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  • The Thing
  • Fright Night
  • Poltergeist
  • Get Out

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  • Silent Night, Deadly Night

    ★★★

  • French Exit

    ★★★★

  • Mädchen in Uniform

    ★★★

  • Funeral Parade of Roses

    ★★★½

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  • Silent Night, Deadly Night

    Silent Night, Deadly Night

    ★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    A Year of Rewatches Film #169

    Previous rating: 2 1/2 stars

    Reason for rewatch: Holiday horror viewing

    Pre-rewatch thoughts: I have strong memories of all the controversy about this film when it first came out, but didn't wind up seeing it or the first sequel until my Freshman year of college. The two sort of blend together in my head -- with good reason -- so the only thing which I really remember from this one was the deer-head killing.…

  • Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

    Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

    ★★★★★

    A Year of Rewatches Film #168

    Previous rating: 5 stars

    Reason for rewatch: Celebrating Sondheim

    Pre-rewatch thoughts: Dark and twisty, it should be no surprise to anyone who knows me that it's my favorite musical.

    Post-rewatch thoughts: One thing that stuck out to me on this watch was how the staging and lighting highlight the nightmarish quality of the story so well. Also, Angela Lansbury's physicality as Mrs. Lovett left an impression on me, from her flirtatiousness to her vaudevillian antics during "A Little Priest."

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  • The Seventh Victim

    The Seventh Victim

    ★★★

    As a librarian, the most horrifying thing in this movie was the blatant disregard for patron confidentiality. Miss Gottschalk is a disgrace to the profession!

  • Warlock

    Warlock

    ★★★½

    2019 Horrorx52 challenge: Rewatch #6

    A Year of Rewatches Bonus Film

    Previous rating: 3 1/2 stars

    Reason for rewatch: Nostalgia

    Pre-rewatch thoughts: I haven't seen this in 30 years, and remember very little other than I enjoyed it quite a bit and at some point someone gets stabbed with a weather-vane. It's been on my list of childhood/teenage favorites to revisit for quite a while, and after being at the top of my Netflix queue as Very Long Wait for…