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  • Black Belly of the Tarantula

    Black Belly of the Tarantula

    ★★★½

    I was feeling pretty beat (had a long day, got home late), but thankfully The Black Belly of the Tarantula had been just what I needed, and I enjoyed getting entangled in the messy webbing of this despondent giallo mystery every step of the way.

    I could identify with our tired, disillusioned and (let's be real) sort of inept lead, Inspector "the more people I talk to the more confused I am" Tellini, oh-so much. As he bumbled his way…

  • Back to the Future Part II

    Back to the Future Part II

    ★★★★½

    I believe I've seen Part II the least amount of times (may be a handful), simply because it genuinely used to scare me. As a child my parents' divorce made that alternate 1985 a real nightmare, and I had been a real scaredy-cat anyways (saw parts of The Exorcist at 5, and it was game over). More often than not I just skipped it during my Back to the Future rotations.

    Which was a real doggone shame! It's such a…

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  • Pet Sematary

    Pet Sematary

    ★★★½

    Kölsch and Widmyer trade in the zany charm of Lambert's original, for a much more restrained, logical and narratively satisfying take on Stephen King's classic tale. Thankfully all the tweaks and turns feel natural. I just wish they were even bolder, and would have gone even further into those mysterious Maine woods. Still, I really really want to watch Pet Sematary (2019) again come October/November, in the comforts of my own home preferably (I feel like it's that kind of…

  • City of the Living Dead

    City of the Living Dead

    ★★★★

    Puking your guts out has never looked so good! I mean that scene is just... WOW!

    And there are so many fantastic scenes like that, that just had my stomach churning either from disgust or some real palpable tension (e.g.: the coffin scene... shiver me timbers!). That's also my biggest issue with City of the Living Dead. It's basically a collage of bloody brilliant individual scenes barely glued together by a (fun, but) barebones plot. This kinda damaged the flow…