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  • Get Out
  • Deep Red
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  • The Evil Dead

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  • Carter

    ★★★½

  • The Evil Dead

    ★★★★★

  • Bullet Train

    ★★★★

  • The Raid

    ★★★★½

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  • The Collingswood Story

    The Collingswood Story

    ★★★½

    Podcast Macabre 2022 Challenge
    Film 16/52 -2000s
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    Shout out to one of my favorite new boutique labels - Cauldron Films - for shining a light on this little seen found footage gem. While clearly influenced by Blair Witch, this must have influenced Unfriended and Host years later. If it didn't, it still gets credit for being the first entire "shot on computer" found footage.

    Exclusively using "video phone" feeds this tells a simple story in a truly creepy and…

  • The Vigil

    The Vigil

    ★★★★½

    Podcast Macabre 2022 Challenge
    Film 11/52 - Blumhouse
    Best New To Me - 2022
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    A spiritual sequel the the Russian classic Viy, The Vigil concerns a former Hassid who left his insular community due to trauma (that's later revealed) and is pulled back in by a rabbi to serve as a Shomer for the night and make some much needed money.

    In the Jewish tradition a Shomer is the person who "guards" the body of the recently deceased until…

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  • Carter

    Carter

    ★★★½

    From the bonkers director of Villainess.  While it’s reach certainly exceeds its grasp, and it dispenses with narrative coherence within the first 10 minutes, this is still a hell of an adrenaline packed swirling camera action fest.

  • The Evil Dead

    The Evil Dead

    ★★★★★

    The Mack daddy of low budget gonzo horror filmmaking that changed my horror loving life when I saw it back in the early 80s.  

    After fangoria featured it, I couldn’t wait to rent it and when I finally did I was blown away by the gore, the shaky cam, the legitimately terrifying scares and the overall sense that anything was possible in a horror film.  

    I’ve seen this dozens of times, but not in the past five or…

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  • Suspiria

    Suspiria

    ★★★★★

    Haven't watched this in over a year and a half and as I had cued up Cozzi's Black Cat and had time for two I decided to start with one of my favorites and one of Argento's very best. I have the Synapse 4K UHD and WOW. the picture quality was astounding. Super bright colors and perfect grain. Just so good.

    I was struck by how otherworldly this one is from the very beginning. Argento pulls from his Bava playbook…

  • Possessor

    Possessor

    ★★★★

    Best 2020 Horror - Ranked
    Best of 2020 - Ranked
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    Man I’ve been looking forward to this one.  With the exceptions of Synchronic and Tenet, this was probably my most anticipated movie that was left on the 2020 schedule.  Of course since there are no theaters or drive-ins near me, I had to wait until its VOD debut this week.

    I’ve only seen part of Brandon Cronenberg’s Antiviral and I dug it and have it in my watchlist to revisit,…