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  • My Bloody Valentine

    My Bloody Valentine

    ★★★★

    Reviewed as part of the History of Horror 2019 Challenge. You can find my list here if you'd like to follow along!

    I had originally meant to watch this yesterday, and then forgot all about it until this morning. I figured I was in for a decent slasher at best, and wound up being totally caught off guard by how fun this was. The small town aesthetic is captured wonderfully, and the cast has a great sense of connectivity and…

  • Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives

    Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives

    ★★★★

    I guess it'd been so long I didn't realize what a roller coaster the series would be to go through. I adored how meta this could be, and how over the top it is with the supernatural antics and more humorous kills. The editing delivers some absolute zingers too. I'm really surprised how much fun this was.

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  • Drag Me to Hell

    Drag Me to Hell

    ★★

    Found this on a channel I started a free trial to for something else, so I figured why not finally give it a second chance while getting what I can from the service. My first and only experience with the film was shortly after it's release over a decade ago, and I couldn't stand the movie. So it's long been one of my notably controversial takes. Has that changed now, on a rewatch? No, it hasn't.

    I just don't find…

  • Psycho II

    Psycho II

    ★★★½

    Night #27 of Hooptober VII.

    A surprisingly good follow up to a classic masterpiece, two decades after the fact. An incredibly difficult thing to do for sure. A lot of the first act felt really rough and hammy to me, and I won't say all the performances really won me over, but as things pick up I was engaged. The plot gets...pretty convoluted, but it does spin a good mystery and captures some genuine tragedy for Norman. There are some killer shots, and the increased brutality of a couple kills caught me off guard in a good way. It's a respectable sequel.

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  • The Silence

    The Silence

    ★½

    Birdemic with a budget. Tucci and Shipka deserve better than this.

  • Paddington 2

    Paddington 2

    ★★★★½

    Yeah, I just burst into tears at the sight of two animated bears hugging in a theater packed full of children.