RSS feed for Ryan

Favorite films

Recent activity

All films

Recent reviews

More
  • It Follows

    It Follows 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 27 Mar, 2015

    Far be it from me to perpetuate hype, but... I just came back from seeing It Follows and it was fucking BRILLIANT. An instant horror classic. Anyone who knows me knows that I don't often say that about new horror films, because most of the time they're shit and I can smell 'em from a mile away. But It Follows was even better than The Babadook, in my opinion. I loved its simplicity and deliberate pacing and the fact that…

  • The Naked Face

    The Naked Face 1984

    ★★★ Watched 26 Mar, 2015

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Enjoyable mostly for the cast – Rod Steiger is deliciously over-the-top as a cop who has a grudge against Roger Moore's psychiatrist character, and Art Carney is delightful as the boozy private detective that Moore hires. This could have been an excellent thriller, but it is greatly let down by a disappointing conclusion. I was enthralled for much of the running time, until it is revealed that it's the mob who are after Roger Moore. YAWN! And you know the…

Popular reviews

More
  • Sleepaway Camp

    Sleepaway Camp 1983

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 25 May, 2014 4

    Sleepaway Camp will always hold a special place in my heart, because I'll never forget 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 in…

  • 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…