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  • The Mad Room

    The Mad Room 1969

    ★★ Watched 10 Feb, 2016

    This remake of Ladies in Retirement starts off as a nice slow burn, then gets really interesting about midway through –– that is, until a clumsy twist derails the entire film. Poor editing and direction make this part of the film difficult to understand, despite the predictable conclusion. That's a shame, because I really wanted to love this. Now I am curious about the original. It's gotta be better than this!

  • Slaughter Hotel

    Slaughter Hotel 1971

    ★★★ Rewatched 07 Feb, 2016

    This is one stupid, trashy giallo, but it's a lot of fun if you're in the right mindset. It's hard to believe that an accomplished director like Fernando di Leo followed up his classic giallo/crime film Naked Violence with THIS film. But I'm kind of glad he did, because sometimes you just want a giallo with lots of sex and gore and little sense. Slaughter Hotel certainly fits that bill.

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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…