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  • Decadent Evil 2005

    ★★★ Watched 19 Jan, 2015

    Once you get past the unnecessary 10-minute intro of footage from Vampire Journals and the three minutes of opening credits, Decadent Evil is a pretty entertaining B-Movie.

  • Zombie 1979

    ★★★ Watched 08 Jan, 2015

    Pretty dull for the most part, except when the zombies come around with their muddy, worm-ridden faces. The characters do some really dumbass shit, and the "story" is like a vague premise with dialogue attached to it. The last half hour or so is pure zombie entertainment, though, and the gore throughout is awesome. The wood through the eye bit is nuts!

  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 2014

    ★★★ Watched 05 Jan, 2015

    I liked it, but for me it was a big step down from the first one. A lot less emotionally engaging, and all the human characters were cardboard and boring. Whatever... apes with machines guns made me smile.

  • Meet Me in St. Louis 1944

    ★★★½ Watched 27 Dec, 2014

    It's charming and really well-made, but I thought I'd like it better.

  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 20 Dec, 2014

    Fuck the haters. This is one of the most entertaining fantasy films out there. The richness that 3 films brings is exceptional. I can't even imagine a one-film version.

  • The Enchanted Chamber 1968

    ★★★★½ Watched 13 Dec, 2014

    A fantastic supernatural wuxia that is unfortunately nearly impossible to see. Hopefully it'll get a restored release someday.

  • Nightbreed 1990

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 20 Nov, 2014

    The newly released Director's Cut is exquisite. It feels completely different, drawing up all kinds of strong emotions only hinted at and danced around in the butchered theatrical cut. Such a triumph for Clive to have finally been able to create and release the version of Nightbreed that the film was always intended to be.

    If you never liked Nightbreed, I don't think this is going to change that, but for the Barker fan this is a dream come true.

  • The House by the Cemetery 1981

    ★★★½ Watched 04 Nov, 2014

    My favorite and the most easily accessible of the three Fulci movies I watched recently (the others being City of the Living Dead & The Beyond). Like the others, the plot is a definite weak point, but the atmosphere and the gore make up for it immensely. The gore is also a lot less "fun" in this one, instead going for much more realistic brutal violence with gallons of blood flowing. Well, it's not all realistic, there's a bat attack that's…

  • Downhill They Ride 1966

    ★★★ Watched 02 Nov, 2014

    Watched this as part of my Shaw Brothers chronological series, as I take a break from moving forward to mop up a few titles that were unavailable when I first started the review series.

    Anyway, Downhill They Ride is a sort of derivative of the basic and well-used Seven Samurai plot, and it's not all that interesting. There is a distinct western feel to it with all the horses and guns and bandits, but even as a western fan I…

  • Fright Night Part 2 1988

    ★★★½ Watched 01 Nov, 2014

    Surprisingly good and enjoyable sequel, even if it does build itself on a fairly similar plot to the original. Fantastic FX work, too. There's a body melting that's just incredible!

  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers 1978

    ★★★★½ Watched 27 Oct, 2014

    Fantastic remake that's nearly as good as the original. I wish all remakes were like this, in that it felt sincere, artistic & understanding of what made the original film so great. Donald Sutherland is really becoming a favorite, and for whatever reason he reminded me a lot of Clive Owen here.

  • Night of the Creeps 1986

    ★★★★★ Watched 25 Oct, 2014

    I feel deprived to have never seen this as a kid. Supreme horror comedy fun.