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  • Fright Night 1985

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 01 Apr, 2014

    I hadn't seen Fright Night in about thirteen or fourteen years – back then, I enjoyed it so much that I watched it again the next day before returning the tape to the video store – and it was every bit as thrilling and fun seeing it again today. Tom Holland is an incredibly underrated writer and director. This is a perfect blend of horror and comedy that is both genuinely funny and genuinely scary, and the characters are great.…

  • The Man Who Saw Frankenstein Cry 2010

    ★★★★★ Watched 30 Mar, 2014

    A very moving, beautiful, and well-deserved tribute to horror icon Paul Naschy that made me an even bigger fan of the man and his work. It was great to hear all of the comments from his family, fellow filmmakers, and fans. This is an exceptionally well-made documentary that forms a vivid picture of the man behind the mask.

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  • Waxwork 1988

    ★★★½ Watched 20 Mar, 2014

    I found Waxwork surprisingly fun and I regret not having rented it on VHS back in the day when I used to see the box all the time in the video store. Sure, it's not a great movie – it gets kinda repetitive and it falls apart at the end – but you can really tell the writer/director loves horror movies (especially because the movie is dedicated to Hammer, Argento, Romero, Carpenter, Dante etc. in the end credits) and the atmosphere is infectious. I'm sure if I had seen this movie as a kid, I would have loved it.

  • The House That Screamed 1969

    ★★★★★ Watched 10 Sep, 2013

    Man, oh, man! Just when I'm beginning to think I've seen every horror movie worth watching, an obscure gem like this one here sneaks up on me and blows me right the fuck away. 'La Residencia' is an unjustly overlooked masterpiece. It's a bit leisurely-paced, but the characters and mood and atmosphere – not to mention the lush, melodic score by Waldo de los Ríos – are all strong enough to hold interest. By the end, I was spellbound. See it!