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  • The Suckling

    The Suckling

    ★★★½

    Some elements of this are hilariously bad (most of the acting and dialogue, some of the camera work), while others are really impressive for a movie of any budget (the creature effects!). I'm tempted to say the creature effects are TOO good for this film, but there are a few moments of creative insanity that actually bring the film up to the level of the special effects, however briefly.

    Mostly this movie made me laugh at our ideas about what…

  • The Psychic

    The Psychic

    ★★★★

    I haven't seen enough gialli to be able to talk intelligently about how The Psychic fits into the canon, but I really enjoyed it. It's less of a surreal nightmare and more of an investigation into the murder our heroine Virginia witnesses via her psychic visions. The intermingling of the procedural and supernatural horror genres really worked for me, as did the cinematography, which is lurid without feeling seedy or overwrought. There are several lovely shots of spirals or concentric…