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  • Suspiria

    Suspiria

    ★★★★★

    Hoop-Tober V: 100 Years of Horror Film #4

    A visually stunning masterpiece of the horror genre, Suspiria is one of the finest films ever made. It deserves every one of the five stars that I gave it last time around.

    The best part of this re-watch was that by the time the movie ended, my cat was asleep on my chest so I didn't want to move. I ended up falling asleep to the theme (thank you Goblin) on the blu-ray menu.

    On a side note I just purchased the Synapse Films collector's edition, blu-ray, steelbook at HorrorHound Weekend Indianapolis last month.

  • Psycho

    Psycho

    ★★★★★

    Hoop-Tober V: 100 Years of Horror Film #17

    Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho is arguably the finest horror film ever made. Since its release, it has influenced literally hundreds of movies and pop culture. The infamous shower scene is iconic, and Anthony Perkin's performance as Norman Bates elicits sympathy from the audience in a way that becomes very effective once the twist at the end occurs. This movie is bold, beautiful, and damn near flawless.

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  • You Might Be the Killer

    You Might Be the Killer

    ★★★

    I enjoyed it, but it is not quite as clever as it tries to be. Would recommend for group viewings with plenty of beer.

  • The Faculty

    The Faculty

    ★★★★

    This held up surprisingly well, and I had completely forgot about how crazy the cast was for a movie like this. Used to watch it all the time with my brothers when we were kids. I cannot believe it has been twenty years.

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  • Halloween II

    Halloween II

    ★★★★

    Supplemental Hoop-Tober V: Volume III

    "You don't know what death is!"

    It's one of those movies I have seen a hundred times, but always have a blast watching. There are some glaringly obvious flaws (particularly the first of many attempts at giving Michael Myers some kind of motivation), but I could watch Donald Pleasence run around with a gun and shouting for hours.

  • Dracula

    Dracula

    ★★★½

    Hoop-Tober V: 100 Years of Horror Film #6

    For another iteration of a story told and retold countless times, Terence Fisher's Dracula is very enjoyable. Christopher Lee is fantastic as the title character, and Peter Cushing's portrayal of Van Helsing may be one of the best. I have seen criticisms concerning Lee's lack of screen time, but I am not convinced that the restraint with his character is a flaw.

    This was my first Hammer film, and I was not disappointed. I would strongly recommend.