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  • Cold Prey II

    Cold Prey II

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    Hooptober 5.0
    Movie number 37.
    This takes an absolute age to get going and takes almost no advantage of of it's Norwegian setting, but it is a pretty well made and suspenseful slasher.
    Not bad, just unremarkable.

  • The Evil

    The Evil

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    Hooptober 5.0
    Movie number 36.
    A 70s variation on 'the haunting' with a cast of b movie veterans.
    It does have the feel of a tv movie with a bit more blood.
    On the whole a moderately successful, if pedestrian, haunted house movie.

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  • The Blob

    The Blob

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    Hooptober 5.0
    Movie number 22.
    A marvellous mix of monster movie and juvenile delinquent pictures with Steve McQueen (at age 28) playing a 17 year old!
    The monster itself is a lovely example of the 50s creature features, when anything, including a shapeless mass of jelly, could threaten the earth!
    I am super glad i decided to revisit this.

  • Alien

    Alien

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    "I can't lie to you about your chances... But... You have my sympathies..."

    Hooptober challenge film no 26.

    I once heard this called 'a thinking person's horror film. I am not sure about that. It's a very well designed and made film but it's still about a monster on a spaceship and the lead female character appears on screen in her underwear at the finale!
    Boiled down 'Alien' is a great hybrid of 'it; the terror from beyond space', 'planetโ€ฆ