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  • The Thing
  • Prince of Darkness
  • In the Mouth of Madness
  • The Void

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  • The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It

    ★★½

  • The Believer

  • Blood Moon

    ★★★

  • Stay Out of the Attic

    ★★

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  • Unearth

    Unearth

    ★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I watched “Unearth” due to the nostalgia factor of Adrienne Barbeau and Marc Blucas, and I had the sense that it was eco-horror from the description since the focus is fracking and farmland, etc. I didn’t expect to be 45 minutes in and still wondering if I had stumbled into some kind of odd farmer-drama soap opera. The characters are simply unlikeable. I hate to make a blanket statement like that given the quality of most of the acting—it’s good…

  • Deadgirl

    Deadgirl

    ★★

    Note: I didn't finish it because I lost interest. The two stars here are for a certain gritty visual appeal and all of the (latent? intentional?--it was supposed to be a "black comedy," right?) homoeroticism between the two protagonists that made me laugh a couple of times before I moved on.

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  • Lake Mungo

    Lake Mungo

    ★★★½

    I rewatched this film this morning after spotting it on the 'featured' page on Shudder. I had a relatively fond recollection of it, but I couldn't remember details. For some reason, like many folks, I think that I mentally placed it under that general umbrella of 'found footage'/'immersive horror' and filed it away as part of a general mainstream trend at the time; however, it's not that at all. "Mockumentary" doesn't really set well with me either, since there's a…

  • Black Mountain Side

    Black Mountain Side

    ★★½

    For a while there, I thought the other reviewers of this watched another film. The first part of "Black Mountain Side" is pret-ty rough: halted lines, awkward interactions, etc. The pacing is slow, which is fine with me, but the shots linger too long at times (well beyond what's necessary)...and that combined with the awkwardness of interactions makes it feel more like an attempt at mumblecore than a Horror movie. It does get a bit better as it moves along…