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  • Visiting Hours

    Visiting Hours

    ★★★½

    A tense Canadian slasher that's both mean spirited and harsh in nature. A film that lends itself to the more serious side of 80s slashers by avoiding the campiness and dialing up the violence and bleak undertones. And one of my favourite slasher settings - a seemingly empty and creepy hospital!

    Michael Ironside plays a deranged killer who is stalking a victim who survived a previous attack. The TV news reporter is now being kept at a hospital as Ironside…

  • The House by the Cemetery

    The House by the Cemetery

    ★★★★½

    Nothing like a brisk October morning to watch one of my favourite Fulci flicks. House by the Cemetery was one of the very first if not the first Fulci film I saw many years ago and it was a perfect gateway into all the Italian horror insanity I would grow to love in later years. A film that really encompasses everything that is Fulci.

    Creepy atmosphere and score, some wild gore and practical FX, a great setting, hilarious dubbing and…

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  • Halloween III: Season of the Witch

    Halloween III: Season of the Witch

    ★★★★★

    I think I officially like this just as much as the original. It just has such an awesome feel to it. Pure atmospheric perfection drenched in heavy mood and tension. A mean spirited film filled with grizzly kills and jarring violence. Visceral and stylistic dread elevated by great camera details and ominous lighting choices. A great visualization of autumn with its dimly lit streets, retro Halloween costumes and leaves blowing through an abandoned town.

    This movie is further elevated by…

  • Halloween II

    Halloween II

    ★★★★

    Halloween 2 is a worthy sequel that takes place right where the first film left off. Still it feels different than it's predecessor. From the first few minutes where Loomis talks to the goofy neighbour who says "This better not be a joke, I've been trick or treated to death tonight" in a cartoony delivery it's clear we are getting a less serious version of the first film.

    While not quite as creepy and less atmospheric it still packs a…