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  • Unfriended

    Unfriended 2015

    ★★½ Watched 14 Aug, 2015 2

    Between the trailer, poster and found-footage format I was incredibly skeptical going into Unfriended despite the overall favorable reaction from viewers, and it's a damn good thing they didn't stick with the original title - Cybernatural, because then I would have been guaranteed to never even give this movie the time of day.

    I wasn't blown away by a conceptual genre masterpiece or anything, but I was mildly entertained throughout the entire running time. To add a little ambiance, we…

  • Return of the Living Dead Part II

    Return of the Living Dead Part II 1988

    Rewatched 14 Aug, 2015 4

    It's quite unfortunate that Return of the Living Dead Part II is not a follow up to the amazing original, instead it's more like a very similar story in a parallel universe that fucking sucks, and no matter how hard they try to recreate the magic from ROTLD, it fails miserably at every pathetic attempt.

    'Cause really, did this movie even have a script? There are multiple scenes of actors just standing there like a deer in headlights, waiting for…

  • Lisa

    Lisa 1990

    ★★½ Watched 13 Aug, 2015 2

    I'm having a hard time deciding if I should add Lisa to my various horror film lists, even though it's categorized as such on IMDb. It felt a hell of a lot more comfortable in the PG-13, coming-of-age drama/thriller category.

    Lisa is a little 14-year-old creep who stalks the shit out of random guys she finds attractive in passing on the busy streets of Los Angeles. I suppose Lisa is a bit of a time capsule of how girls used…

  • The Centerfold Girls

    The Centerfold Girls 1974

    ★★★★ Watched 10 Aug, 2015 16

    The Centerfold Girls was released in a pivotal year for horror films, in the wake of Mario Bava's Bay of Blood (1971) and its international success, American genre films began distancing themselves from the Gothic horror of the 1960s and quickly evolved into exploitative little nasties and in this year we see the early formation of the slasher film and the culmination of the 3 "G"s that were thriving in the '70s: grindhouse, gialli and grime, were the foundation.


  • I vampiri

    I vampiri 1957

    ★★½ Watched 10 Aug, 2015

    If I learned anything from I vampiri, it's that as a woman I am constantly depreciating in value as I age and if I want to retain any ounce of worth, I must abduct and drain people of their blood to maintain a youthful appearance. Now come here and gimme some of that blood, youngins!

  • Alien Zone

    Alien Zone 1978

    ★★½ Watched 07 Aug, 2015

    Alien Zone has an alternate title that fits this late '70s horror anthology a bit (okay, a lot) better and it's called The House of the Dead.

    With a wraparound segment quite similar to what would later be used in Tales from the Hood (an old favorite of mine), a philandering husband ends up stranded in an unknown town and seeks refuge in the local funeral home where the undertaker gives him a tour of place, complete with lifting the…

  • Trailer Park Boys: Say Goodnight to the Bad Guys

    Trailer Park Boys: Say Goodnight to the Bad Guys 2008

    ★★★½ Watched 06 Aug, 2015 2

    Seasons 1-6 of Trailer Park Boys are pretty amazing but season 7 came along and everything felt wrong, Trevor and Cory were gone, J-Roc, T, Lucy, Sarah, Barb, and Ray were hardly even in the season and it was the most scripted of the entire series. As much as I love Bubbles, the season focused way too much on him and he couldn't carry it alone. I was at a point where I found it a chore to finish season…

  • The Ambulance

    The Ambulance 1990

    ★★★ Watched 05 Aug, 2015 2

    Even though I love Larry Cohen, I hadn't seen The Ambulance before last night. This was mostly a matter of being lazy because the DVD was buried in an unknown box, but after coming across it while looking for something else, it was clearly time to put it on!

    A heavily mulleted Eric Roberts stars in The Ambulance as a comic book artist working for Marvel (Stan Lee appears in a cameo with a few lines) who becomes infatuated with…

  • Nightmare Weekend

    Nightmare Weekend 1986

    ★★½ Watched 05 Aug, 2015 8

    "Don't you want to take on the pinball wizard?"

    I liked Nightmare Weekend more than I should have but it was oddly compelling, despite coming away from it more confused than when it started.

  • Furious

    Furious 1984

    ★★★½ Watched 05 Aug, 2015 8

    My favorite part of Furious was when an adorable, talking pig was kicked in the face and then made a lot of farting noises when he died.

  • The Town that Dreaded Sundown

    The Town that Dreaded Sundown 2014

    ★★½ Watched 04 Aug, 2015 5

    I wasn't a fan of the throwback/retro-styling in It Follows and it's distracting here too. I get that it all plays into the homage to the original Town that Dreaded Sundown, but aren't the flashbacks and various nods enough? Does everyone in a film set in 2013 have to dress like they're from a generic version of the 1970s?

    In other attempts at pandering, as we see in something like Late Phases, a lot of modern horror films geared at…

  • Bloody Murder 2: Closing Camp

    Bloody Murder 2: Closing Camp 2003

    ★★½ Watched 03 Aug, 2015 6

    For maximum enjoyment of Bloody Murder 2: Closing Camp, watch directly following Bloody Murder. Watch as directed, side effects may include one or all of the following: A drop in IQ scores, a spike in blood pressure, and 3 hours of your life gone forever, you'll never get that time back, it's gone.