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  • Malatesta’s Carnival of Blood

    Malatesta’s Carnival of Blood

    "It's like a dream."
    "Not really."

    Plays like H.G. Lewis' MESSIAH OF EVIL -- a parallel thought regional frightmare laden with gothic terror. Despairing in the same way as one of those time-distending half-dreams that you can't totally awake from. And when they include Herve Villechaize as a riddle-spouting goblin dwarf or straight up exsangination, why would you wanna wake up?

  • Laserblast

    Laserblast

    The explosive glee with which Zombie Laser Billy blows up the Star Wars billboard may has well have been a Zabriskie Point outtake. Hope springs eternal.

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  • Manhunter

    Manhunter

    Calling media "dated" as strictly a pejorative needs to stop. It implies that only contemporary works matter because they're about The Way We Live Now, ignoring the archival value of a cultural statement. Sure, there's a spectrum through which one can have this conversation, but it very often winds up as a dead-end. If there is a common complaint with Mann's work, it's that his attempts at staying in the vanguard of taste fossilize portions of his works in amber…

  • A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge

    A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge

    "...For there is a man inside me, and only when he's finally out, I can walk free of pain."
    -- Tobias Fünke