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  • Fangs of the Living Dead

    Fangs of the Living Dead

    ★★

    Hooptober VI: Day 30

    I'm a big fan of Amando de Ossorio's Blind Dead films, even if they tend to drag in parts. Perhaps he was still finding his footing at this point in his career, but it's also clear that there are some major limitations here. As another reviewer points out, not enough of the gothic setting is explored here. We have the same sets being used for multiple scenes, and even worse, the same wardrobe and hair for…

  • Bones

    Bones

    ★★★½

    Hooptober VI: Day 29

    I love Bones. I love the cast, the spooky house, the tragic backstory, everything. I'm not sure why this movie isn't on Blu-ray, perhaps it's in part due to a release date that fell right around the bourgeoning era of dvd's. Like the VHS boom 20 years prior, a flood of movies came into video stores and the market was saturated with horror films with snazzy covers. Somehow Ernest Dickerson's Bones has yet to find its…

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  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off

    Ferris Bueller's Day Off

    ½

    This guy is a psycho, right? I'll truly never understand his appeal. He's so blatantly privileged, spoiled and manipulative to his friends and family. I went to school with people like this, was I the only person sick of their shit? If there was a redeemable trait in his character I would feel more apt to cheer him on as he pushes everyone around to mend to his desires.

    The only way to watch this movie is to follow up…

  • Orca: The Killer Whale

    Orca: The Killer Whale

    ★★

    Hooptober V: Day 02

    This Jaws ripoff didn't quite meet the so-bad-it's-good expectations previous reviews had given me. One of the issues is the truly remarkable elements Orca has going for it. Right off the bat we're treated to the film's beautiful score alongside some impressive shots of the killer whales. Ennio Morricone's composition proves no matter which film he was working on, the man could deliver. As far as the rubber orca used in the film's action scenes, I…