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  • Jessabelle 2014

    ★★½ Watched 08 Nov, 2014

    When one of the characters utters, “Goddamn voodoo shit” I was thinking the same thing. Both bad and good. A compact horror flick that plays with its mystery just enough to keep things interesting. Sadly doesn't push them far enough to stretch the "bad juju in a bayou" subgenre but at least makes use of the Louisiana surrounds. Using VHS tapes recorded in the past for the viewing in the future is neat if not a little hokey. Will be a decent viewing on Netflix Watch Instantly someday.

  • Spookies 1986

    ★★★ Watched 26 Oct, 2014

    Such an odd little flick that I’m surprised hasn’t been re-released on home video. While it’s not a great movie (there’s just too much going on to keep it contained) it does have a lot of interesting touches and me invested. The practical FX are pretty solid too. Perfect title for a Scream Factory treatment with both cuts of the movie + commentary & extras. I'm sure there are some sweet stories to tell.

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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.