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  • Dracula

    Dracula

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    This was an interesting, and entertaining adaptation/expansion/reimagining. I loved the cast, especially Claes Bang as Dracula. He was exceptional. Episode 2 was a stand out for me. Hands down my favorite part of the mini-series! I wish I liked the final act more. But all, and all very entertaining.

  • Black Christmas

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  • The Haunting

    The Haunting

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    This was a master class in film making. A 10 part series that plays more like a long film. Mike Flanagan assembles a cast built from all of his previous works, and builds a realistic family in both the past, and present. This series has great camera techniques, and some of the best use of jump scares I’ve seen in years. None of them are cheaply used and they come sparingly. The way that the context of many scenes change…

  • Pet Sematary

    Pet Sematary

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    I was so disappointed by this. Pet Sematary is one of my all time favorite King books and adaptations. I was eagerly awaiting this. I’m not upset about the changes the film made. I like it when adaptions give us something a bit new. My criticisms aren’t with the actors. They all did a great job. My problem was that the film felt like it was on fast forward. There was no time spent developing any of the characters. It…