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reviewed Suspiria (1977). October 07, 2012
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Suspiria (1977)
**** out of ****    What is a nightmare but a string of unexplainable, sometimes unrelated events that awaken the most negative of emotions from within us whilst we are not actually, …
reviewed Altered (2006). October 07, 2012
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Altered (2006)
*** out of ****    The location is Florida; the middle of some woods that rests apparently not very far from or on a farm. Three men find themselves there at night, clearly hunting …
reviewed Dummy. September 26, 2012
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Dummy
*** out of ****    Greg Pritikin's "Dummy" is more or less significantly unlike most films that deal with the narrative theme of ventriloquism in an attempt to generate both laughs …
reviewed Jiro Dreams of Sushi. September 16, 2012
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Jiro Dreams of Sushi
*** out of ****    I have a love-hate relationship with seafood. I don't like to say that I like it because that usually implies that I enjoy the taste of fish - obviously a top item …
reviewed Superfly (1972). August 27, 2012
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Superfly (1972)
***1/2 out of ****    Priest (Ron O'Neal) is a NYC cocaine dealer trying to figure out where he stands in both the business and in life. On the business side of things, he is successful …
reviewed Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist (2005). August 17, 2012
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Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist (2005)
** out of ****    Here's the story of "Dominion: Prequel to The Exorcist". It's a long and complicated one. Somewhere between 2004 and 2005, production had begun on a prequel to "The …
reviewed C.H.U.D. (1984). August 17, 2012
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C.H.U.D. (1984)
*1/2 out of ****    With a title that literally serves as an acronym for Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dweller, "C.H.U.D." probably wants to be a whole lot crazier than it actually …
reviewed The Dark Knight Rises (2012 film). July 26, 2012
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The Dark Knight Rises
*** out of ****    Eight years after The Joker terrorized Gotham; Lieutenant Jim Gordon (Gary Oldman) has assumed the role of Commissioner and the city has finally been met with peace. …
reviewed The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (movie). April 29, 2012
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The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2010)
**** out of ****    In 2002, a case involving the disappearance of a young woman from nearly sixty years ago is re-opened by the girl's great granduncle, Henrik Vanger (Sven-Bertil …
reviewed Mister Lonely (2008). April 11, 2012
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Mister Lonely (2008)
*** out of ****    After he made "Julien Donkey-Boy" in 1999, writer-director/provocateur Harmony Korine's already unstable life came crashing down upon him like a big ol' wave. A …
reviewed Julien Donkey-Boy (1992). April 11, 2012
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Julien Donkey-Boy (1992)
*** out of ****    You know, the longer I go on in life; the less faith I develop in the opinions of professional movie critics. Here we have wealthy consumerists who get paid to evaluate …
reviewed Asylum (1972). April 02, 2012
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Asylum (1972)
*** out of ****    It's come to my attention that horror anthologies were quite popular in the decade of the 1970's. I've seen gems like Mario Bava's "Black Sabbath", and I'm well-aware …
reviewed Drive (2011 film). March 15, 2012
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Drive (2011 film)
**** out of ****    A lone, unnamed driver (Ryan Gosling) takes a nightly stroll through Los Angeles; with the illuminating city lights making way for the path that is the road. The …
reviewed Grace. March 01, 2012
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Grace Paul Solet
*** out of ****      A baby's cry - no, a baby's scream - is quite possibly one of the most annoying sounds known to mankind; this is something that both writer-director Paul …
reviewed Hatchet for the Honeymoon - 1969 (1974). March 01, 2012
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Hatchet for the Honeymoon - 1969 (1974)
*** out of ****    Mario Bava, one of the great pioneers for the horror genre as well as the famed "Giallo" sub-genre that it claims, has never been one to abandon his signature style …
reviewed Gummo (1997). January 28, 2012
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Gummo (1997)
*** out of ****    Harmony Korine has been hit with some pretty harsh criticism ever since he wrote "Kids" for Larry Clark, who directed it. It doesn't help that his debut as a filmmaker, …
reviewed Frozen (movie). January 28, 2012
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Frozen (movie)
*** out of ****    The trio of protagonists in Adam Green's "Frozen" - Parker (Emma Bell), Dan (Kevin Zegers), and Joe (Shawn Ashmore) - find themselves in a sticky situation. They've …
reviewed Rare Exports Movie. December 30, 2011
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Rare Exports Movie
***1/2 out of ****    "Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale" is a deliciously deceptive (and unexpected) mixture of horror, action/adventure, and dark comedy. If you've been a movie buff …
reviewed Bride of Re-Animator (1989). December 30, 2011
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Bride of Re-Animator (1989)
** out of ****      "Bride of Re-Animator" is a nearly bad movie saved by a few inspired moments of intended lunacy. A sequel (and somewhat of a re-hash) to Stuart Gordon's …
reviewed Borderland. December 24, 2011
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Borderland
*1/2 out of ****    "Borderland" is the kind of horror film that most genre fans will right up. One minute, it's an easy-going dramedy about three friends chasing beaver, and in another; …
