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  • The Ghost
  • Hard
  • Kill Them All and Come Back Alone
  • Night Owl

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  • Mad God

    ★★★★

  • Kill Them All and Come Back Alone

    ★★★★

  • Autopsy

    ★★★★

  • Rabid

    ★★★★

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  • Mail Order Murder: The Story Of W.A.V.E. Productions

    Mail Order Murder: The Story Of W.A.V.E. Productions

    ★★★½

    A charming document of pervy ineptitude.

  • Autopsy

    Autopsy

    ★★★★

    A creepily morbid giallo with a sweaty, sun-scorched atmosphere of dread and loads of naked corpses. The heat in the city is palpable and the the sun itself is as diabolical an assailant as the killer. Nearly every character is either gloriously deranged or super-pissed off. Is everyone suffering from sunstroke? A lush Morricone score frequently skews sinister and contributes to the overall oppressive ambience. Mimsy Farmer, Barry Primus and Ray Lovelock are all great. Viewed via the Blu-ray included in the Vinegar Syndrome Forgotten Gialli Vol 3 box-set. Autopsy being the best of an enjoyable trio of films.

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  • Exorcist II: The Heretic

    Exorcist II: The Heretic

    ★★★

    As a sequel to The Exorcist? - Yes, it's a dismal failure.
    Viewed as a stand-alone, loopy, mystical/sci-fi/horror hybrid dragged along by a manic Richard Burton performance? - It's actually quite fun.
    Somehow I missed out on(avoided...) seeing this until very recently, but finally got my opportunity to view it on the big screen as part of the BFI's John Boorman retrospective.
    Seen in a Boorman context alongside the likes of 'Excalibur' and 'Zardoz', it made a lot more sense…

  • God Told Me To

    God Told Me To

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Is there a more arresting movie moment than when a malevolent, hermaphroditic, alien-Christ played by Richard Lynch invites an aghast Tony Lo Bianco to fuck the oozing mutant vagina embedded in his abdomen?

    I love you Larry Cohen.