Mike Bracken

Film and videogame critic and host of Sick Flicks over on Youtube. Bringing you all the splatter that matters!

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  • Phantasm II

    ★★★½

  • Suspiria

    ★★★★★

  • Shocking Dark

    ★½

  • The Hills Have Eyes

    ★★★★

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  • Phantasm II

    Phantasm II

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

    Don Coscarelli's sequel to his beloved 1979 cult classic is a radical departure from the first film. Universal insisted on a new Michael (James Legros, replacing Michael Baldwin) and a bunch of voiceover narration to make the story more sensible.

    Because of this, Phantasm II probably shouldn't work. But Reggie Bannister and Angus Scrimm tie it all together.

    Do I like it as much as the original film? No. But It's still a damn good time.

    Check out my Youtube review here:

    youtu.be/_AhDU-qGz7o

  • Suspiria

    Suspiria

    ★★★★★

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

    Released in 1977, Suspiria finds Argento at the height of his creative powers. A dizzying, dazzling tale of witches at a ballet academy, it's an exercise in style and substance powered along by Argento's lush visuals and a pulsating score from Goblin.

    One of the seminal Italian horror flicks. Essential viewing.

    Check out my full video review here!

    youtu.be/NBz6lyOpMG8

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  • The Imposter

    The Imposter

    ★★★★

    13 year old Nicholas Barclay vanished on a quiet afternoon in 1993 in San Antonio Texas. This tragic event could have easily been just another in a long line of horrific child abductions – ones where families are left with their lives on hold for years, wondering what happened to their child and if they’d ever be found – had it ended there. However, three years later, Nicholas’ family got some good news – their son and sibling had been…

  • Shocking Dark

    Shocking Dark

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

    Looking for a movie that shamelessly rips off both Aliens and Terminator? Well, Shocking Dark is the film you've been dreaming of!

    Released in 1989, and literally retitled as "Terminator 2" in some markets, Shocking Dark is another unforgettable production from the unholy trinity of Bruno Mattei, Claudio Fragasso, and Rosella Drudi.

    While not quite as brazen as Mattei's Cruel Jaws in its grand theft cinema, Shocking Dark borrows ideas, concepts, plot points, and characters directly from Cameron's Aliens, while…