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  • Carrie

    Carrie 2013

    ★★ Rewatched 20 Sep, 2016

    I didn't write about this film when it first came out, but now enough time has passed that I think I can form some coherent thoughts about it. I actually think it's even worse the second time around, so I lowered my initial rating by half a star. I hate to compare it so much to the original (which is my all-time favorite film), but since this remake is so slavish to the original film's structure, even going so far…

  • Mortuary

    Mortuary 1983

    ★★½ Rewatched 20 Sep, 2016

    Mortuary was the last film Christopher George made before his death in 1983, and it's not such a great note for him to go out on. But it's kind of fun, mainly because of the cast (Lynda Day George appearing with her husband for the final time, goofy and cute Bill Paxton before he was famous, goofy and cute David Wallace from Humongous, Mary Beth McDonough from The Waltons) and no thanks to the terrible script and bland direction by…

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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 of my memory of 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…

  • 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…