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  • Last Year at Marienbad
  • Apocalypse Now
  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
  • The Holy Mountain

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  • Witchouse

    ★★★½

  • Scooby-Doo! and the Goblin King

    ★★★½

  • Hellraiser: Deader

    ★★★

  • Thir13en Ghosts

    ★★★★

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  • Witchouse

    Witchouse

    nothing great here but its above-average for 1999 Full Moon. this rip-off of "night of the demons" and "black sunday" is one of the better david decoteau movies i've seen. its another of his many filler-filled horror movies where some generic college kids are stuck in one location to have softcore love scenes & spend minutes walking halls looking for a monster who rarely appears. but the budget allowed for a bigger location and exploring more geography. the acting is bad…

  • Scooby-Doo! and the Goblin King

    Scooby-Doo! and the Goblin King

    i couldn't totally connect with this one because of its overly kiddie & disney tone but this is for sure the most ambitious & expensive of the "what's new, scooby-doo?" era films. they usually feel like long episodes of the show but this one is a throwback to the 80s movies where the monsters are real and scooby & shaggy have a terrifying slapstick adventure with them. these are fun because you see the characters really out of their formulaic element. oh man,…

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  • Texas Chainsaw Massacre

    Texas Chainsaw Massacre

    Letterboxd describes this as another sequel to the original but thank God its not. Starting a 3rd original continuity is great. The recent reboots are bogged down by explaining or honoring the original. The perfect TCM sequel will never be made because the time has passed. All they had to do was bring Sally back but instead we got a lot of mediocre slasher movies that either go "meta" & deconstruct the original or try to spawn a generic franchise for…

  • Pumpkin

    Pumpkin

    ★★★★½

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

    I hate overexplaining movies but I see too many bad reviews of good movies because reviewers can't detect symbolism or irony.

    This film, while a tribute to Douglas Sirk romantic melodramas & John Waters campy shock comedy, inverts MULHOLLAND DRIVE. The final act is a deathdream where Caroline imagines the impossible outcome where she & Pumpkin are allowed to be together while her subconscious wrestles with the guilt of suicide. The color scheme, pace, tone & director change after the scene where she…