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  • Maps to the Stars 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 28 Sep, 2014

    Cronenberg's best since A History of Violence. It's one big, dark, satirical jab at Hollywood that reminded me of writer Bruce Wagner's Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills, though not quite as outright comedic. Julianne Moore is wonderful here and should be up for an Oscar. John Cusack is also good as a celebrity doctor whose therapy is somewhat reminiscent of Oliver Reed's "Psychoplasmics" in The Brood. If there's a flaw it's that the film feels a little long, but it's certainly never boring.

  • Lady Stay Dead 1981

    ★★★ Watched 21 Sep, 2014

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

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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…