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  • Trance

    Trance

    ★★★★★

    First time watching the English dub. Do not recommend. They changed the title from The Fan to Trance, yet they went and injected a ton of distracting dialogue from characters who didn't have any as if they were trying to break the film's trance-like state at every turn.

  • Night of the Living Dead

    Night of the Living Dead

    ★★★★½

    HoopTober #10

    I'm behind, I don't care, I'm gonna be Hooping my way through November. Why should Halloween end in October?

    It's Night of the Living Dead. It's a masterpiece, a classic. It holds up (mostly, dickhead in the basement almost seems like a parody now). Looks beautiful on the big screen, the 4k restoration is fantastic.

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  • The Unknown

    The Unknown

    ★★★½

    Week #1 of History of Horror: Silent Horror Films; essay

    The Unknown is an early Tod Browning film, featuring Lon Chaney in the role of Alonzo the Armless, a criminal who hides his distinctive double-thumb deformity by working in a traveling circus as an armless knife thrower. Throughout the film, the illusion that Chaney is using his legs to open doors, smoke cigarettes, and throw knifes is accomplished by having Paul Desmuke, armless in real-life, play the role of Chaney's…

  • Son of Frankenstein

    Son of Frankenstein

    ★★½

    Week #2 of History of Horror: Universal Monsters; essay

    Son of Frankenstein is the third film within Universal's 1930s series, the last to star Karloff as the monster and the first without James Whale in the directors seat. It is also the first to star Bela Lugosi in the Ygor role, a role he would reprise in The Ghost of Frankenstein before moving up to playing the monster in Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman.

    It's important to point out Lugosi's role…