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  • Planet of the Apes

    Planet of the Apes

    ★★★★★

    An unforgettable science fiction classic, Planet of the Apes manages to show quite a bit of restraint in its first act, making the big reveal of the apes infinitely more impactful. I went into this one with very little knowledge (I have not seen any of these films, including the more recent ones), and that is the way I would recommend watching it. Nothing could have prepared me for how brilliant this movie was, and the ending couldn't have been better.

    Watched on an old episode of MonsterVision with Joe Bob Briggs.

  • Chopping Mall

    Chopping Mall

    ★★★

    A fun little slice of the 1980s starring some familiar faces (Barbara Crampton, Dick Miller) and some less familiar faces (Russell Todd). Not my favorite, but still worth a watch for horror fans.

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  • 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.

  • Halloween

    Halloween

    ★★★★★

    Hoop-Tober V: 100 Years of Horror Film #13

    John Carpenter's Halloween is a truly remarkable slasher flick, and a pivotal, genre-defining moment for horror. There is nothing I can say about it that hasn't already been said a thousand times before. If you haven't checked this one out, you are doing a great disservice to yourself and should watch it immediately. Review for Halloween 2018 incoming.

    Streamed on Shudder.