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  • Black Sunday

    Black Sunday

    ★★★★

    Mario Bava’s debut abounds with hypnotic visuals and nightmarish themes. A former painter and cameraman, it took a turn in the director’s chair to fully realize the horror maestro’s cold and harrowing vision. Clearly Black Sunday was a source of artistic liberation for the aspiring filmmaker.

    The picture commences in brutally disturbing fashion. Asa Vajda (Barbara Steele) and her illicit lover Javutich (Arturo Dominici) are branded disciples of the devil and sentenced to death. Spiked masks are hammered onto their…

  • Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter

    Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter

    ★★★★

    The Final Chapter marked Jason’s fourth appearance in the legendary Friday the 13th series, but, only his third as killer and second to don the titular hockey mask. Amusingly redundant, Friday 4 tackles the slasher paradigm with enough meta-humor and delectable gore to rise above most entries in the series.

    Picking up after the events of part three, the picture commences with the seemingly dead body of the famed serial killer being carted off to the local morgue. It takes…

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  • Greta

    Greta

    ★★

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  • Halloween

    Halloween

    ★★★

    More concerned with murderous acts than the original. Carpenter understood that true horror lies in the stalk.