SamLenz

I’m just a weirdo that loves horror, sci-fi, and writing about it.

Favorite films

  • Halloween
  • The Lost Boys
  • Chopping Mall
  • Tucker and Dale vs. Evil

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  • Straight Outta Nowhere: Scooby-Doo! Meets Courage the Cowardly Dog

    ★★★★

  • Blankman

    ★★★

  • The Lost Boys

    ★★★★★

  • Tremors

    ★★★★★

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  • Evil Dead II

    Evil Dead II

    ★★★★★

    This was, to put it simply, groovy. 

    “Swallow this.”

    I think I have a crush on Bruce Campbell now...

  • Freaky

    Freaky

    ★★★★½

    A movie made for anyone who saw The Hot Chick and thought, “this would be so much better with gory murder and Vince Vaughn.” In other words, I adore this movie.

    Full review on Back Lot 605.

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  • Straight Outta Nowhere: Scooby-Doo! Meets Courage the Cowardly Dog

    Straight Outta Nowhere: Scooby-Doo! Meets Courage the Cowardly Dog

    ★★★★

    A perfect combo of classic Scooby-Doo and Courage. While it might be the weirdest animated Scooby film, it contains a lot more hallmarks of the classic television shows than other recent efforts. The crossover I never would have thought to do, but it’s a perfect pairing. Would watch ten more Scooby/Courage flicks!

  • Blankman

    Blankman

    ★★★

    Blankman is a movie at odds with itself. It wants to satirize both the campy, ‘60s superhero shows, but also takes aim at the darker, post-Batman vibes so prevalent in the ‘90s. It does both fairly well, and there are some laughs to be had. However, the erection jokes get old quickly, and the tonal whiplash keeps this from being a total success.

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  • Tremors

    Tremors

    ★★★★★

    Perfection ain’t just the name of the town, it’s also how I feel about the whole damn movie. And to see this as a packed late night screening at the State Theatre? Shiiiiit. What an experience, man.

  • The Lost Boys

    The Lost Boys

    ★★★★★

    I got to see my favorite movie at my favorite movie theater (the Sioux Falls State Theatre). I tell you, dear reader, I teared up when the opening notes of “Cry Little Sister” rang out through the surround sound system. I also teared up at multiple other points of the movie, just out of sheer joy. This movie means so much to me. Kiefer Sutherland is incredible, and my favorite horror villain. The Frog Brothers. Corey Haim. Corey Haim’s incredible…