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  • Within the Woods

    Within the Woods

    ★★★★

    HoopTober
    Film #3 of 33

    Within the Woods is the film that funded The Evil Dead. If you like The Evil Dead, watch Within the Woods - it's a smaller budget but some of the shots were taken directly from it and implemented in The Evil Dead.

    It's a fun way to spend 30 minutes and see where a piece of horror history truly started.

  • Cannibal Ferox

    Cannibal Ferox

    ★★★★

    HoopTober 4.0
    Film # 2 of 31

    "You know what Cannibal Holocaust was missing? More genital mutilation."

    We open in New York - because Cannibal Holocaust had New York - where we learn that a drug dealer is missing. We then join three people traveling into the jungle to prove that cannibalism doesn't exist. They run into the drug dealer - the drug dealer was torturing natives just prior to their encounter, so the locals aren't too pleased at even…

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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…