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  • Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III

    Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III 1990

    ★★½ Watched 29 Sep, 2016 1

    I saw this on more than one of the Shock Waves 31 Horror Movies for Halloween lists and figured it's about time I actually give this one a shot.

    For a while, it admirably attempts a back-to-basics approach to the series, with some bonus points for making the trek off-the-beaten-path feel urgent and necessary. Unfortunately, before we get to the family's house, there's a number of scenes that ultimately amount to the characters stumbling around in the dark woods; had…

  • The Boogens

    The Boogens 1981

    ★★½ Watched 28 Sep, 2016

    The Boogens is a fairly charming little movie from Paramount that fuses the early 80s slasher-boom boilerplate onto a 50s sci-fi monster-flick. For a while, its quaintness really works in favor of the film; the characters are a small cut-above your average cardboard teens, the mines in winter make for a great location, and there's one of the cutest movie-dogs I've seen in a while running around.

    Unfortunately, it eventually grinds down on you when you realize they really aren't…

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  • Trick or Treat

    Trick or Treat 1986

    ★★★★ Watched 24 Sep, 2016 2

    An instant Halloween classic, if I do say so myself! I feel like I've skipped over this one in the past, having mostly heard about its lack of violence / kills and cheesy tone; but popping this one in at the end of our Triple Feature was just what the doctor ordered!

    This over-the-top cheese-metal teen-horror flick has it all; a suitably realistic eighties horror-nerd outcast, bullied by his peers and only understood by his radio DJ friend (noted Asshole,…

  • Fletch

    Fletch 1985

    ★★★★★ Added

    Michael Ritchie's Fletch is an endlessly re-watchable -- and quotable -- comedy/action flick with a solid plot adapted from the book of the same name. The kind of movie that I can watch any day of the year (and in any mood) and I'll love it no matter what.