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  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

    A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

    ★★★½

    Part of Hooptober
    Film #12 of 40

    "Welcome to prime time, bitch!"

    The third installment in the series is an awesome time. A wild ride. Not particularly scary, Freddy hardly feels menacing, but the film still strikes a great balance between creepy and comical throughout. At times silly and weird as hell. The creativity in this series is a joy to watch, the special effects and the scares and kills are constantly inventive and nightmarish, the cast is stellar, and the soundtrack is pretty cool. A good representation of the vivid sense of creativity and camp during the 80's.

  • A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge

    A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge

    ★★★

    Part of Hooptober
    Film #11 of 40

    "I think you're seriously losing it, bro"

    What saves this sequel from being bad is a few good, gory scenes and some cool nightmares, imaginative practical effects, bold gay undertones (though a bit dated approach) considering the big anticipation around this sequel, and our protagonist's surprisingly poignant slow, mental breakdown. The whole final sequence is just bad though. I feel this could have been something great, but unfortunately it is "only" quite decent, 80's campy fun entertainment.

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  • Citizen Kane

    Citizen Kane

    ★★★★½

    So, I’ve finally seen this hugely influential and essential classic. What can I possibly say? It’s Citizen Kane! But oh yes, it's terrific. It's quite an intimidating fact that Welles starred in, wrote, produced and directed probably the most influential film of all time at an age of 25. Well, I still have a few years to accomplish something like that.

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  • Diabolique

    Diabolique

    ★★★★

    Part of Hooptober
    Film #10 of 40

    What an intriguing and Hitchcock-level suspenseful horror-thriller. I personally found it a bit lacking in atmosphere and a bit lacking in tight pacing, but its nevertheless a joy to lean back and let the plot with the interesting mystery slowly unfold and keep me guessing up till the very end. It goes from thriller to horror in the last 10 minutes or so, which is where the real cinematic magic happens, and it is just pure nail-biting, dreadful stuff. Wish it ended a bit differently though. Overall, this french classic surely holds up.