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  • Basket Case 3

    Basket Case 3 1992

    ★★★★ Rewatched 15 Feb, 2015 14

    There is nothing so satisfying as redemption.

    I rewatched Basket Case 2 recently and I came away almost mad at myself for not liking it as much as I used to, so you can only imagine how happy I was that Basket Case 3 was still fucking awesome.

    Just the police station killfest alone is better than the entirety of Basket Case 2. It was a glorious payoff sporting some incredible special effects (that were rewound and watched repeatedly, I…

  • My Bloody Valentine

    My Bloody Valentine 1981

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 14 Feb, 2015

    Some people expect flowers and chocolate on Valentine's day, I expect to watch one of my favorite slasher films of all time.

    It was quite refreshing to follow up 2001's Valentine with My Bloody Valentine. It's the exact opposite; a wonderfully cast, believable, and natural slasher film. One that inspired films to follow, hardly borrowing anything concrete from the films that came before it.

    The backstory/legend of Harry Warden never loses its ability to impress me.

    I'm not sure how…

  • Valentine

    Valentine 2001

    ★★★ Watched 14 Feb, 2015 8

    Valentine was an interesting beast. An early 2000s slasher film taking inspiration from both post-Scream/Hollywood slashers and the golden era of the early 1980s with a holiday set/school nerd exacting revenge plot.

    Scattered throughout were some surprisingly decent qualities: a true commitment to the slasher formula, a great mask on the killer, a fair amount of red herrings, intricate kill scenes, and a fun holiday concept with an elaborately decorated valentine delivered to the intended prey, describing their impending doom…

  • Basket Case 2

    Basket Case 2 1990

    ★★½ Rewatched 12 Feb, 2015 18

    I have dreaded logging Basket Case 2 since I rewatched it last night. I remember enjoying this sequel a lot more the last time I watched it (probably a good 10 years ago).

    I'm probably being a bit generous with a 2.5 rating, but I really loved the frog-freak, he's worth it.

    Replacing the gore and horror of Basket Case with a positive message and family friendly fun was an incredibly odd choice for Henenlotter. Taking the film out of…

  • Birdman

    Birdman 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 12 Feb, 2015

    "I look like a turkey with leukemia."

    I'm still laughing at this...2 hours after the movie ended. Send help.

  • Basket Case

    Basket Case 1982

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 11 Feb, 2015 7

    Basket Case and I go way back to the days of VHS, so watching this on blu-ray is nothing short of amazing. It makes me fondly reminisce about the days of complaining about DVDs, until I started actually buying them and realizing they looked a hell of a lot better than VHS and feeling like a bit of an idiot for trying to hold on to the old format (and, not to mention that a lot of the VHS releases…

  • Gone Girl

    Gone Girl 2014

    ★★ Watched 11 Feb, 2015 13

    Lise's Review perfectly explores how I felt about Gone Girl, and because I couldn't have said it any better - please do yourself a favor and read it.

    I would just like to add that I have two brothers and I would NEVER, EVER talk about them hitting their significant others with their penis, I don't even like typing that word when referencing them.

  • The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears

    The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears 2013

    ★½ Watched 08 Feb, 2015 33

    From gialli and Italian horror obsessed Belgian filmmakers, Bruno Forzani and Hélène Cattet, comes The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears, the follow up to their film - Amer. With much apprehension, after having a rather irritating experience with Amer, I approached this film with caution but good faith, this was supposedly going to contain a bit of a plot!

    One would think that I would love a heavy handed tribute to Dario Argento, Sergio Martino, Ennio Morricone or even…

  • The Ladies Man

    The Ladies Man 2000

    ★½ Rewatched 05 Feb, 2015 4

    Back in the year 2000 I was in a small shopping mall in Lockport, New York (pretty sure it's been ripped down some time in the last 15 years) with a few of my cousins. Two young people equipped with clipboards and enthusiasm approached my cousin and I and asked us if we would be interested in taking a survey, we would be rewarded with free stuff, so we agreed.

    We started down a corridor of the mall that was…

  • It's Pat

    It's Pat 1994

    ★★★½ Rewatched 02 Feb, 2015 8

    My head is swimming with insecurities because I know how universally hated this movie is, for various reasons, but I must be honest to myself and to all of you -- I like It's Pat.

    I always have.

    For whatever dumb reason, as a kid in the early 1990s I loved Saturday Night Live and I always enjoyed the "It's Pat!" sketches, so when the movie came out in 1994, I was seemingly the only person in the entire world…

  • Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood

    Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood 1996

    ★★★½ Rewatched 01 Feb, 2015 6

    I am fairly certain that I haven't watched Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood since the 1990s, so I was a bit hesitant (but excited) to revisit it last night.

    Holy smokes! This was probably even funnier than I remembered it being? I was surprised by the hideous sound of my laughter, escaping me every couple of minutes.

    From breakdance battling church grannies to punching little kids in the face, it was…

  • Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning

    Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning 2012

    ★★★★½ Watched 01 Feb, 2015 4

    I had planned to fill January with Jean-Claude Van Damme films and now that January is over, I'm not sure if I'm willing to let the exploration of his filmography stop there. I'm suffering from a slight obsession with JCVD, and even though I never thought I would have a favorite action movie star--I can finally say that I do without an ounce of doubt.

    After Universal Soldier: Regeneration, I wasn't entirely sure of what to expect from John Hyams'…