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  • Stephen King's It

    Stephen King's It

    ★★★½

    While I thought the new guy did a pretty good job of being creepy (when he's allowed to be, and not just digitally vibrating all over the place) nobody drives the train straight to creepsville like Tim Curry.

    Suffers from the same stilted, made-for-TV neutering every other King Miniseries does, but somehow manages to rise above the others somewhat.

    Maybe it's Derry. Maybe it's the kids. Maybe it's just the nonsensical wholesomeness with which this totally fucked up and evil story perplexingly unfolds, like some kind of weird, alternate. Summer Vacation version of Lady in White.

    Or maybe it's just Tim.

  • It

    It

    ★★★

    While more effective and believable than its miniseries counterpart, IT suffers from limited tension and too much digital goofery blended with the current horror aesthetic of stretchy-faced flute ladies and clown porn.

    Where are all the classic monsters? Is this collateral damage from transposing the story to the 80's? Did they just think it would be weird and lame to have Frankenstein and Dracula running around? Couldn't they have changed them to Freddy and Jason? Is that too big a…

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  • Cannibal Holocaust

    Cannibal Holocaust

    ★★★★★

    It may sound (and it certainly seems) cruel to willfully murder animals on screen as Cannibal Holocaust is notorious for and wont to do.

    However, this techinque (moralistically dubious as it may be) allows the movie to transcend the mere presence of a gore picture. By the time the cannibals begin killing the filmmakers, you believe it wholeheartedly. You are not thinking "Oh my, what a wonderful special effect that is." You're thinking "Jesus fuck, they're fucking killing these fucking…

  • Demons

    Demons

    ★★★★★

    She put on that mask and scratched herself, get it? Because of that scratch she became a demon, an instrument of evil. Just like they said in the damn movie, you heard em!

    Rewatched as a part of 4 feature marathon at the Wiltern the night before Halloween.

    Kind of a weak event, really. Thin crowd, especially by the time they got around to playing Demons, which (fortunately) wasn't until after midnight. It was worth it to see Demons in a theater, though. The best way to watch this chaotic Itailian gorefest.

    Whadda you waitin for you sonofvubitch!?

    Bobby Rhodes for life.