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posted "WITCH!" about Suspiria (1977).   October 07, 2012
**** out of ****    What is a nightmare but a string of unexplainable, sometimes unrelated events that awaken the most negative of
posted "Not bad for a kick-ass zombie action horror-thriller..." about The Horde (La Horde, 2009).   August 17, 2012
Not bad for a kick-ass zombie action hor
**1/2 out of ****    If you like your zombies served fast and your action served with a side-dish of brutality; then the French zo
posted "Gonzo entertainment! So very very fun." about Dead Alive.   August 17, 2012
Gonzo entertainment! So very
**** out of ****    I love blood. I love guts. I love gore. I love anything (artificial) that flows in large amounts, even if we a
posted "Murder as art; mystery as romance. Deep Red is the pinnacle of Dario Argento's directing career." about Deep Red.   July 26, 2012
Murder as art; mystery as romance. Deep
**** out of ****    This is the quintessential Dario Argento thriller. Examine the director's entire career - down to every last f
posted "Dark deeds on the French border." about Frontièr(s).   May 12, 2012
Dark deeds on the French border.
*** out of ****    Horror directors are a peculiar breed. With "Frontier(s)", director Xavier Gens has taken the Paris riots and e
posted "A great whodunnit thriller that comes at a time where whodunnit thrillers seem almost extinct." about The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (movie).   April 29, 2012
A great whodunnit thriller that comes at
**** out of ****    In 2002, a case involving the disappearance of a young woman from nearly sixty years ago is re-opened by the g
posted "Emotional horrors." about Martyrs.   April 11, 2012
Emotional horrors.
**** out of ****    "Martyrs" is a true - and great - horror movie in the sense that it's not the kind that is best enjoyed with p
posted "Hey...that weren't me." about Hot Fuzz (2007).   April 11, 2012
Hey...that weren't me.
**** out of ****    Nicholas Angel (Simon Pegg) finds himself the victim of "for-the-hell-of-it" logic. An intelligent, fast-talki
posted "I like - no, I love - Hitchcock, and Argento; but I do not necessarily like - or love - this movie." about Do You Like Hitchcock?.   February 23, 2012
I like - no, I love - Hitchcock, and Arg
**1/2 out of ****    As a devote fan of director Dario Argento's work in the horror genre, ranging exclusively from the 70's to th
posted "Fun, engaging giallo thriller from the master himself: Dario Argento." about Opera.   January 28, 2012
Fun, engaging giallo thriller from the m
*** out of ****    As the opening credits for "Opera" begin to roll, we get a glimpse of a black bird, a Raven; perched somewhere
posted "Dog Days." about Straw Dogs.   December 24, 2011
Dog Days.
**** out of ****    Sam Peckinpah's "Straw Dogs" is a stirring, often times riveting thriller; a film about violence, emotional de
commented on review of Inside (2007), "Stuck Inside My Mind".   December 04, 2011
commented on review of Suspiria (1977), "It's The Stuff That Nightmares Are Made Of".   December 04, 2011
commented on review of The Beyond, "And You Will Live In Terror".   November 16, 2011
posted "Disgusting, revolting, and absolutely essential." about Salo.   November 13, 2011
Disgusting, revolting, and absolutely es
**** out of ****     Some films make you happy, some make you sad; quite a few leave you sappy, others leave you glad. Film is a v
posted "Fulci's one-and-only true masterpiece of surreal terror." about The Beyond.   October 25, 2011
Fulci's one-and-only true masterpiece of
**** out of ****     How can something as violent, gruesome, disgusting, and relentlessly grotesque as "The Beyond" also be so mys
posted "One of Argento's weakest - and most disappointing - features." about Phantom of the Opera (1998 movie).   October 25, 2011
One of Argento's weakest - and most disa
*1/2 out of ****    It's awfully difficult to see passion in a film project when the filmmaker behind it wrongs more than he right
posted "Kevin Smith's best." about Chasing Amy.   September 25, 2011
Kevin Smith's best.
**** out of ****     Kevin Smith is not a filmmaker. He isn't even a director; yet, he's always been labeled as one. Perhaps this
posted "One of the most inspiring films of all time." about Cinema Paradiso.   September 17, 2011
One of the most inspiring films of all t
**** out of ****     Cinema begins with a childlike fascination and only ends when all lights turn out and all dark corners have b
posted "Tense, entertaining British thriller." about Eden Lake.   September 10, 2011
Tense, entertaining British thriller.
*** out of ****     "Eden Lake", like "Saw", "Deliverance", and many others before it; is marketed and consistently labeled as a h
posted "Disappointing early effort from Italian master-of-horror Dario Argento." about Four Flies on Grey Velvet(4 mosche di velluto grigio).   August 30, 2011
Disappointing early effort from Italian
** out of ****     There are moments where I love Dario Argento ("Deep Red", "Suspiria", and "Phenomena") and then there are also
posted "A movie that deserves no respect, no stars, no points, no nothing. Spit upon it every chance you get" about The New York Ripper.   August 06, 2011
A movie that deserves no respect, no sta
Zero stars out of ****     Violence is not anything remotely new when it comes to Lucio Fulci flicks, or me. I'm used to the conce
posted "Quite possibly as great as "Psycho" when it comes to psychological thriller-character-studies." about Peeping Tom.   July 18, 2011
Quite possibly as great as "Psycho" when
**** out of ****     When Michael Powell's "Peeping Tom" first released in 1960, it was the unfortunate and melancholy end of a gr
posted "Silent night, holy night." about Black Christmas.   July 13, 2011
Silent night, holy night.
***1/2 out of ****     Who says all Christmas movies need to be sentimental and sweet? "Black Christmas" is a rather tasteless hol
posted "Unforgettable, twisted, brilliant, and nostalgic. An unsettling night at the movies." about Inside (2007).   June 20, 2011
Unforgettable, twisted, brilliant, and n
**** out of ****     What you expect to go into a horror film is to be terrified. Sometimes horrified. Sometimes amused. Sometimes
posted "Laugh, and the world laughs with you. Weep, and you weep alone." about Oldboy.   May 23, 2011
Laugh, and the world laughs with you. We
**** out of ****     Few films go as in-depth into the concept of revenge as Park Chan-Wook's "Oldboy" does. There are so many rev
posted "The horror! The perversion!" about Tenebre.   May 17, 2011
The horror! The perversion!
** out of ****     There's always a speculation that an author gets their ideas from somewhere; from someone, and from something.
posted "The Spanish spirit in the hall." about The Orphanage.   May 17, 2011
The Spanish spirit in the hall.
**** out of ****     We ask a lot out of the horror genre and the filmmakers involved, and often get nothing in return. Remakes ar
posted "The art-house exorcism." about Requiem.   May 14, 2011
The art-house exorcism.
*** out of ****     "Requiem" is a rather ingenious and intelligently plotted little drama that also doubles as some sort of horro
posted "Are you the demon "Lo"?" about Lo.   May 14, 2011
Are you the demon "Lo"?
*** out of ****     "Lo" might just be one of the best horror-comedies you've never heard of. It's an indie effort from writer-and
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