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  • Frankenstein's Bloody Terror 1968

    ★★½ Watched 13 Sep, 2014

    First in Paul Naschy's werewolf series, and you can tell. Of course, he immediately impresses as the wolf man – yes, this is just a man with yak-hair on his face and dime-store fangs in his mouth, but damn if he isn't scary. The scene where he bursts into the home of a married couple and slaughters them in a frenzy is actually pretty terrifying in its intensity. That's the best scene in the movie, for my money. The rest…

  • Rear Window 1954

    ★★★½ Rewatched 07 Sep, 2014

    Yes, I'll say it: I've always thought Rear Window was a tad overrated. Of course, it's a good film, especially when Grace Kelly (an actress who leaves me a bit cold) and the great Thelma Ritter start to believe Stewart and help him to prove that the sinister Raymond Burr murdered his wife. That's when the suspense truly kicks in, and the climax is nail-biting. Up to that point, though, Rear Window is slow, talky, and repetitive, but not entirely…

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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…