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  • Basket Case 2

    Basket Case 2

    ★★★★

    ***OctHorror Fest 2018: Rise of the Sequels***

    If you ask any self proclaimed Tapehead what an essential video store rental for the collection would be, if they've seen a Frank Henenlotter film, they'd say Basket Case, Brain Damage, and Frankenhooker. Henenlotter was once among the best sleazy horror film directors of his day, and there's no better example of this than his debut feature, Basket Case, a grimy, fucked up low budget flick about a man struggling to live a…

  • Phantasm: Ravager

    Phantasm: Ravager

    ★★½

    OctHorror Fest 2018: Rise of the Sequels***

    I want you to picture this: it's 1979, and you've just gotten out of the cinema after witnessing the chilling and eye-catching Phantasm. You loved it. It had a great mythos set up, good creepy atmosphere, and some creatively horrific imagery. And with the movie ending on a cliffhanger you know there will be a sequel soon enough so the studio can squeeze every last cent out of this story.

    Fast forward nine…

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  • St. Elmo's Fire

    St. Elmo's Fire

    Charade has often been called the greatest Alfred Hitchcock film NOT made by Alfred Hitchcock. Well I'm here to say that St. Elmo's Fire is the worst John Hughes movie John Hughes never made.

    St Elmo's Fire is supposed to be a coming-of-age film about the whirlwind drama and fear that comes with graduating from college and becoming an independent person. But I feel like Joel Schumacher (Batman & Robin) was way over his head when he made this. This felt…

  • Godzilla

    Godzilla

    ★★★½

    Well after a long ten year sleep, Godzilla has risen again for the sixtieth anniversary of the monster's inception. This marks the first Godzilla film made in America in sixteen years, and I'm here to ask the question, was it worth the wait?

    This time instead of an established director like Roland Emmerich (Independence Day), we get fresh blood in Gareth Edwards (Monsters) at the helm. The film starts off kind of rocky, with an unoriginal plot about a man…