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  • The Town that Dreaded Sundown

    The Town that Dreaded Sundown

    ★★★

    It's gonna be a blood match, folks.

    Ah, the man with the bag. Instant reminder of death by trombone. Unforgettable stuff. And now I have two to think of. A confident meta sequel with some neat, offbeat camera angles and drenched in rich colours. A treat to watch at times, tonally still a bit wacky and it has a number of pretty brutal murders. Tricky, to let your killer use a gun in a slasher, but if you choose to…

  • The Food of the Gods

    The Food of the Gods

    ★★½

    I know all about delivering babies. Living on a farm, you get to know those things.

    Doesn't sound so reassuring, does it? Same goes for killer rodents on the loose. Nearly as big as horses, as someone says. Nature strikes back with supersized animals. That's because of some gooey substance. A gift from God if you're religious, a ticket to the rich and famous if you're a business man. Like mr. Bensington. Everybody's fighting for their lives and he's standing…

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  • Don't Breathe

    Don't Breathe

    ★★★½

    Exceptionally well executed horror. The use of lighting, the color scheme, the camera moves and the sound design; it looks and sounds terrific. Those gunshots for instance. The first one made me swear and cheer in three different languages. Then there's Big Norm, the blind man. A formidable figure who unexpectedly wakes up and makes sudden appearances. Nothing like the cheap jump scares you see so often. And he shows no fear. He's the kind of guy that probably thinks…

  • Creature

    Creature

    ★★★

    You are not butterflies.

    Having outdoor sex on planet Titan is a bad idea, man. Creature; a low budget relative of Alien and The Thing that does reasonably well with its limitations. I guess the director was very fond of his smoke machine and the color blue. Add some neat lighting plus blinking retro sci-fi tech and you have a film that has a distinct atmosphere, which it can build upon. Quite necessary too, because none of the American characters…