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Mostly horrorstuff, but otherstuff, too.

Favorite films

  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
  • Candyman
  • The Shining
  • Freaked

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  • Resurrection

    ★★★

  • Detour

    ★★★★

  • A Fine Mess

    ★★★

  • Rolling Thunder

    ★★★★

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  • Resurrection

    Resurrection

    ★★★

    This doesn’t know what it wants to be, and suffers for it.

    Would be much stronger if it picked one of the three styles it keeps pulling from—is she crazy or isn’t she?; stalker thriller; straight-forward intense drama—and stuck with it.

    That being said, Rebecca Hall is scary good here for the first two-thirds of the film. She does hidden past trauma so believably well. Unfortunately, it’s rendered moot by the third act/conclusion.

    Reminded me of MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE…

  • Detour

    Detour

    ★★★★

    Twilight Zone noir—what’s not to like?

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  • Woodstock 99: Peace, Love, and Rage

    Woodstock 99: Peace, Love, and Rage

    The promoters got mad when Limp Bizkit played “Break Stuff” and the crowd starting breaking stuff? Get the fuck out of here with that shit. (I’m no Limp Bizkit fan, but what did you expect the audience to do?)

    At best, it’s a bunch of wet blanket millennial narcs complaining about jock rock; at worst, it feels like revisionist history. (And I say this as an avid detractor of rap rock/jock rock.)

    (One talking head is an emergency first responder…

  • Heaven's Gate: The Cult of Cults

    Heaven's Gate: The Cult of Cults

    ★★★★★

    Manages to be fascinating, terrifying, and heartbreaking all at once.

    Besides the Nikes and that recognizable footage of Marshall Applewhite—shorn head and wide-eyed stare, against a purple backdrop—my knowledge of Heaven's Gate, especially who they were as people, was incredibly limited. Thankfully, this doc is very thorough and uses plenty of old footage to tell their story.

    Plus, it uses some modern songs to unexpectedly great effect.

    Cults are fucking scary, man.