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  • Dirty Mary Crazy Larry 1974

    ★½ Watched 23 Apr, 2014

    What a disappointment. The story goes nowhere, the characters are obnoxious, and the film doesn't live up to its title at all. I guess that's exploitation for you. Sure, there's a few car stunts to gawk at, but they aren't really all that special. The late, great Vic Morrow and Roddy McDowall are utterly wasted (the latter in an uncredited cameo). Half a star for the abrupt downer of an ending.

  • Under the Skin 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 21 Apr, 2014

    'Under the Skin' was a really interesting film. Not perfect, but I liked it quite a bit. I was mesmerized for a good portion of it. For a while, I was thinking this film could be the future of horror; unfortunately, it doesn't sustain that power and intensity. Still, it's well worth seeing.

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  • The House That Screamed 1969

    ★★★★★ Watched 10 Sep, 2013

    Man, oh, man! Just when I'm beginning to think I've seen every horror movie worth watching, an obscure gem like this one here sneaks up on me and blows me right the fuck away. 'La Residencia' is an unjustly overlooked masterpiece. It's a bit leisurely-paced, but the characters and mood and atmosphere – not to mention the lush, melodic score by Waldo de los Ríos – are all strong enough to hold interest. By the end, I was spellbound. See it!

  • Dreamaniac 1986

    ★★½ Rewatched 28 Jul, 2013 2

    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…