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  • Deadtime Tales 2

    Deadtime Tales 2

    ★½

    When the first Deadtime Tales popped up on Amazon, it didn't take long for people to realize that it was nothing but three shortened Danny Draven movies strung together to make a "new" anthology.

    This 2 1/2 hour (!!) "sequel" is essentially the same thing, except this time we get FOUR shortened Danny Draven movies. I had no clue he'd even made this many films, probably because most of these were being ushered out to video stores around the time…

  • To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story

    To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story

    ★★★½

    An entertaining and well-made documentary about actor / stuntman / horror icon Hodder. Interestingly, the high points have nothing at all to do with his films, but are moments where he discusses the severe childhood bullying he suffered and an incident that occurred when he was 22-years-old where a publicity-stunt-gone-wrong left him 3rd degree burns over most of the upper half of his body. The aftermath of that, and how it shaped Hodder as both a person and a performer,…

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  • Until Death

    Until Death

    ★★★

    The copy I got was titled Changeling 2: The Revenge. It wasn't until Iater that I found out this "sequel" has absolutely nothing to do with the first and is instead a misleadingly re-titled entry ("Per sempre") of the Italian cable TV series Brivido Giallo.

    A pregnant woman (beautiful Gioia Scola) and her lover (David Brandon) murder her hubby, bury him in a shallow grave and take over his restaurant. Six years later, her young son has nightmares about the…

  • XX

    XX

    ★★

    Yes, I know females making horror films wasn't so common 10 years ago. And yes, I know anthology horror films directed entirely by women are even less common. However, that novelty alone doesn't mean this should be graded on some kind of curve. XX is simply not very good. Had this been made by men, I guarantee it wouldn't have received much attention at all... let alone undeserved critical praise heaped upon it!

    Of the four tales, the strongest of…