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  • Sole Survivor

    Sole Survivor

    ★★★★½

    “This woman has cheated death. Now, Death wants to even the score."

    Suspenseful, esoteric slow-burn creepfest opens with wide open shots of a small town’s street at night, immediately setting the tone I go bonkers for as Sole Survivor begins its descent into claustrophobic dress building with effective lighting, an eerie score, the appearance of recently deceased zombie-like death spectres, and the subtle sounds of a storm brewing—all key contributing factors in the carefully constructed ominous atmosphere... drenched in a…

  • Zombie Flesh Eaters

    Zombie Flesh Eaters

    ★★★★★

    The ultimate tropical undead jam. 91 minutes of Fulci travelogue mixed with iconic grotesque gutmunching synched to the metronomic soundwaves of tribal beats and pulsating Fabio Frizzi, as Fulci immediately drops us into a Voodoo Undead Nightmare—filled with sinewy flesh ripping, shark fighting, headshot hospital deaths, Molotov cocktails, THE eye gouge of the century, throat shredding, and rising conquistadors... slow boiled before overflowing with a cataclysmic non stop chaotic armageddon final act as the world goes down like a sinking…

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  • Phantom of the Paradise

    Phantom of the Paradise

    ★★★★★

    “I think the Juicy Fruits are gonna dig it.”

    All timer for me... there’s so many amazingly wonderful thing I could say about this movie but I’m at loss on how to describe how much I adore Phantom of the Paradise. It could easily fit into my top four at any given second.

  • The Great Alligator

    The Great Alligator

    ★★★

    Giant alligator, Barbara Bach, angry natives, privileged white folk vacationing and eventually slaughtered by said giant gator, the jungle, arrows, snakes, bamboo bridges, car crashes, explosions, and a mural cave dwelling ex priest turned gator guru.

    There’s a lot going on in this absurd gatorsploitation jam from Sergio Martino... and it has many faults, but I’m happy to report that being ridiculous fun is not one of them.

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  • Halloween

    Halloween

    ★★★★

    There’s a lot to unpack here, and I’ll start of by saying my immediate reaction walking out of the theater was that I liked it, despite definitly having some issues... so I went home and let it simmer for a while... 

    The first act didn’t jive with me, but once Michael obtained the mask, or for that matter anytime the Shape was on screen I thought it was dynamite, exactly how I’d want to see The Shape shift through houses…

  • The Ritual

    The Ritual

    ★★★★

    As much as I admit to liking cheesy jump scares and sometimes dumb teenager based horror, David Bruckner’s The Ritual is exactly the kind of adult dread jam I was looking for: an unsettling, moody picture that’s both beautifully shot and well acted, all while drenched in a specific atmosphere that I f’n love. 

    Utilizing the incredible landscape for some truly beautiful images, Bruckner’s film (based on novel of the same name) mixes elements of things we’ve seen before, executed…