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  • The Car

    The Car

    ★★★

    It was probably inspired by Duel and it could have inspired Christine, but this is the story about The Car that was up to no good and started making trouble in his neighbourhood. James Brolin plays the local sheriff tasked with taking down this rogue vehicle. Ronny Cox plays his emotional wreck deputy with the all the crackpot theories about the car's origin and motivation.

    Is the car possessed, is there a ghost driver, or is there a vengeful person…

  • Hellbound: Hellraiser II

    Hellbound: Hellraiser II

    ★★

    Cenobites are people, too...

    I hate that I've started to need more out of my horror film viewing experience. I used to be fine with a movie only having gratuitous violence and nothing else. Recently, I've been needing a little more substance. I think it's because of the slow burn / less violent / well-written horror flicks that have come out lately such as It Follows, The Witch, A Quiet Place, The Conjuring, etc.

    Enter Hellbound. It's quite violent, but…

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  • The Howling

    The Howling

    ★★★★

    Classic '80s werewolf flick, originally released only 4 months prior the werewolf benchmark film, An American Werewolf In London. The transformation scenes are similar between the two movies (future multi-Oscar winner Rick Baker started on this picture before hopping onto AAWIL,) but still different enough to stand on their own. The bladder effects work reminded me of The Beast Within which came out a year after. Solid screenplay by John Sayles who would go on write such films as Eight…

  • The Gallows

    The Gallows

    ½

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

    No need to sugarcoat, this movie is a piece of shit to the highest caliber. Like one of the glorious ones that could be described in a version of The Aristocrats joke. No less than 5 people walked out of the advanced screening that I was attending and the theatre wasn't very full to begin with so 5 people was a pretty high percentage. It's worth noting that in the same calendar year, I've seen one of the best horrors…