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  • Krampus

    Krampus

    ★★

    Digging into German folklore, Michael Dougherty has proven himself to be a director of great ideas and a rather untamed talent for making horror movies. Krampus is filled with great set pieces and a visual aesthetic that rivals any of your favorites. This being said it has been weighed down by genre tropes and uninspired "holiday" cliches, such as the overbearing opposite side of the family. I'm sure it is used as setup for the rest of the film where…

  • There's Something Wrong with Aunt Diane

    There's Something Wrong with Aunt Diane

    What could have been a 20 minute special turned into nearly a 2 hour shit fest due to a family so deep in denial they'll accept anything but the truth. Diane was drunk and high end of story. Killing 8 people including children as young as 2.

    This should have been good, it really needed to be to gain any sympathy from most watchers. Saying she couldn't have been drunk or she isn't an alcoholic because "I've have known Diane…

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    The Star Wars Holiday Special

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  • Housebound

    Housebound

    ★★★½

    Film #3 of Hoop-Tober 2015
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    Creepy and funny!

    Indie horror from the lads across the sea. Built some tension fairly early on and holds onto it throughout the movie. Has some really eerie imagery and keeps you guessing right up to the reveal. The humor was pretty spot on and well timed. Helped create very likeable and relatable characters.

    I feel it might lose some of its original charm upon a rewatch as it loses the who-done-it appeal.

    Overall quite enjoyable and a very entertaining movie for a first time feature director.