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  • The Tomb of Ligeia

    The Tomb of Ligeia


    "Man need not kneel before the angels, nor lie in death forever-- save for the weakness of his feeble will."

    Vincent Price as the hard-nosed rebel who refuses to knuckle under to death. Yeah, my genre fave Re-Animator had a really clear model to follow, didn't it? (The makers have admitted as much, that they were trying to do Lovecraft the same way Corman did Poe.) Some great talent behind the scenes making Roger Corman look good on these Poe…

  • The Wearing of the Grin

    The Wearing of the Grin


    "We must hide the pot of gold, we must, we must."

    I forgot how much I enjoyed watching these cartoons as a kid, just like I forgot as I always do about the existence of the National Day of Drinking until I saw people streaming in and out of bars yesterday. Watching this and I'm back in four year old headspace. The leprechaun starts walking right off his pants and another little guy comes popping out of the bottom of them. Yep, that makes total sense.

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  • Night of the Living Dead

    Night of the Living Dead


    The first time I ever saw this, I was in my early teens. I watched it alone at home on some fall night. Somehow I wasn't spoiled on the plot, even though I'd read a little about it and had seen some production stills at some point, so I had a basic idea going in that there was a farmhouse under siege by walking corpses that could be held at bay by fire. Something about Ben's struggles in the farmhouse…

  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre


    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    "Everything means something, I guess."

    So, this was my third viewing of Saw in a theater. The first viewing was also the first time I'd ever seen it period, and my anticipation of it as one of the big all-time scary movies meant that it thrilled the crap out of me. Leatherface's sudden appearance during the first kill, ending with the screen door slam, was genuinely chilling. The second theater viewing, knowing what to expect, I got into the humor…