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  • Eel Girl 2008

    ★★★½ Watched 20 Oct, 2014 2

    The Road To Halloween - Short And Scary

    Eels have always freaked me out. Even more so now.

    This four minute long short is set at some kind of holding facility where a scientist takes the opportunity to.... get to know the creature of the title a bit better. It's more like an exploration of extreme or leftfield sexual fetish than a horror film, and it reminded me a bit of a Chris Cunningham music video. Which is certainly no…

  • The Horribly Slow Murderer with the Extremely Inefficient Weapon 2008

    ★★★½ Watched 20 Oct, 2014 2

    The Road To Halloween - Short And Scary

    You don't see anyone else on Letterboxd brave enough to take on two separate horror projects for Halloween, do you? *flexes muscles*

    The Horribly Slow Murderer With The Extremely Inefficient Weapon is presented like a trailer for a feature length film ("Over nine hours!") and is about a relentless and indestructible ghoul slowly murdering some poor innocent sod.

    For the most part it's pretty funny but then it just starts to grate…

  • The Devil Rides Out 1968

    ★★★½ Watched 19 Oct, 2014 2

    The Road To Halloween - Eliminating The Horror 'Classics'

    One of those film titles that represents nothing that happens in the film. More importantly? Cool as fuck.

    Like with the old 1930s horror films I was droning on about in my The Bride Of Frankenstein review, I saw a lot of Hammer films when I was a kid but don't remember half of what I watched. I'm fairly sure I never saw this one though as it didn't have Dracula…

  • Deep Red 1975

    ★★★★½ Watched 19 Oct, 2014 13

    SOME SPOILERS - INCLUDING FOR DEMONS AND CEMETERY MAN.

    The Road To Halloween - Eliminating The Horror 'Classics'

    OK, I think I get it now.

    I was only commenting to Michael Audet on his splendid review of The House By The Cemetery how odd it was that we both finally 'got' Italian horror films on the same night.

    But I do finally get it. It's style first, substance optional. That's it! If it looks good, throw it in! The helicopter…

  • Poltergeist 1982

    ★★★★½ Watched 18 Oct, 2014 8

    The Road To Halloween - Eliminating The Horror 'Classics'

    Why are there no inverted commas around Tobe Hooper's name in the credits here?

    Oh come on. If Tobe Hooper directed this then I'm Batman. I'm not saying that it's completely lacking in Hooper touches. The bit with the meat especially stands out in that regard, but this could not have been more obviously a Steven Spielberg film if it tried.

    And I'm absolutely fine with that because I love many…

  • The Bride of Frankenstein 1935

    ★★★★ Watched 18 Oct, 2014 2

    The Road To Halloween - Eliminating The Horror 'Classics'

    The Bride Of Frankenstein really does have hair like Kramer!

    I've seen the original Frankenstein a couple of times, and there's a good chance I've seen the sequel before as well. If I did it would have been when I was a kid and just don't remember it. I used to watch loads of the vintage 1930s horror films when I was a kid, my uncle used to tape them off…

  • Tuck Me In 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 18 Oct, 2014 2

    The best film version of this 'story' that I've seen. Gets all the shots just right and the performances are spot on. Nice little 1 minute effort.

  • Monsters 2014

    ★★ Watched 18 Oct, 2014

    This story has been recycled more than a Londoner's tap water.

    Plus there's this:-

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNQIdEv-Emo

    And this:-

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1481zWclho

    It's alright for what it is, I suppose. Healey should do the 'My sister said that mummy killed her, mummy says I don't have a sister' one next.

  • Kuroneko 1968

    ★★★★ Watched 17 Oct, 2014

    The Road To Halloween - Eliminating The Horror 'Classics'

    OK, so let's clear something up right away.

    That guy was meant to be 22?! I bet he didn't need a fake ID to buy cider when he went in the Co-Op when he was 13! Fucking hell, terrible job with ageing there, fella! It reminds me of this clip from an episode of Russell Brand's Ponderland:-

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FDJ8ZTUQHs

    Mind you, I guess I'm only making this point because I have maintained…

  • The Beyond 1981

    ★★½ Watched 16 Oct, 2014 17

    The Road To Halloween - Eliminating The Horror 'Classics'

    Just as I thought I was starting to make real progress with regard to understanding Italian horror, along comes The Beyond and suddenly I don't think anything will ever make sense again.

    It's not because I didn't understand the plot of The Beyond. I got that part. I just don't think I get Lucio Fulci's style and I don't get why both films I've seen from him so far have such…

  • I Am Sam 2014

    Watched 17 Oct, 2014 1

    A short documentary of simple but good quality created by several students from the Northern Stars Documentary Academy here in England.

    I'm not going to reveal what happens as it's only 5 minutes long and you should just give it a watch yourself, really. Well shot and featuring an affecting spoken word performance from the Sam in question, everyone involved should be rightly proud of what they've achieved.

    You can watch it on Vimeo here.

  • Inside Lara Roxx 2012

    ★★★★ Watched 15 Oct, 2014 1

    There is some sexually explicit language in here. I know there are some minors on Letterboxd and some people who are sensitive to that kind of thing, so I just thought I'd alert you in advance!

    I thought I'd take a short break from looking at horror films this month to watch this documentary about former porn star Lara Roxx. She was one of several porn stars to be diagnosed with HIV back in 2004, causing a shutdown of the…