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  • The Dark

    The Dark 1979

    ★½ Watched 16 Apr, 2015

    A trying movie with some fun special effects and action sequences... but there is little of either. Great poster.

  • Jennifer's Body

    Jennifer's Body 2009

    ★★ Added

    Diablo Cody, the writer, is talented and this movie is well written.
    Megan Fox, the lead, is talented (shocking? yes) and she plays the part well.
    Amanda Seifriend and Johnny Simmons, the co-leads, are both fine.

    Unfortunately, the movie is not great. It is, however, a perfect example of an attempt to make a horror movie for a non horror audience. Tonally, and visually, it doesn't feel like a horror movie and when it does approximate it... it's essentially channeling an episode of Buffy or Supernatural... not that that's necessarily a bad thing... its just not really that fun.

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  • Friday the 13th

    Friday the 13th 1980

    ★★★★ Rewatched 13 Feb, 2015

    I'm a fan. I love the minimalism, the languid pace, the long takes, the pop psychology and 70's sex comedy holdover characters, the doomsayer, the iconic sound track etc, etc, etc...

    I'd love have seen this at a time when the gore was actually shocking... as now it only plays as brief segues.

    Comparing this to Halloween is completely unfair. John Carpenter was attempting to make a film, Sean Cunningham is attempting to make money.

    From here:
    -Part 2 is…

  • Don't Answer the Phone!

    Don't Answer the Phone! 1980

    ★★½ Added

    It has the near porno-set-dressing visual esthetics, slow zooms and one liners of its fellow crown international pictures... and I won't deny to be fond of those things... but... It's also incredibly misogynistic (even by 80's slasher standards) and has ZERO sympathetic characters.

    On a positive note, it does have a radio DJ who seems to be the perfect amalgamation of rick moranis and art bell.