reviewed Fright Night (2011 remake). December 24, 2011
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Fright Night (2011 remake)
*** out of ****    I have some fond memories of Tom Holland's "Fright Night" from when I watched it just a few months back; and it's upon those very memories that I built my expectations …
reviewed Night on Earth (1992). December 24, 2011
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Night on Earth (1992)
**** out of ****    Jim Jarmusch understands human beings. The way I see it, he has lived out his life observing them; forever fascinated by the things they say, the ways in which …
reviewed The Changeling. November 30, 2011
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The Changling
*** out of ****    "The Changeling" is a crafty, sly, and wholesomely effective horror film that takes inspiration from all over the place; yet it isn't messy. It's a good old fashioned …
reviewed Big Night (Slip) (1996). November 13, 2011
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Big Night (Slip) (1996)
**** out of ****     I love food. I love Italians. Lastly, I also love New Jersey, especially the shore area; mind the parts popularized by MTV's trashy television series "Jersey Shore". …
reviewed Submarine. November 06, 2011
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Submarine
**** out of ****     Oliver Tate (Craig Roberts) is a lonely, loveless, confused young intellectual. Still at the High School age, he lives off of his delusions (that his peers adore …
reviewed House on Haunted Hill (1959 film). October 25, 2011
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House on Haunted Hill (1959)
**** out of ****     I had no idea that the concepts of Camp had originated from so far back in cinematic time, but "House on Haunted Hill" proves, furthermore, that such things existed …
reviewed Inferno (1980). October 09, 2011
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Inferno (1980)
*** out of ****     Dario Argento is easily one of my favorite Italian filmmakers, at least when it comes to the genre he is most well-known for working in. Argento, much like those …
reviewed Grotesque. October 09, 2011
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Grotesque
Zero stars out of ****     "Grotesque". Seldom has a film been given such an appropriate name. Judging by that name alone, the viewer is able to determine what they will see, what …
reviewed Cat In The Brain. October 09, 2011
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Get Brained
*** out of ****     Lucio Fulci; now there's a name you may know. He's often cited as a master of horror; an outstanding genre director who preferred making gore flicks to anything …
reviewed Scream. October 09, 2011
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Scream
**** out of ****     A beautiful young woman (Drew Barrymore) is stalked, manipulated, tricked, psychologically tortured, and eventually killed in the comfort of her own home. It begins …
reviewed The Reeds (2009). October 02, 2011
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The Reeds (2009)
*** out of ****     I didn't expect to have as much fun as I ended up having with "The Reeds". It's a horror film with an interesting premise, as well as plenty of somewhat overused …
reviewed Human Nature (2002). September 17, 2011
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Human Nature (2002)
**1/2 out of ****      "Human Nature" almost works. It's ambitious and intriguing, but its one fatal flaw is that its reach seems to exceed its grasp; if only in small moments. There …
reviewed Enter The Void. September 04, 2011
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Enter The Void
**** out of ****    If you thought that Gasper Noe's "Irreversible" was an assault on the senses and the stomach, then you haven't seen anything yet, or at least, you haven't until …
reviewed Beyond The Darkness. August 22, 2011
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Beyond The Darkness
*1/2 out of ****     "Beyond the Darkness", also known as "Buio Omega", or perhaps even "The Final Darkness" (whatever, just call it one of the three) is a lazy Italian gore flick …
reviewed Life During Wartime (2010). August 12, 2011
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Life During Wartime (2010)
**1/2 out of ****      Todd Solondz is a brilliant mind. And he will always be a brilliant mind. He caught my eye when I first saw his controversial second-feature "Happiness", and …
reviewed YELLOWBRICKROAD. August 12, 2011
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YELLOWBRICKROAD
*1/2 out of ****     Whenever I write a negative review for a low-budget, independently-made horror film, I'm not lacking in encouragement towards the filmmakers. By all means, I do …
reviewed Lake Mungo (2008). August 01, 2011
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Lake Mungo (2008)
**1/2 out of ****     "Lake Mungo" is an ambitious film, and I wouldn't for a second tell anybody to steer clear of seeing it, but I feel as if its reach exceeds its grasp, perhaps …
reviewed Don't Torture a Duckling (1972). July 16, 2011
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Don't Torture a Duckling (1972)
***1/2 out of ****     Here's a horror film with something to say. "Don't Torture a Duckling" is one of Lucio Fulci's most thoughtful, most interesting films; and also one of his best. …
reviewed The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988). July 13, 2011
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The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988)
*** out of ****     Wes Craven's horror films have always had a way of drawing me in. This is why I watch them; and this is why I even like a couple of them. While "Scream" and "A …
reviewed Unknown (2011 movie). July 09, 2011
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Unknown
**1/2 out of ****     It doesn't take a person of extreme intelligence to realize that Liam Neeson is a registered ass-kicker. The 59-year-old actor has appeared in many very cool, …
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