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  • [REC]³ Genesis

    [REC]³ Genesis 2012

    ★½ Watched 09 Apr, 2015 4

    If I had a large, extravagant wedding (I cringed at the very thought) like this, I wouldn't even want to sit through my own wedding video commemorating the day, so you can be sure as fuck that I don't want to sit through yours and especially the fictional kind in a shitty horror film...

    After a handheld cam recording of a wedding I thought would NEVER end, the film decides to annoy this piss out of me for the remaining…

  • The ABCs of Death 2

    The ABCs of Death 2 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 09 Apr, 2015 10

    Look at that rating! I'm just as surprised&shocked as you are! The ABCs of Death 2 was definitely an improvement on the first film with far more good outweighing the bad, hell, there really weren't many vignettes in this one that I considered unwatchable, which is a big improvement on the first installment. I also really enjoyed the animation in the opening credits.

    In hopes not to bore you with a play by play, I'll just list A-Z in a…

  • Trailer Park Boys

    Trailer Park Boys 1999

    ★★★★ Watched 06 Apr, 2015 26

    In an episode from season 1 of Trailer Park Boys, Ricky is talking to Julian about whether or not he's in love with him (and subsequently gay) or if it's just a codependent platonic relationship the two have, so he says to him - "We have a plutonium love." I laughed about this all day yesterday, before, after and during the black & white film of the same name, which was made before the television series.

    I had only ever seen…

  • Cold in July

    Cold in July 2014

    ★★★ Watched 05 Apr, 2015 12

    No matter how hard I try, I have trouble getting into Jim Mickle's films, with a slight exception for his first feature - Mulberry Street.

    Besides the obnoxious, overbearing, relentless and overpowering synth score pulsing over the ENTIRE movie and often at the most awkward of times, Cold in July was so formulaic that it was nothing short of annoyingly predictable. Someone sitting in the driver's seat of a car, looking over their right shoulder? You guessed it, someone's going…

  • Wolf

    Wolf 1994

    ★★★ Rewatched 04 Apr, 2015 6

    There was a full moon on the 4th of April, so, naturally, we decided to watch a werewolf movie, I opted for the one with James Spader (for obvious reasons) but not just for him, mostly because I could barely remember Wolf, as I hadn't seen it in almost 20 years.

    I became increasingly excited during the opening credits at the sight of the following names: Rick Baker, Ennio Morricone and Richard Jenkins [what an underrated actor]. Although, it quickly…

  • Curtains

    Curtains 1983

    ★★★★ Rewatched 03 Apr, 2015 2

    The first (and probably last) time I watched Curtains was on VHS, so it was nothing short of brilliant watching it on blu-ray, unlike those obsessive VHS collectors spotlighted in Adjust Your Tracking, I'm going to watch a cleaned up transfer on blu-ray over VHS any god damn day of the week and this movie greatly benefited from the restoration.

    Even something as seemingly insignificant as heavy theater curtains pulling back in the transitions to the next scene were great…

  • Slaughter High

    Slaughter High 1986

    ★★★★ Rewatched 03 Apr, 2015 2

    Of all the pranks performed by eventual slasher victims, what they do to Marty in Slaughter High manages to be even more cruel than the gruesome prank in Terror Train. Marty is horribly disfigured after the third[!!] April Fool's prank, and the multiple layers of elaborate pranks leave the audience questioning whether or not the movie is set at a special school for middle-aged psychopaths. I guess before moms formed groups on Facebook to combat bullying, we had slasher films…

  • Adjust Your Tracking: The Untold Story of the VHS Collector

    Adjust Your Tracking: The Untold Story of the VHS Collector 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 03 Apr, 2015 5

    The main reason I watch these talking head documentaries isn't just because I enjoy seeing these guys talk about their smelly VHS and obsessive compulsive hoarding and collecting justifications [on a loop], but for the random film recommendations that tend to sneak in through all of their ostentatious euphoria (although, honestly, I don't really mind watching them flip out, because I know I can be just as annoying as they are about "bad" films).

    Thanks to Adjust Your Tracking's Collector…

  • Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat

    Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat 1989

    ★★★½ Watched 30 Mar, 2015

    Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat is directed by Anthony Hickox, who is mostly known for Waxwork I and II and maybe more infamously known for Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth. It stars Bruce Campbell, Deborah Foreman, M. Emmet Walsh and David Carradine!

    I understand that taking one look at the awful coverart used on IMDb and TMDb would cause one to think it's some awful Van Helsing shit from the last 10 years but it's totally not! It's a really…

  • 976-Evil II

    976-Evil II 1992

    ★★★½ Watched 30 Mar, 2015 6

    I have come to a point where I really dread sitting down to watch a Jim Wynorski film, so much so that I almost didn't watch 976-Evil II. Thankfully the movie was way better than I would have expected, my reservations were not only because it's a Wynorski film, but because it's a god damn sequel to 976-Evil, which is a movie I really enjoy, mind you, but still...a sequel wasn't really at the top of anyone's list of priorities…

  • Nightbreed - The Director's Cut

    Nightbreed - The Director's Cut 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 30 Mar, 2015 19

    While I can't really consider myself as a significant part of the "Occupy Midian" movement, I am happy that I took the time to send a few e-mails to Morgan Creek in hopes to, at the very least, be an annoyance in a sea of e-mails and at the most--for them to finally release the removed bits of Nightbreed for a fuller-realized, Barker-cut of the movie.

    I am a huge fan of the theatrical version I have been watching all…

  • Clown

    Clown 2014

    ★★½ Watched 28 Mar, 2015 4

    Since when did we start top-billing cameos? Half of the people watching this probably wouldn't even recognize Eli Roth's quick, blink and you'll miss it, appearance in Clown. It's bad enough that people keep hoping to brand his name, slapping it on horror films via the producer's credit doesn't give your genre effort any more weight.

    Clown is such a conventional horror film that if it were any more by-the-books, it would be pointless to watch outside of a trailer.…