Doc Manson

Doctor | Podcaster | Horror Movie Fiend | Host of Horrid: A History of Horror Movies

Half stars are for cowards.

Favorite films

  • Evil Dead II
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street
  • Godzilla
  • Ghostbusters

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  • Ju-on: The Grudge 2

    ★★

  • Ju-on: The Grudge

    ★★★★

  • Dark Water

    ★★★★

  • Corpse Party

    ★★★

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  • Bloody Muscle Body Builder in Hell

    Bloody Muscle Body Builder in Hell

    ★★★★

    A fun ride, also known as The Japanese Evil Dead for reasons that become increasingly obvious as you watch throughout it relatively short hour runtime. You’d be justified in calling it a ripoff, but I enjoyed this bloody and practical effects laden homage to one of my favorite films. I appreciated seeing the general “cabin in the woods” premise twisted through the lens of another different culture.

  • Malignant

    Malignant

    Style over substance.

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  • Girls Nite Out

    Girls Nite Out

    ★★★

    Pretty good for a nearly forgotten slasher film. The cast is energetic and fun enough to watch, and the movie really only gets dull towards the end. 

    The premise is a killer dressed as the school mascot (a bear) kills a bunch of coeds during a weekend long, campus wide scavenger hunt. The killer is unnerving enough, and more misogynistic than many. There’s little more terrifying than a costumed bear jumping out at you from the shadows while screaming sexual…

  • Slaxx

    Slaxx

    ★★

    For a movie about a killer pair of jeans, I expected this to be a lot more fun. The issues can all be traced back to a poor script, in which not one single character is likable. Even our main character, Libby, comes across as naïve to the point of being dense. The film almost makes some interesting points about the assumptions we make about people of other ethnicities, but ends up reinforcing stereotypes instead. Fun effects though; I enjoyed the visuals of the anthropomorphized jeans.