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  • The Innocents

    ★★★★

  • Room at the Top

    ★★★★

  • Hunger

    ★★★★

  • I Know Where I'm Going!

    ★★★★

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  • Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama

    Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama

    ★★

    Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama is stupid fun that takes a late night straight to video approach to the Porky's formula. Throughout it's stimulation over story with a pure-80s Guy Moon score and as much nudity, camp and shlock as you can pad with unscripted nonsense. Linnea Quigley does a lot to hold this movie together and it's her endearing character that gives us the best performances from the rest of the cast. Still, the payoffs hardly feel worth the wait, as the film struggles to find a point to its story that serves best left as an amusing time capsule.

    Hooptober 7.0 -- 5/33

  • Spontaneous Combustion

    Spontaneous Combustion

    ★★½

    Spontaneous Combustion is a film that sets out with great intentions, putting Brad Dourif in a leading role and Hooper taking on his first feature since his three-picture Cannon Films deal had run its course. The world created here is full of interesting quirks, that in its pieces are clever filmmaking but fail to resonate as a whole that instead lands flat and strings out its convoluted plot structure. Studio interference shows here in the editing as well as in…

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  • Maniac Cop

    Maniac Cop

    ★★★

    Entertaining and smartly cast; Maniac Cop manages to combine the familiar tropes of classic 80's action flicks and the slasher horror genre into a shotgun blast of gorings that's not afraid to dispose of its characters. However, where it falls short is in a largely predictable plot, that fails to go further with its character development or in its of the era societal critiques peppered throughout. Still, some great one-liners and payoff scenes packaged neatly in a pervasive mood that works.

    Hooptober 5.0 -- 2/33

  • The Fog

    The Fog

    ★★★½

    In The Fog, a maturer Carpenter and Hill offer up an old-fashioned budget ghost story with a well-woven intercutting narrative. The moody jazz score plays along neatly with classically approached special effects, and pervasive Hitchcock nods beyond the familiar Bodega Bay and surrounding area. The striking location choices, coupled with smart casting and well-executed jump scares keep it feeling fresh upon re-watching. In all, though the production team struggles throughout to develop a more visually dense, plot driven film beyond Halloween - the summation is a brilliant and minor success.

    Hooptober 6.0 -- 1/33