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  • The New Centurions

    The New Centurions

    ★★★½

    Any time someone alludes to loving being a cop, the film proves that love as absolutely insane. Completely unsentimental.

  • Horror Express

    Horror Express

    ★★★★½

    "Are you telling me that an ape that lived two million years ago got out of that crate, killed the baggage man and put him in there, then locked everything up neat and tidy and got away?!"

    "Yes I am!"

    Perfect insanity.

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  • Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed

    Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed

    ★★★★

    Peter Cushing plays Dr. Frankenstein as pure monster, an arrogant misogynist thief/ murderer/rapist in his best and most charismatically evil role at Hammer. As I work through these films I'm consistently stunned at Cushing's range and ability to transform the silliest lines into maniacal musings or deeply mournful monologues. Also loving the bizarre Hammer trend of ending a film seemingly a beat too early.

  • The Mummy

    The Mummy

    ★★★½

    Christopher Lee's mummy has the most "fuck you" rampage attitude of any iteration, exploding through doorways and tearing prison bars off windows. Being a million feet tall helps too.