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  • Night Tide

    Night Tide 1961

    ★★★½ Watched 04 Aug, 2015

    Atmospheric debut from director Curtis Harrington begins strongly with young and sexy Dennis Hopper striking up a relationship with an alluring woman (Linda Lawson) who performs as a mermaid in a sideshow attraction at the Santa Monica Pier. Oh, yeah, and she may or may not be an actual mermaid who kills her boyfriends. Unfortunately, Night Tide slows to a crawl in the middle, leaving only the gorgeous locations and Dennis Hopper's often shirtless torso to hold your attention. The…

  • Death Wish II

    Death Wish II 1982

    ★★½ Rewatched 03 Aug, 2015

    Death Wish II is a sloppy, poorly-conceived film, which is pretty embarrassing considering the talent involved. I really think the filmmakers thought that as long as they had Charles Bronson shooting criminals, it wouldn't matter what else happened in the film. And, sure, it's fun to watch Bronson as he gets revenge, but there is actually very little about this film that works. It would help if the story were in any way grounded in reality. In the original Death…

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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 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…