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  • Something Evil

    Something Evil 1972

    ★★½ Watched 22 Jul, 2016

    Minor supernatural TV movie directed by Steven Spielberg; the second of three made before his first feature film. Something Evil is a bit of a letdown following Duel, but the cast is fine, headed by the usual good Sandy Dennis performance. There's a few moments of intensity with Spielberg's flair for interesting camera angles, but, in the end, it's just not very memorable. The threat is as vague as the title, and the conclusion is too slight.

  • De Palma

    De Palma 2015

    ★★★★★ Watched 15 Jul, 2016

    De Palma is exactly what I expected it to be – nearly two hours of director Brian De Palma talking about his movies. If you don't already like De Palma, I don't think this film is going to change your mind. But, because De Palma is my favorite director, this documentary appealed to me in a way that it probably would not appeal to a casual fan or somebody who isn't familiar with De Palma's films. It seems practically tailor-made…

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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…