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  • Dracula A.D. 1972 1972

    ★★★ Watched 17 Oct, 2014

    Dig the music, kids!
    -Johnny Alucard

    Hammer Films did something kind of cool that I don't think any other studio had done before or since. They took their already well established version of the immortal Dracula, played by Christopher Lee, and brought him to the present in the 7th film of the series.

    The only problem here is that the present is 1972 and the only thing they seem to use that for in the plot is an excuse to…

  • Firestarter 1984

    ★★★ Watched 17 Oct, 2014

    If I do something bad, will you still love me?
    -Charlie McGee

    It's hard not to enjoy a film that features an 8 year old Drew Barrymore in pink bunny slippers looking up at Martin Sheen and telling him to go to hell. Sure she can start fires with her mind, but that is almost just as entertaining.

    If that's not enough to peek your curiosity, you also have George C. Scott playing an Indian C.I.A. assassin. You know he's…

  • Carnival of Souls 1962

    ★★★★ Watched 17 Oct, 2014

    I feel sorry for you and your lack of soul.

    An incredibly effective atmospheric horror film made on a shoestring that would go on to influence the directors that would go on to influence horror as a whole. Who would inspire someone like George A. Romero? A man by the name of Herk Harvey with the only feature film he ever directed.

    What is so impressive about Carnival of Souls is that it's greatness comes from it's atmosphere that…

  • Life after Beth 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 16 Oct, 2014

    What do you want from me, Zach, I'm a zombie! Zombies eat guys!
    -Beth Slocum

    My weird taste in comedies rears it's ugly head once again. After seeing so many average to bad reviews for the film it dropped below my radar. We basically ended up watching it because my better half wanted to watch a movie and I demanded it be horror. This fit the bill... and I ended up loving every minute of it.

    Jeff Baena makes his…

  • Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers 1989

    ★½ Rewatched 16 Oct, 2014 2

    -Jamie Lloyd

    Oh just shut up Jamie. The film attempts to return everything back to status quo while attempting to make changes at the same time. Already reviewed it here.

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  • Prom Night 1980

    ★★★ Watched 15 Oct, 2014 4

    Killer's coming! Killer's gonna get you!

    I think the only thing that could have made this film better is a longer disco dance sequence between Jamie Lee Curtis and Casey Stevens. There was a limited window for disco to interact with the slasher genre and this is one of the results of that... and it's a bit spectacular.

    Yet another cult slasher film that I had no idea was a Canadian production. While it comes close to not being…

  • Psycho III 1986

    ★★★ Rewatched 15 Oct, 2014 2

    Stupid bitch! You could have been comin' instead of goin'!
    -Duane Duke

    The late Anthony Perkins starred and made his directorial debut here with the character he was most associated with. The biggest hurdle the film had was being compared to the Alfred Hitchcock original, but Perkins shows he had no intentions of trying to recreate a masterpiece.

    Realizing that the potential for mystery was pretty much tapped out with Psycho II, Perkins and screenwriter Charles Edward Pogue go for…

  • Pet Sematary 1989

    ★★★★ Rewatched 15 Oct, 2014

    Now, I want to play with you...

    I'm sorry, I'm a grown man and that little kid still freaks me the fuck out. Yes, the scenes where little Cage is clearly a stiff mannequin fighting with his father Louis are evident more today then ever before because of glorious high definition... but god damn look at what he did to Fred Gwynne! He was beloved Herman Munster for God's sake!

    The bad parts of the film for me have…

  • The Anniversary 2012

    ½ Watched 15 Oct, 2014

    No. Can't finish. Writing sucks.
    -Indy Knox

    Funded through a Kickstarter campaign by it's writer/producer/star Alison Monda. After watching the film it's easy to see why she had to go to crowd sourcing for her script to be made into a film.

    Five women go to a cabin for a weekend getaway and well... you know. It's one of those films that tries to convince you it's good because it spends so much time with the main characters for us…

  • See No Evil 2 2014

    Watched 14 Oct, 2014 3

    Why'd you do it big boy? Huh? Did mommy make you do it?

    After waiting eight long years we finally get the sequel no one wanted to the film no one liked. I had watched See No Evil back then because films from WWE Studios were a curiosity, albeit one that soon went away. I remember Glenn "Kane" Jacobs and it taking place in an abandoned hotel. That's it.

    The fact they were making See No Evil 2 seemed…

  • The Pact II 2014

    ★½ Watched 14 Oct, 2014's starting again.

    I really liked writer/director Nicholas McCarthy's feature film debut The Pact, but didn't see how it lent itself to a logical sequel. Now that I've seen the film I realize that it just doesn't.

    The first red flag came when I realized that McCarthy's name doesn't show up anywhere in the credits, although you'd be able to deduce that he wasn't involved in it's production with a simple viewing.

    The sense of mystery and more importantly,…

  • The Corpse Vanishes 1942

    ★★ Watched 14 Oct, 2014

    Aww, now wait a minute. Are you trying to tell me that this Professor Lorenz is a hypnotist as well as a horticulturist?

    As per the norm, the plot is completely ridiculous but doesn't contain enough camp to make it really entertaining. For the most part the entire cast plays it completely straight with stilted dialogue and an unmemorable heroine played by Luana Walters.

    You still get Bela Lugosi playing a mad scientist though and that's enough for me to not to regret checking out this film. Not really a hell of a lot more worth watching it for though.

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