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  • Attack of the Monsters 1969

    ★★½ Watched 22 Jul, 2014

    Man, none of the rocks I collected ever turned into monsters. What a rip!

  • The Frozen Dead 1966

    ★★★ Watched 22 Jul, 2014

    A scheme to revive frozen Nazis gets tabled by the scientist's need to study a living brain... without all that body nonsense getting in the way! A bizarre and (by 1960s standards) gruesome film, this pits family loyalties, political loyalties, and professional curiosity at each other's throats. Even the Nazis need to watch out for the Nazis!

    Don't expect madcap mayhem a la Dead Snow. This is a somber and stodgy mid-60s horror film. But for its time and genre, it's pretty nuts.

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  • Rabid Dogs 1974

    ★★★½ Watched 06 May, 2012 2

    Not a great Bava film, but a good one. While sometimes crossing from dangerous into ludicrous, the film maintains tension and a sense of peril throughout. A few scenes create the cringing sympathy of later films like "Last House on the Left". I haven't seen the English language cut, but the Italian is impressive for its ability to make you believe that you've witnessed offscreen horrors.

    Not a perfect movie, but one that feels important in founding the survival genre of horror.

  • Halloween 1978

    ★★★½ Rewatched 26 Apr, 2014

    Thank you, John Carpenter.