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  • The Fair Haired Child

    The Fair Haired Child 2006

    ★★½ Watched 25 Jun, 2016

    Better than some of the other Masters of Horror entries I've seen, but it still has the same cheesy acting and ridiculous tone that keep them from progressing past the realm of mediocre horror.

    This features some great makeup and special effects work. The fair-haired child creature looks cool, as does the dirt effigy.

    Still, there's something about the way Masters of Horror entries are done that keeps me at arm's length. I think it's the cheesy tone they share with Tales from the Crypt episodes.

  • Cape Fear

    Cape Fear 1991

    ★★½ Watched 24 Jun, 2016

    How dare you accuse me of things I clearly did!: The Movie

    Seriously, that's how much of Cape Fear can be summed up. I was surprised to find this quite tedious. There's no mystery. The villain is overt. I didn't like how the teenage daughter's thoughts are used as a framing device (I rarely like narration). I don't think Scorsese's experimentation here worked in the movie's favor.

    This should be used as a PSA about the dangers of being a lawyer with a conscience.

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  • The Thing

    The Thing 1982

    ★★★★★ Added

    This is one of my favorite films ever. It is the perfect blend of sci-fi and horror. The special effects are so well done that even decades later they remain a disturbing sight; modern movies should watch The Thing and weep in shame.

    The characters, the paranoia, the sense of claustrophobic doom, it's all brilliantly done.

    I watched this movie when I was decently young, so it holds a special place in my heart as being one of the few films that ever managed to scare me.

  • Army of Darkness

    Army of Darkness 1992

    ★★★★ Rewatched 20 Aug, 2013 4

    Just found my MGM Region 3 Director's Cut buried in a pile of DVDs. Groovy.

    The movie is 93 minutes long with some alternate takes and the original ending. It's awesome, though I do miss "Good. Bad. I'm the guy with the gun."

    Army of Darkness is a ridiculous, campy, over-the-top slapstick comedy in which the goofy Ash manages to make life a lot more difficult for everyone he meets. There really is nothing like a Bruce Campbell one-liner.