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  • Frightmare

    Frightmare

    ★★★½

    I don’t know what Jackie was thinking. I mean, and I can’t repeat this enough: her mother was CERTIFIED SANE!!!
    You just don't argue with a diagnosis like that.

  • Urban Legend

    Urban Legend

    ★★★

    Jesus, are colleges in America really so full of such horrible people? Every five minutes in Urban Legend, someone will go out of their way to be publicly nasty to someone, while a whole crowd looks adoringly on. Thank fuck there's an unstoppable serial killer around to take each of these assholes out in creative fashion (not to mention commendably disciplined to study a book of urban legends and make sure each murder conforms to one of them).
    When people…

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  • Wrong Turn

    Wrong Turn

    ★★★½

    Although this is very much a total rip-off of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, I think it's a pretty good quality one. Yes, the premise is thin as carbon paper and the characters are about as three-dimensional - but it's also just as BLACK!
    Honestly, at the risk of completely underestimating the challenges of making a good movie, I do feel there is one golden rule for making horror films of this ilk, and that is, no matter what, ramp up…

  • The House of the Devil

    The House of the Devil

    ★★★★

    In some ways, this is better on a second viewing, because you don't get distracted worrying about whether or not anything is going to happen in the final act.
    So, this time around, I could pay more attention to the way this film has been meticulously crafted. The acting, the music, the sound design in general - pretty amazing that a 28-year-old could helm something this assured.
    Actually, for a film which takes its time so much, there's really no…