Abbie

Abbie

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obsessed with anything trashy

Favorite films

  • The Mask
  • Harold and Maude
  • Desperate Living
  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

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  • The Skull

    ★★½

  • Sugar Hill

    ★★½

  • Halloween Kills

    ★★★

  • Night of the Living Dead

    ★★★½

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  • Dawn of the Dead

    Dawn of the Dead

    ★★★★½

    Well I really was a bit of a silly billy rating this 3.5 stars when I first watched it because it’s actually fantastic. Admittedly, I first watched it in 2018 in July, not long after I joined Letterboxd and not long after I started expanding my taste in films in general. 70s horror is quite a different experience for someone accustomed to faster paced movies, as was clearly the case with 17 year old me. Revisiting this 3 years on…

  • Rocky

    Rocky

    ★★★★½

    It’s clear why Rocky caught the nations hearts back in 1976. Fat City, released 4 years earlier, another boxing comeback film of sorts, portrayed the relentless cycle of poverty, alcoholism, and unhappiness that prevents the main character from breaking out and making a name for himself. Rocky on the other hand is an uplifting success story through and through. I love Fat City, but it’s obvious that the public were in dire need of a working class character like Rocky…

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  • The Skull

    The Skull

    ★★½

    Hooptober 8: Jason Takes Manhattan: #21

    The Skull is a perfectly watchable film with that cosy 60s and 70s British horror atmosphere that many of us love. However, it’s slacking on just a few too many fronts to warrant a rating higher than 2.5 stars for me. I thought this film was okay but I did find my attention drifting multiple times during the very short runtime. The story itself is an interesting one, but certain suspenseful moments go on…

  • Sugar Hill

    Sugar Hill

    ★★½

    Hooptober 8: Jason Takes Manhattan: #20

    I loved the general silliness of Sugar Hill, but I failed to connect with it like I did with Blacula. Both are blaxploitation horror films released by American International Pictures, but I thought that this just seemed a bit hollow and lacking. I appreciated the voodoo angle because I don’t think I’ve ever seen a film that features it, but overall I found the plot to be very repetitive and there was too much…

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  • The Thing

    The Thing

    ★★★★★

    I saw this at the cinema tonight and I have to admit the experience wasn't the best. Half the audience kept laughing during moments I didn't find at all funny during my first watch or upon rewatch either. So that kinda took me out of the highly suspenseful lens I'm used to viewing the film through. At least I learnt that The Thing is probably best viewed alone (for me, at least)!

  • Halloween Kills

    Halloween Kills

    ★★★

    Halloween Kills left me a little bit underwhelmed, probably because Halloween (2018) impressed me so much with its fast pace and explosive finale it left little room for the sequel to top it. Halloween Kills approaches the story very differently to its slasher focused predecessor. In my opinion, I’m not sure if that angle was the best decision. The plot of this movie just didn’t focus enough on the essential core of the franchise - Michael Myers.

    I can see…