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  • The Babadook

    The Babadook

    ★★★★★

    The FINAL EPISODE of Cinema Eclectica. Listen to it Here.

    We talked about favourite horror movies, everyone else went for classics, on some scale, I decided to go for something more contemporary and within earshot of the time frame that the podcast existed in (2015-2020). The Babadook was my choice. Was good to see it again and it plays far better and with a far more considered, malicious and insidious intent when it's not playing the crowd you get at…

  • #Alive

    #Alive

    ★★

    If you are after some Korean Zombie Nonsense, watch the Train to Busan. If you've seen the train to Busan, watch Zombie for Sale. If you've seen Zombie for Sale, watch Doomsday Book - that has a great zombie segment and it's a hugely underappreciated watch. The only reason I can see to watch #alive is that it's readily accessible on Netflix. This continues Netflix's unenviable trend of releasing an almost unbroken run of awful original horror movies, I hope…

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  • It Follows

    It Follows

    ★★★★★

    A pseudo-slasher that takes an incredibly simple premise and gets a great deal of mileage out of it thanks to a knowledgeable and witty script drenched in the meta. The film cranks up the atmosphere and tension beautifully making the eventual emergence of just some guy or girl (sometimes in a state of undress) gloriously creepy. This finely tuned atmosphere and anticipation is worth a million jump scare predicated horror bores. All of this is topped up with flowing cinematography and brooding score by Disasterpeace. That score - well, they are clearly just showing off, aren't they?

  • Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key

    Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key

    ★★★★½

    Your Vice is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key. That title is amazing and this is pretty much a case of instantly becoming a fan of its director, Sergio Martino. The score by Bruno Nicolai is chock full of harpsichord gold, and its cinematography is as gorgeous as any other golden era Giallo, of which, there is one shot that knocked my socks clean off. Someone is killed on a staircase and as she is being dragged…