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  • The Blackcoat's Daughter

    The Blackcoat's Daughter

    ★★★★

    I had no idea what to expect from this but I liked it a whole bunch.

    I was a bit impatient with it at first. It comes across as deliberately obtuse in the first 10-15 minutes. I was struggling to work out why I should care about any of it. But once I got into the spirit of it I couldn't wait to see where all of it was leading. And it sure didn't go anywhere I expected it to.…

  • Halloween

    Halloween

    ★★★

    A decent size bump this re-watch. I haven’t seen this since I saw it in the cinema and I didn’t think much of it at the time. While it would be a stretch to say I ‘enjoyed’ this re-watch, I’m surprised I liked it as much as I did this time. 

    Out of the remakes/reboots of horror franchises made in the 2000s, this is easily the superior one. The Friday the 13th reboot in 2009 wasn't bad but was shot…

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  • Halloween: H20

    Halloween: H20

    ★★★★

    This re-watch was a real treat. This was the first of the series I saw in the cinema and I loved it at the time. This was the first time I’ve watched it in what feels like forever and I’m glad it mostly held up.

    Before I start gushing about how much I love this movie, I should include a caveat – I have a homerish, nostalgic love for the Scream inspired horror renaissance of late 1990s. I have a…

  • Halloween II

    Halloween II

    ★★★★

    This is undeniably a big step down from the original. While competently made, it’s really obvious that John Carpenter isn’t behind the camera. While the original is an inventive, elevated form of the teen slasher movie, this sequel has more in common with the derivative Friday the 13th series. But yet it’s still a number of steps ahead of the average Jason movie.
     
    For one, it’s much more skilfully directed and edited than almost any Friday the 13th movie. And…