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  • The Nightmare Before Christmas

    The Nightmare Before Christmas

    ★★★★★

    Still a classic.

  • Kong: Skull Island

    Kong: Skull Island

    ★★★★★

    Somehow I did not review this when I originally saw it in the drive-in on release. It is an amazingly fun action romp with one of the finest Samuel L. Jackson performances. If I have a complaint, it's that the needle drops in the first 25 minutes are a bit on the nose. But damn if this isn't a ton of fun, and I can't wait for Godzilla vs. Kong.

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  • The Beyond

    The Beyond

    ★★★★★

    October Horrors 2013 #17:

    My favorite of Fulci's films, a true classic. Some of the people I know who've seen it complain about the odd lapses in the plot, but I think of it as a glorious fever dream. It doesn't have the narrative coherence of Zombie, but it's of a piece with both City Of The Living Dead and House By The Cemetery in its weirdness. Plus it has some amazing gore effects, and one of my favorite endings ever.

    (I still don't get the cover art over there, though. It really has nothing to do with the movie.)

  • The Prowler

    The Prowler

    ★★★★

    October Horrors 2013 #30:

    Fun slasher from the director of Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter. In 1945, on the night of the Avalon Bay graduation dance someone killed Rosemary Chatham and then disappeared. 35 years later, there's going to be a dance again. But someone doesn't want it to happen, and starts killing again. Can Deputy Mark and his girlfriend save the day and stop the killer?

    A highly entertaining slasher film from the prime era (marred slightly by…