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I know this isn't really "good" but I love it anyway. It's a gory riff on Psycho with an unusual number of special effects for 1973. Nobody was really doing that back then except for H.G. Lewis, and I would say that these effects are technically superior. The film does meander a bit after the initial group of girls gets it in the first half hour (which makes me think this film might have been a structural influence on Tarantino's…
This talky Exorcist clone is not one of Paul Naschy's better films. In fact, there isn't much here to recommend it at all. Naschy is fine as the priest, but the film is incredibly tame. It's almost like they forgot they were supposed to outdo Friedkin's film. The girl doesn't even look possessed until the last fifteen minutes. Yeah, the makeup is kinda gross, but there's nothing really shocking or outrageous. Demon Witch Child is a far more entertaining Spanish take on the material.
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…
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…