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  • Under the Shadow

    Under the Shadow

    ★★★½

    This djinn isn’t granting wishes...

    This flick is a great example of “less is more” and in the best of ways. The idea is that a woman and her child are under siege by a djinn in a city besieged by a war. Living under the shadow of death from supernatural and political threats, the stress is palpable. 

    The effects are subtle and the jump scares are incredibly effective. I seriously jumped on more than one occasion. 

    This film was…

  • Carnival of Souls

    Carnival of Souls

    ★★★★★

    Movies like this remind me that there are some deep cuts that I get to experience for the first time and I LOVE it. 

    What the hell have I been doing in my life that I somehow missed out on seeing Carnival of Souls. No kidding, this might be my most enjoyed movie of the year. 

    Admittedly odd, this movie is so compelling. Visually, this black and white film is rich in detail, especially if you have access to the…

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  • The Return of the Living Dead

    The Return of the Living Dead

    ★★★★★

    This movie is the only movie that I can say I've seen maybe 100 times. Legit. 100 times. I've basically memorized the script because I've seen it so many times. 

    This is the ultimate in horror comedy and is so much fun. The acting is wonderfully bad. The make up is solid. Although sometimes it's easy to see the unforgiving detail in HD, the effects hold up so well. The cast give their all and the dialogue is natural. This is a fun movie.

  • Attack the Block

    Attack the Block

    ★★★★

    Attack the Block is one hell of a ride on the seat of a dirt bike through an apartment building fighting aliens in south London with fireworks going off in the background. That is a lot to squeeze into the movie, but from start to finish you better get ready to run. This movie is so fast paced and intense. There is a lot to love here and it comes at you fast.

    Little John Boyega leads the cast and…