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  • Friday the 13th

    Friday the 13th

    ★★★★

    My wife got mad at me when I told her Kevin Bacon’s death was really good in this, during the first 20 min. 
     
    She still jumped when it happened, though.

  • Gotti

    Gotti

    This may shock you, but GOTTIE, directed by E from Entourage and produced by Randal Emmet, is a very bad movie.

  • Climax

    Climax

    ★★★

    Absolute nightmare cinema. The movie you show your kids if you wanna scare them into never doing drugs.

  • It's Alive III: Island of the Alive

    It's Alive III: Island of the Alive

    ★★★½

    I just love how unpredictable not the sequels in the series are. So perfect balance of trash, world building and angry social commentary.

  • Madhouse

    Madhouse

    ★★

    Video nasty to take off my unwatched list.

  • Hell Fest

    Hell Fest

    ★★★½

    Likable characters I enjoy hanging out with as much as I like seeing them get killed. 

    Good kills. 

    Cool killer. 

    Great setting. 

    89 minutes long. 

    All the ingredients for a fun slasher film.

  • Brides of Blood

    Brides of Blood

    ★★★

    Proximity to atomic testing has resulted Blood Island crawling with over sized insects. That’s not so bad. What is bad is that most of the trees on the island have grown weird tentacle limbs that can randomly come alive and grab passers by. An American scientist, his neglected beautiful, blonde buxom wife and and a strapping philanthropist arrive at the island to find the locals freaking out and returning to the ways of their ancestors to battle the evil that…

  • Terror Is a Man

    Terror Is a Man

    ★★★½

    My first time dipping my toes into Filipino horror. TERROR IS A MAN is the first film in the BLOOD ISLAND series, and by impressions of the next three films, the ‘classy’ one. 
     
    Shot in beautiful black and white and with surprisingly good performances, it creates an atmosphere that feels more in line with The monster films of Universal, rather than cheap american drive in trash. It clearly doesn’t have the budget of those films, but the Manila island setting…

  • Candyman

    Candyman

    ★★★★

    I guess I must have been 13 or 14 when I first saw this. I remember loving the opening scene, but failed to be drawn in to the rest of the film. 
    But oh boy, does it work for me now. CANDYMAN has aged beautifully. It’s an exquisite mix of spook house jump scares, deep physiological horror, social commentary and  an examination of urban legends and the part they place in society. 
    Virginia Madsen perfectly encompasses smug, white privilege, until…

  • Combat Shock

    Combat Shock

    ★★½

    Grimey and grim exploitation film, gleefully over the top in its misery. Also it has a mutant baby.

  • Halloween

    Halloween

    ★★★★

    Second viewing and the ‘new Loomis’ stuff didn’t bother me as much. It feels very much part of the B plot and doesn’t take away from the core of the film as much as I thought the first time round.

  • Contamination

    Contamination

    ★★½

    Italian knock off of ALIEN with a pretty decent score by Goblin. 
    Fairly dull with some good unintentional laughs spread throughout, with a healthy dose of exploding bodies.