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  • Suspicion

    Suspicion 1941

    ★★★★ Rewatched 22 Aug, 2016

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Suspicion is a marvelous film, possibly one of Hitchcock's most suspenseful, and features an affecting, Oscar-winning performance by Joan Fontaine as a woman who suspects her low-life husband (Cary Grant) of planning to kill her for her money. My only complaint about this film is the ending, and this weakness is one that Hitchcock himself later admitted. Suspicion would have been even better if the studio had allowed Hitchcock to film his original ending, in which Grant DOES poison Fontaine…

  • Flowers in the Attic

    Flowers in the Attic 1987

    ★★½ Watched 21 Aug, 2016

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I haven't read the book, but this 1987 adaptation, like Kristy Swanson's short-haired wig, was not as good as it could have been. The story itself is fine, but it's unsatisfying. The evil grandmother never gets her well-deserved comeuppance (in fact, it seems that, at the end, she isn't even arrested for her part in torturing and attempting to murder these children). The mother's hanging is okay, I guess, but that greedy bitch deserved far worse than what she got, frankly.

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  • Sleepaway Camp

    Sleepaway Camp 1983

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 25 May, 2014 4

    Sleepaway Camp will always hold a special place in my heart, because of my memory of renting the VHS from the video store years ago. I was young and didn't have access to the Net back then, so I knew absolutely nothing about this movie when I picked the box up off the shelf. The lack of photos from the movie on the back cover didn't help either, but the phony letter from a frightened camper printed on the back…

  • Dreamaniac

    Dreamaniac 1986

    ★★½ Rewatched 28 Jul, 2013 17

    I don't know why this movie gets as much hate as it does. Sure, it's bad, but it's also fairly amusing, which I think was intentional. Often it seemed like 'Dreamaniac' was supposed to be a horror-comedy, and not many people seem to pick up on that. I'm going to guess that a big reason this movie doesn't have a cult following like 'The Last Slumber Party' is because horror fans are generally comprised of straight men. 'Dreamaniac' was directed…