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  • Deliver Us from Evil

    Deliver Us from Evil

    ★★★★½

    Well, damn, I didn’t expect that at all. Both in terms of the quality of the film, and what it was really about. I thought I was getting something like Insidious, but this is definitely more akin to a modern, heavier Exorcist. I think the best word to describe this film is “heavy”. It deals with religion in a really personal way that never shoved it down the viewer’s throat, which I appreciate because I can’t stand films that do…

  • Body Bags

    Body Bags

    ★★★★

    I’ve owned this Scream Factory collectors edition for a long time, but never got around to watching it until now. This is an anthology film that has a wraparound piece starring John Carpenter, who is a surprisingly solid actor, and three unrelated shorts. The Gas Station is set in Haddonfield, so I have to assume Carpenter directed this one (it is, I double checked), and is about a gas station attendant on her first night at work with a killer…

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  • American Psycho

    American Psycho

    ★★★★★

    I have to admit that I was never a big fan of American Psycho until today. I have seen it before and couldn't understand what all the hype was about. Today I realize my large mistake. American Psycho is one of the funniest, most fucked up satires I have ever seen.

    Christian Bale is absolutely stunning as the sociopath Patrick Bateman. The difference in his speech from wooden, rehearsed nonsense to passionate violence is something to behold. Without Bale, this…

  • Friday the 13th Part III

    Friday the 13th Part III

    ★★★

    I liked this one better on this viewing than I have in the past, but it’s still a very flawed film. I like the design of Jason, and love that he finally gets his iconic mask and machete, plus the opening scene - well, after the 6-8 minutes where they replay the entire ending of part 2 - are fantastic! Jason is less creepy here than in part 2, but he is still getting meaner, and coming into himself more,…