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  • The House of the Laughing Windows

    The House of the Laughing Windows

    ★★★★★

    Opting for the rural backdrop rather than cosmopolitan, The House with Laughing Windows lives deliciously within confines of the folk horror milieu, lacking the well documented motifs so commonly attributed to the giallo in favor of menacingly unstoppable atmosfear.

    Establishing an eeriness from the get go with a disturbing opening (among the genre’s best) before throwing us into the fray with morbid paintings, deranged townsfolk and the local diabolical underbelly, the sinister looking (laughing) windows, and a seething/unforgettable final twist…

  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    ★★★★★

    A trip to no-hopesville that spirals into unhinged southern gothic terror.

    A beautifully shot slice of sun-choked Texas sizzle that’s 110% certified grade-A impenetrable to criticism grizzle... and one of the most important films ever made—horror in its purist form. The kind of raw sweat-drenched monolithic genre art that extinguishes a symbolic flame of hope inside of you, leaving but an empty husk of a viewer... forever changed.

    The ultimate horror film.

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  • Play Misty for Me

    Play Misty for Me

    ★★★½

    Psychological thriller with signature 70’s laid back so-cal Eastwood hangout vibes that tilts more and more into the giallo realm—especially the finale with its jazzy almost Goblin-esque score. A very fine directorial debut from Eastwood, complete with gorgeous cinematography, small cast with super solid performances (especially Jessica Walter), amazing 70’s wardrobes, a swell soundtrack, and a nice little Don Siegel cameo.

    Cool movie, definite lazy day hangout vibez

  • His Name was King

    His Name was King

    ★★½

    Decent enough spaghetti jam—enjoyable but not groundbreaking, ultimately saved by Richard Harrison, Klaus Kinski, and a pretty damn memorable tune. Just the kind of late night linguini I was looking for before calling it a day.

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  • In the Tall Grass

    In the Tall Grass

    ★★★½

    Lawn of the Dead.

  • Halloween

    Halloween

    ★★★★

    There’s a lot to unpack here, and I’ll start of by saying my immediate reaction walking out of the theater was that I liked it, despite definitly having some issues... so I went home and let it simmer for a while... 

    The first act didn’t jive with me, but once Michael obtained the mask, or for that matter anytime the Shape was on screen I thought it was dynamite, exactly how I’d want to see The Shape shift through houses…