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  • The Being

    The Being

    ★★★★

    Part of Hoop-Tober V

    Film #9: The Being (1983) Prime HD
    [2 women directed films 1/2]

    This was pretty much every thing I could want from a cheap, goofy monster/slasher flick! Jackie Kong really adds a lot of style and a distinctive sense of humor (something she goes a little overboard on in her other horror film, Blood Diner), it's a bummer her career was so short. This is a B-movie that fully embraces every bit of its silliness, without…

  • Spontaneous Combustion

    Spontaneous Combustion

    ★★

    Part of Hoop-Tober V

    Film #8: Spontaneous Combustion (1990) Prime HD
    [Tobe Hooper 1/2]

    I rented this once when I was a kid. Didn't finish it.

    I started watching it again five years ago. Didn't finish it.

    Tonight. I finished it. It is finished. The last time I'm watching Spontaneous Combustion.

    I just cannot get into this movie's groove. It takes way too long to get going, and even once it does I just don't care at all about this…

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  • Fire in the Sky

    Fire in the Sky

    ★★★½

    Ten minutes of "Fire in the Sky" are among the scariest in any film I've ever seen. They terrified me as a child, and continue to terrify me as an adult. It's a really effective and haunting segment, unfortunately you have to wait nearly an hour and a half to get to it. The rest of the (wayyy) overlong film is fine, and I like the actors (even if they have pretty much nothing to do), but it feels like a made-for-TV drama treading water for most of it's runtime.

    Still... Those ten minutes!! "Spacesuits." Chills.

  • Frankenhooker

    Frankenhooker

    ★★★★

    Part of my Hoop-Tober challenge - Tales from the Black Bramford

    Film #2 - Frankenhooker

    Going from 1939's Son of Frankenstein to 1990's Frankenhooker was quite a leap! Haha. But one that illustrates how fruitful the central premise can be. There were dozens of Frankenstein films between, yet this still manages to be fresh and original.

    Having seen Basket Case and Brain Damage, this was my third venture into the world of Frank Henenlotter, and one that I had been…