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  • Dream Demon

    Dream Demon

    ★★★½

    I don’t know much Eighties horror from the United Kingdom. This was the incentive to watch DREAM DEMON from 1988, which centers on the marital fears of Diana, an innocent bride-to-be, in the form of horrific dreams. Her engagement to a national hero who fought in the Falklands War also brings intrusive attention by two reporters from a tabloid. Their sleazy interest in her sex habits intersects with her own sexuality anxieties, be it about her fiancé’s desires or her…

  • On the Silver Globe

    On the Silver Globe

    ★★★½

    Żuławski's Dune.

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  • The Nest of the Cuckoo Birds

    The Nest of the Cuckoo Birds

    ★★★

    This seems like the ultimate Something Weird movie: low budget, mostly poorly done, with scenes ranging from the stylish and exciting to the bizarre to bad then dull. It's lo-fi mania, a Southern nightmare like Texas Chainsaw Massacre, just much less terrifying and oddly charming.

    What stood out the most was the masked yet nude blonde killer and her knifed kills. Lots of cuts and fast editing of bodies standing as if still in each shot yet wavering in space-time,…

  • Eyeball

    Eyeball

    ★★★

    Umberto Lenzi might’ve been the goofiest of all the Italian B-movie mavericks. He dabbled in every genre cycle, reliably replicating the standard forms of narrative and style with some technical competence. Yet, as he went for excess and intensity he simultaneously induced laughter, likely unintentionally. This placed him at a lower quality level than directors like Sergio Martino and Lucio Fulci, but it made him enjoyable nonetheless.

    “Eyeball” is no deviation. It’s a familiar type of giallo and by its…