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  • The Iron Giant

    The Iron Giant

    ★★★★★

    The Iron Giant gets my vote for the best non-japanese animated film ever made.

    I'm so glad that I was able to see this in 1999 when it was released, and how after all these years, it's absolutely perfect in every way imaginable.

  • The Mummy

    The Mummy

    ★★★★½

    The Mummy was one of the first films I begged my parents to see in theaters, when I was about 6 or 7 years old. To this day, it remains as a very nostalgic ride, but more than that, it's just really good.

    It's pure pulp. Like Raiders of the Lost Ark, I think The Mummy perfectly balances its serious moments with the campy and the purposefully artificial and outdated qualities that come along with pulp fiction. Most of the…

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  • Hellraiser

    Hellraiser

    ★★★★

    Hoop-Tober 3.0: Film #2

    Did another quick illustration for this one! Won't be able to do this for every entry, but if I feel compelled to do it for a particular film, I will!

    nathanandersonart.tumblr.com/post/150527688454/no-tears-please-its-a-waste-of-good-suffering

    Getting the most 'fresh in my mind' rewatches out of the way first. Hellraiser is a bit frustrating to me. On one hand, it's one of the most unique franchise-starters in horror history, boasting some incredible character and creature designs, has excellent seedy atmosphere and…

  • Black Christmas

    Black Christmas

    ★★★★½

    Hoop-Tober 3.0: Film #19

    Possible spoilers abound:

    People seem to attribute Carpenter's 1978 hit Halloween to be the slasher genre's progenitor, without realizing that Black Christmas came out 4 years prior. I feel Black Christmas ultimately contributed more to the sub-genre than Halloween, while simultaneously being more inventive, intelligent and unsettling. Though Halloween's high-point is its excellent atmosphere, Black Christmas is a very sharply written and comedy-infused horror, much like Landis' incredible An American Werewolf in London. Black Christmas is…