• VHS 94

    VHS 94

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    I've enjoyed all of the previous V/H/S anthology films and this one did not disappoint.

    Overall, it's less varied than the others but is solid throughout. Here's my breakdown of the films:

    Holy Hell (Wrap-Around): C
    This one doesn't have much of a story and features the weakest acting. It is shot well though and there are some decent gore effects.

    Storm Drain: B+
    My favorite installment of the anthology. Jennifer Reeder brings us a fun urban legend creature feature…

  • Leprechaun 2

    Leprechaun 2

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    If you've seen Leprechaun (1993), the timeline of this one might confuse you. That's because this is a different leprechaun who just happens to look exactly the same as the one in the first movie. I would love to see a sitcom about a family of identical-looking leprechauns. It would be like watching the Klumps from Nutty Professor only with Warwick Davis playing all of the roles and a ton of bloody mayhem.

    The mythology has changed a bit. Now,…

  • Halloween Kills

    Halloween Kills

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    Halloween Kills is a mixed bag.

    Michael Myers is the most inhuman and frightening he has been since the original Halloween. He also has that same curiosity he had in the first film. He's ike a child who pulls the wings off of flies just to see what will happen. The kills are visceral and creative. The visuals are great. It was amazing to see the Myers house again in this film. There is a flashback to the original movie…

  • Beetlejuice

    Beetlejuice

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    I've seen Beetlejuice about a hundred and sixty-seven times, and it keeps getting funnier EVERY SINGLE TIME I SEE IT!

    Grade: A+
    Recommendation
    One of my all-time favorite movies. A must-see!

  • Ju-On: Origins

    Ju-On: Origins

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    There are scenes in this series that will haunt you. That seems appropriate since the theme of this series is trauma. When something truly horrible happens it stains everything: people, houses, and everyone close to them.

    If you're familiar with the Ju-On films then you know that time exists differently in this house. Though this is not the same house. This series retcons the previous films. They're merely movies in this universe and this series claims to be the origin…

  • Terror Train

    Terror Train

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    Terror Train is a fairly standard slasher elevated by the performance of Jamie Lee Curtis. Her appearance in this film gives it a cachet that it wouldn't otherwise have. Most of the characters in this thing are awful and you'll be happy to see them killed off. The kills themselves are not particularly inventive but it is fun to see the killer hide in plain sight as they take on the costumes of their victims. There are a few interesting…

  • Angel

    Angel

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    Judging by the poster, you'd expect low-budget sleaze and it certainly has that. There is an egg-sucking scene that will stick with you and plenty of nude ladies to ogle if that's your bag. What makes Angel great is the lovable cast of characters. The performances are good and there is some great dialogue. This is a movie that gives you a little bit of everything: coming-of-age drama, sitcom-style comedy, gratuitous nudity, serial killer horror, and thrilling action. You'll laugh,…

  • The Wasp Woman

    The Wasp Woman

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    Roger Corman flicks tend to be cheesy and low-budget but endearing. That is exactly what you get with this flick. However, that wasp woman leaves much to be desired.

    Like many Corman movies, the monster doesn't show up until over halfway through the movie. I don't mind waiting as long as the monster delivers. Unfortunately, the reveal is pretty disappointing. I was hoping the wasp woman would at least have wings and a cool stinger to impale her victims, instead,…

  • The Wild Women of Wongo

    The Wild Women of Wongo

    Oof that was rough! It's a silly premise but nothing really happens in this film. It meanders on endlessly and I kept checking the time to see how much more I had left to endure. I watched this on Elvira's Movie Macabre and even the Mistress of the Dark couldn't make this bearable. The visuals, sound, and performances are poor and the dialogue is terrible. I hope I never hear the word Wongo again for as long as I live.…

  • Untamed Women

    Untamed Women

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    The poster promises a kaiju but there is no kaiju, just really offensive depictions of women and African natives.

    The camera shakes around so much that I can't help but think that the camera operator was shaking their head in shame as they filmed this. The audio is garbage. There is so much noise in the background that you can barely hear what anyone is saying.

    As for the story, half of the film is just some guy flashing back…

  • Tormented

    Tormented

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    A unique ghost tale that feels like something out of Creepshow.

    This jazzy little number is about a pianist haunted by an old flame...literally. As he prepares for his wedding he is terrorized by the restless spirit who appears as a floating head and a hand. That is when she is not dissolving into seaweed before his eyes.

    Surprisingly, the story is good and the acting is better than what you'd expect considering the low budget. The little girl Sandy…

  • Scared to Death

    Scared to Death

    Really the only reason to watch this one is for the novelty to seeing Bela Lugosi in color.

    It opens with a corpse narrating the story of how she was killed. Most of the movie plays out as more of a comedic murder mystery. We know the woman is going to die and we know someone will kill her but we don't know who it will be.

    There are many colorful characters with plenty of snappy dialogue. The film was…