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  • Inner Demons 2014

    ★★★ Watched 22 Aug, 2014

    First film of Day 2 at Bruce Campbell's Horror Film Festival. The premise of an addict using drugs to suppress a demon using the found footage format did not excite me. For the first half the movie plays out as expected but then things take an interesting turn as the demonic possession gets darker delivering a few surprises. Not a great film but I am satisfied with the choices towards the end that really up the stakes. Worth a look.

  • Suburban Gothic 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 21 Aug, 2014

    First film slotted for Bruce Campbell's Horror Film Festival and a sweet opener to a terrific fest. Richard Bates Jr. blends humor and supernatural horror rather well aided by a stellar cast including Ray Wise, Jeffrey Combs, John Waters, and Sally Kirkland. Matthew Gray Gubler carries the film with his sidekick Kat Dennings but it's Ray Wise that steals the show. The man is a treasure. Definitely worth a look. Curious if the comedy beats will hold up on repeat viewings.

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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.