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  • We Are Still Here

    We Are Still Here 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 23 May, 2016

    Indie horror is still pretty wrapped up in the "so retro it could have actually been made in the 70s/80s" thing. (Thanks, House of the Devil.) I'm getting a little tired of it, but then We Are Still Here comes along to make me eat my words. It's just my kind of retro: adults, turtlenecks, and suspense, with a big bloody payoff.

    Long story short, We Are Still Here is the best horror movie you should see at the drive-in in 1979.

  • Isolation

    Isolation 2005

    ★★½ Watched 22 May, 2016 1

    About halfway through this my husband turned to me and said, "Y'know, you don't see a lot of cow horror in movies." And he's right -- a remote farm is a pretty good setting for some body horror, but Isolation is too by-the-numbers to be a lot of fun. Good special effects, but utterly predictable.

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  • Split Second

    Split Second 1992

    ★★★ Watched 10 Apr, 2012

    Look, pretty much everything you need to know about this movie you can see in the poster. It's Rutger Hauer and the slogan is: "He's seen the future.. now he has to kill it. He'll need bigger guns." The rest of the movie is written as delightfully terribly as the slogan.

    Hauer plays a cop in an alternate future London who must stop an Alien rip-off from tearing out people's hearts. He also calls a dog a "dickhead". Twice.

  • Shaun of the Dead

    Shaun of the Dead 2004

    ★★★★★ Added

    This is my favorite movie. Yes, Shaun of the Dead. There are some scary bits, some gory bits, some funny bits, and some touching bits, wrapped up in a big message about how behaving like a grown-up is unpleasant but necessary sometimes. The creators of this movie clearly love the genre, and it's full of really delightful in-jokes for the zombie fan.