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  • Un San Valentín sangriento 1981

    Watched 17 Oct, 2014 2

    Film #9 of my Horror Marathon

    I've been waylaid a little in my quest to watch all these horror movies due to real-life, but I will still attempt to finish off the list in a timely manner. I unfortunately chose a huge dud to resume my marathon with, however, as My Bloody Valentine is a boring, tedious affair that hits all the standard slasher beats without ever doing anything to differentiate itself from the pack. The basic plot involves a…

  • City of the Living Dead 1980

    ★★ Watched 07 Oct, 2014

    Film #8 of my Horror Marathon

    I had never seen a Lucio Fulci film before this one, but his is a name that I have seen on countless lists, alongside names I highly respect such as Dario Argento and Mario Bava. This raised my expectations towards City of the Living Dead quite a ways. Fulci delivers a unique take on the Zombie genre by giving the walking dead unique powers, presentation and a more direct relationship with Hell. The atmosphere…

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  • Scanners 1981

    ★★½ Watched 13 Sep, 2014 3

    Film #2 of my Horror Marathon

    Brilliant premise and wonderful cinematography are ultimately wasted on Scanners. The "lead" (if you can even call him that) puts in one of the worst performances I've seen, reciting every line as if it is the first time he's ever said those words in that order. Which may actually be true, given how Cronenberg was forced to put the movie into production before the script had been finalized. He would spend the first 2…

  • Inferno 1980

    ★★★½ Watched 16 Sep, 2014 2

    Film #3 of my Horror Marathon

    I'm on a huge roll watching movies that are visually competent and rewarding, but are lacking in other basic film criterion such as plot and characterization. Inferno fits that bill pretty nicely, featuring great cinematography on the streets of Rome and New York, as well as some amazing color work, but ultimately lacks the necessary plot cohesion to be a great piece of film-making. There is, however, also the added bonus here of an…