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  • Two Evil Eyes

    Two Evil Eyes

    ★★★½

    Christ! Rich people... Sick stuff always turns out to be rich people.
    -Det. Grogan

    The one-two punch of George A. Romero and Dario Argento adapting works of Edgar Allan Poe didn't turn out exactly how I thought it was going to. I love Romero but I automatically thought his half would end up being much weaker compared to Argento who's usually brilliant. Turns out I loved both halves almost equally.

    Admittedly Romero's "The Facts in the Case of Mr. Valdemar"…

  • The Toolbox Murders

    The Toolbox Murders

    ★★★½

    It's not about what can get in; it's about what's already here.
    -Chas Rooker

    Because of the films low ratings I went in with less than enthusiastic expectations and wasn't encouraged much when we first meet our main characters, Nell Barrows in particular. When we first meet her she is complaining about how horrible the apartment building they've just moved into is while her bumbling husband Steven tries to convince her that it isn't so bad. "Not THIS fucking couple..."…

  • Martin

    Martin

    ★★★★

    Nosferatu. Vampire! First I will save your soul, then I will destroy you. I will show you your room.
    Tada Cuda

    Possibly the most original vampire film I've ever seen. Very much a product of it's time with it's 70s grittiness and tackling social issues of the time (some still relevant), but it's premise is so damn original that it easily still stands out as an original now. Shocked that this hasn't been ripped off over the last 40 years. It probably has and I just don't realize it.

    "Martin: Portrait of a Adolescent Vampire"

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  • It Follows

    It Follows

    ★★★★

    What the fuck mom?
    -Greg Hannigan

    I've come to realize that Mrs. DuLac eventually ends up seeing all the horror films she refuses to initially watch on their original release because I'm an annoying son of a bitch that won't let things go.

    She liked it, even when she couldn't figure out what time period this story was supposed to be taking place in.

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  • The Bad Batch

    The Bad Batch

    ★★

    All the things you've done, have put you right here... with me. To life... life is The Dream. The only Dream. Cost lot to be here. Cost you an arm and a leg.
    -The Dream

    I do not consider this a horror film, but IMDB classifies it as one and that's why I watched it for Horroctober so I'm still counting it. What I do consider it to be is a wannabe-cult film. A movie that was purposely made to…

  • Saw II

    Saw II

    ★★★½

    We have to play by the fucking rules!
    -Amanda

    This one has my favorite twist in the entire franchise after the first film because it also reinforces Jigsaw's characteristics. He's many things, but a liar isn't one of them. We also get much more Tobin Bell this time around which is a huge win. His voice, demeanor, everything is just awesome. He's a feeble old man knocking on death's door and yet the most menacing thing you've ever seen.

    The…

  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2

    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2

    ★★★★

    You have one choice, boy: sex or the saw. Sex is, well... nobody knows. But the saw... the saw is family.
    -Drayton

    That line always cracks me up to the point that I think it's a masterpiece in of itself.

    Previous thoughts on the film.

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  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049

    ★★★★½

    You've never seen a miracle.
    -Sapper Morton

    I knew I wanted a Blade Runner sequel, but I had no idea what I wanted that sequel to be. Thankfully Denis Villeneuve knew exactly what I didn't know I wanted.

  • Rawhead Rex

    Rawhead Rex

    ★★★

    Get upstairs, fuckface! I can't keep God waiting!
    -Declan O'Brien

    I had two Clive Barker movies that I had never seen to pick from to watch and I figured fuck it, let's make it a Barker double bill for his birthday.

    Needless to say the sheer terror and dread that's on the page in Rawhead Rex is not exactly present in it's film adaptation. The short story is faithfully adapted, it's not a complicated story, but it's all atmosphere in…

  • Book of Blood

    Book of Blood

    ★★★½

    The dead have highways, running through the wasteland behind our lives, bearing an endless traffic of departed souls.
    -Mary Florescu

    The demented Clive Barker is 65 years old today! Picked one of his films that I had never seen to mark the occasion.

    Director John Harrison pulls off a pretty damn close adaptation of Barker's The Book of Blood and On Jerusalem Street without the actual budget to do so, which is impressive. These two stories are the "bookends" of…

  • Freddy's Nightmares: No More Mr. Nice Guy

    Freddy's Nightmares: No More Mr. Nice Guy

    ★★★

    I... am... forever.
    -Freddy Krueger

    I had no idea you could log this episode on Letterboxd. I'm guessing it was released on it's own on DVD/VHS or something as a stand alone little movie. While it certainly does not have the budget of the Nightmare on Elm Street films it still manages to be better than some of the sequels despite not giving a fuck about continuity or silliness.

    Everything else aside you have Tobe Hooper directing Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger. If anything it's historic in that regard.

  • The Mummy's Hand

    The Mummy's Hand

    ★★★

    You are very beautiful... so beautiful I'm going to make you immortal.
    -Andoheb

    People complain that the modern Mummy films are more adventure than horror (I'm most certainly one of those people), but really Universal went the adventure route over 75 years ago with it's first sequel in The Mummy's Hand. Still like it though. Here's my original review.

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