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  • Seven Samurai
  • School of Rock
  • Godzilla
  • SLC Punk

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  • Hocus Pocus 2

    ★★★

  • The Munsters

    ★½

  • Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo!

    ★★★½

  • Texas Chainsaw Massacre

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  • Hocus Pocus 2

    Hocus Pocus 2

    ★★★

    Mason’s Halloween 2022 Horror Movie Marathon Part 7: Hocus Pocus 2

    The original Hocus Pocus is to Halloween what A Christmas Story is to Christmas. A film that hardly received acclaim or real success upon its initial theatrical release, but was rocketed into cultural relevance via relentless broadcast on children’s television every October over a span of nearly 30 years. What was a dud for Generation X became a bonafide Halloween classic for Millenials and Gen Z and in the…

  • The Munsters

    The Munsters

    ★½

    Mason’s Halloween 2022 Horror Movie Marathon Part 6: The Munsters

    Somehow still one of Rob Zombie’s best movies.

    My familiarity with The Munsters extends only to the small handful of reruns I caught on TV in passing growing up and I never really had any attachment to the brand. This movie might appeal to fans of the show but with the grating performances, big broad comedy misfires, the completely directionless plot and painfully long runtime, it’s a hard watch for…

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  • SLC Punk

    SLC Punk

    ★★★★★

    This is still a deeply personal, emotional film for me and even on this, my umpteenth rewatch, I was still hit hard by the ending. I also can’t help but admire the way this film manages to make its characters feel like people you know instead of just strangers on a screen. Always worth watching.

  • Hazard

    Hazard

    ★★★★½

    “Welcome to New York, fuck you.”

    One day, Japanese mastermind director Sion Sono will come out with a movie that doesn’t absolutely surprise me. That day, fortunately, is not today. I’m used to Japanese films based in the US or featuring American characters being pretty cringey, Sunny Gets Blue comes to mind, but Hazard is a different kind of beast entirely, Hazard knows what it’s doing.

    Hazard follows the exploits of the aptly named Shin (Joe Odagiri), a disillusioned 20…