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  • Cold Prey II

    Cold Prey II


    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


    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


    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



    "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