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  • JeruZalem

    JeruZalem 2015

    ★★½ Watched 23 Aug, 2015

    BCHFF Day 4 - Movie 5, the 17th and last film of the festival. Didn’t realize this was found footage. Was really hoping it would be a blend between ff and standard but nope. The Google Glass quickly wears out its welcome turning a cool premise into a slog. Doesn’t help that it takes an hour to get to the real meat of the story. Using the demons unleashed in Jerusalem is a neat approach but viewing it all as…

  • June

    June 2015

    ★★½ Watched 21 Aug, 2015

    Total Netflix movie i.e. movie you've never heard of that you find while surfing Netflix that features b-actors and looks low budget. Basically a Carrie: The Early Years (had Carrie's powers come from some rural demonic ritual when she was a baby). Yes, this is mostly a mash-up of semi-exciting moments you've seen in other supernatural possession flicks yet not the worst entry into that sub-genre. Victoria Pratt and Casper Van Dien are likable parents dealing with a problem child as the story unwinds. All familiar stuff but you'll watch it on Netflix when you can't decide on something else.

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  • Jodorowsky's Dune

    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

    The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires 1974

    ★★★ Watched 03 Jun, 2013 3

    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.