a child, despite my love of candy (that has carried over into adulthood as I was definitely…

  • Birth of the Living Dead 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 20 Aug, 2014 4

    When my husband told me that Birth of the Living Dead showed up in the mail today, I let out a groan because I have already seen so, so, so many documentaries covering Night of the Living Dead. I was honestly dreading watching this and it wasn't until the DVD was in the player that I reluctantly agreed to give it a chance.

    Boy am I glad that I did!! What a refreshing change of topic and contributors to the…

  • Nightbeast 1982

    ★★★ Watched 19 Aug, 2014 10

    A few years before directing Blood Massacre, Don Dohler made Nightbeast, a gory sci-fi/horror film with an alien hellbent on ripping everyone to shreds (when he isn't laser-beaming them to oblivion).

    The amount of times Don Dohler's name shows up in the opening and end credits puts Dario Argento to shame. This guy did EVERYTHING on his movie and wanted to make sure you knew it too!

    I'm not exactly sure why he's called "Nightbeast," because the alien definitely kills…

  • Lurkers 1988

    ★★★ Watched 18 Aug, 2014 2

    I don't know when it started in Roberta Findlay's life (director of The Oracle, Tenement, Prime Evil), or what the reasoning is behind it, but I think she had a love/hate relationship with New York City and it shows in her filmography (as most of her films deal with apartment complexes in the city).

    Lurkers is such a strange movie with a childlike view of the world. The movie starts with "15 years ago..", in an apartment with a young…