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  • You're So Cool Brewster! The Story of Fright Night

    You're So Cool Brewster! The Story of Fright Night

    ★★★½

    5 stars for the content but docked a few for the horrible Peter Vincent framing device. Took a long time to finish this but it’s a loving and thorough (very, very long) look at everything that went into making the original and its unfairly maligned sequel. They are such alluring movies on their own and it’s great to see what makes foam rubber disintegrate and the like. Did not expect such a hard pivot from Dinah Cancer to Jose Menendez. Much better than the similar doc made on Pet Sematary.

  • Savage Beach

    Savage Beach

    Teri Weigel’s bio on this site got lost on the way to LinkedIn.

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  • Suspiria

    Suspiria

    ★★★★★

    35mm original Italian print at the Music Box. Decent translation in subtitles, which were being live projected from a PowerPoint deck from the booth — they missed a few cues but mostly did OK, and really revealed how wrong the English dubbing was for this one. The sound was greatly improved tonight as well, probably because I didn’t sit in the back, and it wasn’t some deafening modern surround sound experience. Really made me appreciate the film and its use…

  • Mausoleum

    Mausoleum

    ★½

    Tawdry, nonsensical mess about a young girl torn away from her mother’s funeral who runs into the titular mausoleum, gets possessed, then later in life exhibits symptoms in line with said possession. Who knows/cares what happened to her in the intervening years, because now she’s a rich, lonely housewife, waiting for neglectful husband Marjoe Gortner and his lil electric car to get those contracts signed, and a vacation that’ll never come, when she remembers how to be possessed once again,…