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  • Special Effects

    Special Effects 1984

    ★★ Watched 24 May, 2015

    It is telling that the most outlandish and unrealistic concept of Larry Cohen's career is NOT one of his outrageous horror films, but rather a simple, Hitchcockian thriller. I'll buy the killer baby of It's Alive, I'll even buy the winged serpent of Q, but I could not suspend my disbelief enough to buy that the New York Police would allow murder suspects to make a movie about the murder in question immediately after it happens.

    Special Effects also feels…

  • The Legacy

    The Legacy 1978

    ★★ Watched 23 May, 2015

    Despite the presence of the ever-likable Katharine Ross, the only thing The Legacy really has going for it is Sam Elliott's shower scene. (Man, that guy had nice arms.) Otherwise, it's a muddled affair – confusing and not particularly exciting. It DID manage to hold my attention, because I was wondering where the story was going; it just wasn't satisfying at all and ended up being more predictable than I was expecting. It's the type of film you watch once and then immediately forget as soon as it's over.

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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…