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  • Movie House Massacre

    Movie House Massacre

    ★★★½

    That sound effect every time the door opens was beginning to drive me nuts. Where was this theatre located, the Death Star?‎

    There were lengthy chunks of Blood Theatre when I was truly laughing every minute. The other parts of the film were just plain dopey. Needless to say, it was a fun time. An illogical, unpredictable, and screwy supernatural slasher anomaly. Also, 80's Mary Woronov. 

  • Deep Red

    Deep Red

    ★★★★★

    Deep Red has technically been in my collection since 2005, when Mill Creek released it in its "Chilling Classics" 50-movie DVD box set that retailed for about $20. I knew that Argento was a special filmmaker, so I wasn't about to watch a low-quality, probably cut, bargain version of this film. Fast-forward 13 years, overlook the Anchor Bay and Blue Underground editions, and I can finally check off The Hatchet Murders from my mental to-watch list. Anything is possible through…

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  • The Bird with the Crystal Plumage

    The Bird with the Crystal Plumage

    ★★★★½

    Isn't it curious how Suspiria has a literal crystal-plumaged bird in it and this film has none?

    I've had Argento's first feature in my collection for a number of years, neglecting it because I, for some reason, associated it with Four Flies on Grey Velvet, which I thought was just so-so. Upon finally viewing it, it strikes me as more similar to Black Belly of the Tarantula, a very good giallo indeed.

    We can see an inkling of the violence…

  • The Toxic Avenger

    The Toxic Avenger

    ★★★★

    The only avenger that matters.