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  • Suffocation 2005

    ★★½ Watched 06 Oct, 2014

    The 11th movie for my 31 in 31 horror challenge. A lot of style in this psychological thriller but not very satisfying. The quality sound design and dank, dreadful atmosphere doesn’t make up for the tedium in the storytelling. It’s as though more time was spent on the production than developing a solid through line. Seems intentionally obtuse which doesn’t help no matter how well the film looks.

  • Time 2006

    ★★★½ Watched 05 Oct, 2014

    Falls perfectly into my unseen and unconventional horror films for the 31 in 31 October Challenge. Most viewers probably wouldn't consider this horror yet few would disagree that this physical, psychological and emotional vacillation between characters is horrifying. Set in a country obsessed with plastic surgery, it works significantly well. But this tale could be told anywhere. The added imagery is another layer that left me quite unsettled. Haunting and disturbing.

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  • Jodorowsky's Dune 2013

    ★★★★★ Watched 21 Sep, 2013

    My new favorite film of Fantastic Fest. Essential viewing not just for Jodo fans but anyone who loves art, music and/or film. If you create, you must see this this.

  • The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires 1974

    ★★★ Watched 03 Jun, 2013 2

    I get the charm and novelty of this Hammer/Shaw mash-up but I wouldn’t classify this as a better representation from either studio. However, together they’ve found a unique balance. In essence 1+1=3 in this case. The fighting scenes aren’t great and the Hammer elements only serve to drive the plot. Neither executed very well but combined it becomes an entertaining watch. Fun to see Peter Cushing so active in fighting the vampires. Plenty of replay value.