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  • The Cry 2007

    ★½ Watched 25 Oct, 2014

    Have you heard of La Llorona (The Crying Woman)? So have the makers of this film!

    Unfortunately, there's barely a story here and little in the way of competent filmmaking.

  • The Cellar Door 2007

    ★½ Watched 25 Oct, 2014

    How would you like a taut thriller about a woman trying to outmaneuver her captor, with spectral intrusions from a previous victim? Yeah, this only thinks that's what it is.

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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.