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  • Home Alone

    Home Alone

    ★★★★½

    The nostalgia factor is high on this one. I went to see this in the theatre when I was ten years old, along with my dad, my uncle, and my cousin. My cousin and I laughed hysterically as Kevin tortured Harry and Marv. Having grown up on Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin, Laurel and Hardy, and The Three Stooges, I've always been a sucker for some slapstick humour. In fact, Harry and Marv remind me a lot of Laurel and Hardy…

  • The Visitants

    The Visitants

    ★★★

    From Rick Sloane, the director who brought us Hobgoblins, we get a film that feels like a live action remake of an 80s cartoon that, itself, was a parody of 50s sci-fi films. This even feels tonally reminiscent, at times, of the LucasArts adventure games Maniac Mansion and Day of the Tentacle, except with the kind of trashy aesthetic you'd expect from a Rick Sloane film. If that sounds like a fun time, then this is probably for you. If,…

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  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    ★★★★★

    Hooptober 5.0: Film 32/33

    Corpses repurposed as furniture and ornamentation. Death cast as interior decorator. The aesthetic of rot and decay. A putrid, foetid atmosphere. Grainy, gritty visuals. An almost documentary like sense of realism. A genuine masterpiece of 70s horror, and one of the greatest horror films ever made. Oft imitated but rarely matched. Tobe Hooper came out of the gate swinging and knocked one out of the park. To such glorious heights did his horror debut soar, he…

  • Child's Play

    Child's Play

    ★★★★

    Daily Horror Scavenger Hunt 4 - October 2018

    Day 9: A killer inanimate object.

    Charred, melted face Chucky was pure nightmare fuel when I was a wee lad. And that bit where the head talks one last time after the body is shot through the heart, with the voice winding down, was creepy af. This still holds up pretty well, thanks to some stellar practical effects and great voice work from Brad Dourif.