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  • Kill Baby, Kill 1966

    ★★½ Rewatched 28 Jun, 2014

    My opinion of Kill, Baby... Kill! hasn't changed: it's overrated. The money ran out during the shoot, and you can tell. There are some great moments, but it's pretty sloppy compared to Bava's masterpieces like Black Sabbath and The Whip and the Body. Even though the run time is short, I find myself nodding off because the characters and story fail to sustain interest.

  • Whip and the Body 1963

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 28 Jun, 2014

    I must have been temporarily insane when I watched this the first time and decided I didn't like it, because The Whip and the Body is quintessential Bava and one of his very best. Haunting, gorgeous, stunning filmmaking! It's a beautiful S&M ghost love story and way ahead of its time. I actually found it rather moving, and Daliah Lavi is superb in the lead role of the woman haunted by the specter of her murdered lover, the delightfully sadistic…

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  • 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 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…