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  • The Grapes of Death 1978

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 15 Apr, 2014

    I have a rule that if I can not remember the last time I watched one of my favorite films, then it's obviously time for a revisit. When going through some of our foreign DVDs, looking for something to watch, I came across The Grapes of Death and the feeling that came over me, you would have thought I spotted an old flame amidst a sea of possibilities. I couldn't resist the urge to pick it up and watch it,…

  • Death Moon 1978

    Watched 14 Apr, 2014 4

    The full moon which is so bright this evening it's practically burning a hole through thick curtains deserved a better werewolf film than tonight's offering. Death Moon is a horrendously boring made-for-television werewolf film which takes place in Hawaii.

    You should just watch this instead.

  • The Burning Bed 1984

    ★★★½ Watched 14 Apr, 2014 2

    It's almost hard to rate movies like this because it's not like I enjoyed it. A made-for-tv movie retelling the aggravating case of bureaucracy a victim of domestic abuse is put through before having to resort to setting a dude on fire while he's asleep is never something one wants to watch, but should.

    Farrah Fawcett was actually really, really good as Francine Hughes an American woman who suffered at the hands of her husband for over 13 years before…

  • Psychic Killer 1975

    ★★★★ Watched 14 Apr, 2014 2

    Ray Danton (the man behind Deathmaster and loads of TV shows) directs, the tall and gangly, Jim Hutton (Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, The Green Berets, father of Timothy Hutton) in Psychic Killer. Coming out in 1975 this movie could have a very strong case in being considered a [supernatural] proto-slasher. It fits in the subgenre with a killer dispensing of amoral jerks one by one...in various and creative acts of vengeance.

    The movie opens on a black screen…

  • Twisted Tales 1994

    Watched 13 Apr, 2014

    In an attempt to watch all of the horror anthologies I can get my hands on, I unfortunately had the displeasure of finding out that the man behind Vampires and Other Stereotypes actually had a part in making an early 90s, micro-budget anthology called Twisted Tales.

    The three tales: Nothing But the Truth, The Shooting and "Hungry Like a...Bat?" are in the film on their own, without any sort of wraparound narrative, essentially just three short films placed together all…

  • My Demon Lover 1987

    ★★ Watched 13 Apr, 2014 2

    I can not even begin to tell you why I thought My Demon Lover would be better than it was, but I had higher expectations. I guess I just wanted some more gore, especially in comparison to the "cutesy" comedy and dopey romance.

    Scott Valentine (Unborn II, Deadtime Stories) stars as a guy named Kaz who turns into a demon whenever he's horny. Meanwhile, a man with a demon-like claw is attacking and terrorizing women in NYC. Could Kaz be…

  • The Heat 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 11 Apr, 2014 14

    A lot of people here on Letterboxd bring up the whole "weight" issue in this movie more than it is even brought up in the movie....they're even referring to Melissa McCarthy as "gross and fat," and they even say that's her whole shtick. I wonder if those same people love Chris Farley? Or John Candy? Were they not typecast their entire careers?? Is it a problem because she's overweight or because she is a woman and overweight? I believe people…

  • Vampires and Other Stereotypes 1994

    ★½ Watched 11 Apr, 2014

    Vampires and Other Stereotypes is a mixed bag of nonsense which could be construed as fun to some. The setting is the equivalent of a bare bones haunted house which is set up and torn down every Halloween in the U.S.. The acting isn't much better, everything is incredibly inconsequential and despite being in hell, having a nail pierce your hand or monsters trying to kill you; there is no reaction, just mild annoyance. So, I guess you could say…

  • Tower of Evil 1972

    ★★★★ Watched 10 Apr, 2014 4

    Tower of Evil (otherwise known as Horror on Snape Island) is a wonderful British proto-slasher with the usual pile of horny and amoral victims, a secluded location and just the right touch of mystery.

    The movie is rather stunning to look at; wonderful colors, decent effects, hideous early 70s clothing, artifacts of an ancient god and a location on a rocky island in the middle of the sea.

    Adapted from from a novel by George Baxt, Tower of Evil is…

  • Slow Burn 2000

    ★★½ Watched 09 Apr, 2014

    From the screenwriter of Kazaam comes Slow Burn, the final movie needed for my James Spader project.

    Minnie Driver stars as a woman consumed with finding diamonds buried by her family in the desert, while on her endless search she stumbles across two escaped convicts heading from northern Mexico back to the U.S. by way of Texas (James Spader and Josh Brolin). Shenanigans, desperation, dehydration and betrayal, all the markings of a movie I would have never watched had it…

  • Mad at the Moon 1992

    ★½ Watched 09 Apr, 2014 3

    Mad at the Moon...pssh..more like mad at this movie!

    From the writer of Death Becomes Her, Martin Donovan, comes this early 1990s horror/drama/western starring Mary Stuart Masterson as Jenny, caught in a love triangle with two half-brothers, one of which happens to be a werewolf.

    The entire movie is just one dull, overly-dramatic drag with two incredibly unsympathetic lead characters (pictured on the cover). Jenny (Masterson) is in love with outlaw Miller Brown but marries his half-brother James Miller at…

  • Kick-Ass 2 2013

    Watched 08 Apr, 2014 21

    First things first, I had to go to IMDb immediately to make sure that Kick-Ass 2 wasn't actually written by a 13 year old. I was very surprised to find out that the screenplay was written by a man in his 30s.

    I rolled my eyes so hard, so many times that I now have a headache. I was squirming in my seat wanting nothing more than to huff and puff and complain about every single little thing but I…