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  • Tales of Halloween

    Tales of Halloween

    ★★★½

    Warning: I will go through each segment and there are 10 of them, I can't help it, but it's mostly for myself so I can remember exactly what this anthology entails.

    Overall, it was a rather pleasant collection of shorts that really caters to horror fans and their favorite holiday, with tons of cameos from well-known horror directors & actors, but it's a given that it will be a bit inconsistent when each segment is directed by a different person.

    The…

  • Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers

    Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers

    ★★

    Of all the things they could have built off of from Halloween 5, they decided to really play up the part that made the least sense and it's almost...amazing? Runes, telepathy, Michael having a baby with his niece, like, I can't stop laughing.

    We watched the producer's cut and I can't remember the theatrical version well enough (because I fucking hate these Halloween sequels), so I'm not exactly sure what's different but I don't really care either.

    Paul Rudd was…

  • Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers

    Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers

    By Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers, it's hard to differentiate who is more frightening to the children of the film, the boogeyman or Dr. Sam Loomis?

    Watching Loomis violently shake and scream in Jamie's face was near comical in its absurdity. I mean, I understand the situation is grave but should you really be saying things like "He dug up a coffin of a 9-year-old girl, what do you think he's going to do with that?" to a…

  • Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

    Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

    ★★

    Why are they still selling that mask in Haddonfield?

  • WNUF Halloween Special

    WNUF Halloween Special

    ★★★

    The WNUF Halloween Special is interesting, because it feels like a cross between an Adult Swim special and a satire of a mockumentary (something like Ghostwatch) and while I enjoyed it, the initial charm of the unbelievably convincing local commercials/news broadcast/staged investigative journalism begins to wear a bit thin, becoming daunting and repetitive by the end.

    I've had this in my watchlist since 2013, so I'm glad I was finally able to watch it and if you're not already feeling the Halloween spirit, this is guaranteed to wiggle something loose in your charred-black soul.

  • Halloween II

    Halloween II

    ★★★½

    I wish I was alive & old enough to watch/remember Halloween II in 1981, I'm sure the ending [and the entire film as a whole] would have had more of an impact, but watching this now and knowing there are five more films in the Michael Myers saga has always left me a bit underwhelmed with the first sequel.

    Carpenter & Hill did what they could with the script to capitalize on the success of Halloween, and I appreciate that they set…

  • Deadly Tales

    Deadly Tales

    ★★★★

    Deadly Tales is also known as Things III, but this horror anthology is from a different director and it was sort of incredible in that super endearing, low-low-LOW budget sorta way.

    The wraparound segment is a loose adaptation of H.G. Wells' The Crystal Egg with a married couple who inherited an antique store, a couple customers come in and their segments revolve around the objects they purchase.

    There's a bizarre focus on beast-monsters (a woman who looks a bit like…

  • Hellions

    Hellions

    ★½

    A bunch of little Hellions show up at a pregnant teenager's house on Halloween and then expect me to sift through subtext for about 70-fucking-minutes and maybe I wouldn't have been so annoyed if the movie didn't look like absolute shit, I'm sure the lousy performances didn't help either. For a majority of the running time I was mostly bored & annoyed because I didn't give a shit about what was happening on the screen and once the ending rolled around,…

  • Things II

    Things II

    ★★★

    Things II was so endearing that I feel like maybe I should give the first, low-budget, homemade horror anthology another look?!

    There are tons of adorable puppet creatures, a lot of twists with guys cheating on their wives with the guy the wife thought she was cheating with (LOL AMAZING!) and the wraparound segment is basically an advertisement for a place called JINO PIZZA.

  • Twists of Terror

    Twists of Terror

    ★★★

    Twists of Terror is a made-for-TV horror anthology with a heartier dose of thriller, the wraparound consists of a paranoid shut-in telling cautionary tales in three quick & painless segments, each one is complete with a twist conclusion.

    First segment features Jennifer Rubin ("Taryn" from NOES 3: Dream Warriors, you know who I'm talking about, she's "beautiful & bad") in a double-cross murder-for-hire plot that is also vaguely like cuckold porn without the hardcore sex?! I dunno, it wasn't very good, honestly.…

  • Night of the Demons III

    Night of the Demons III

    ★★½

    It's probably good that I watched Night of the Demons III with a lot of time in between the first two films because it's a bit more of the same but the best part of the entire movie was the opening titles!!!!!!!!!! I could have watched 90 minutes of those super-dated CGI flying corpses/skulls/flames. I really enjoyed some of the special effects, especially the snake arm (it's nowhere near as cool as the snake arm in Curse II: The Bite, but not much is, really).

  • Jack O

    Jack O

    ★★½

    Seeing as how I watch horror movies year-round, I tend to focus more on Halloween-set horror during the greatest month of the entire year. I decided to start off with a re-watch of Jack-O and it wasn't quite as fun as the first time I watched it, and it's still not good at all, but it has its moments (specifically the double-death scene of the annoying right-wing couple who hate Halloween).

    While putting up Halloween decorations today, I watched Jack-O