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  • City of the Living Dead
  • Halloween
  • From Dusk Till Dawn
  • Next of Kin

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  • Halloween Kills

    ★★★

  • May the Devil Take You Too

    ★★★½

  • Singapore Sling

    ★★★★

  • Haunt

    ★★★½

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  • Inferno

    Inferno

    ★★★★★

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    So here it is. This is the live score I wrote for Inferno. Performed live in a movie theatre in Toronto last October but now with plague-life reducing us to strictly home viewing, I've assembled a revised/improved version so you can stream it at your own convenience.

    First Off: Play As Loud As Humanly Possible - OR - HEADPHONES!
    Actually, headphones would be my go to choice, anything to ensure the bass is overwhelming and all details can be…

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  • Halloween Kills

    Halloween Kills

    ★★★

    David Gordon Green's follow-up definitely delivers on that title: the kill count is very high and the kills themselves are brutal. This here is a bona-fide SLASHER, and that alone gives it a few stars. I sat in that theatre and felt the reverberations through the audience of every pulverized human body. Even when characters were introduced in a light-hearted care-free manner, they were still dispatched with a stark nihilistic glee. Murmurs behind me of "this is gross" and "this…

  • May the Devil Take You Too

    May the Devil Take You Too

    ★★★½

    Timo Tjahjanto's follow-up to May the Devil Take You throws Alfie back into a head-spinning world of demonic destruction. It's an excellent slice of that necrotic pie, warmed up and dolloped with a splash of nightmare fuel! Yum!

    Alife and Nara are kidnapped by a mysterious gang and taken to an old orphanage where they become embroiled in a plot to rid these now grown-up orphans of a heinous curse. Ya see, when they were little kids, the owner of…

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  • Singapore Sling

    Singapore Sling

    ★★★★

    Niko Nikolaidis's supposed masterpiece is one depraved monochromatic nightmare, like a ghost with strong coffee breath licking your eyeballs and whispering frantically while a gramophone creaks away in the corner.

    Astonishing atmosphere, meticulous cinematography, and exceptional acting, all to bring you this tale of a mother and daughter tag-team duo that relishes in murder and incest and an all-around putrid way of life. In walks "Singapore Sling", like he's just wandered off the set of a noir, reminiscing of his…

  • Body Snatchers

    Body Snatchers

    ★★★½

    Abel Ferrera takes a cool 90's stab at another Body Snatchers adaptation with mixed results but it's a captivating ride if you submit to the emotionless hordes.

    Taking place in a small town situated on a military base, we follow a family that's just relocated there as the invasion is taking hold. As they get settled in, with the chemist dad (Terry Kinney) working on the base, the teenage daughter (Gabrielle Anwar) and pre-schooler son (Reilly Murphy) end up catching…