hiruko

Horror - Noir - Foreign - Trash Sharksploitation - Rohmer
[Film Collector]

Favorite films

  • Jaws
  • The Tenant
  • Mean Streets
  • I Eat Your Skin

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  • Spookies

    ★★★½

  • Continental Divide

    ★★★

  • Girls Nite Out

    ★★★½

  • Reform School Girls

    ★★★½

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  • Spookies

    Spookies

    ★★★½

    Spookies was that movie that was available at every video store in the area, and I had no intention of ever renting. And I didn’t. A generation or so later and now I own it on a format a cinephile could only have dreamt about. 

    Tons of cheap fun here, a total blast, I should have been on this years ago. An assortment of odd characters have a really lame party in some old abandoned mansion, where an equally odd…

  • Continental Divide

    Continental Divide

    ★★★

    “It’s so quiet up here, you could hear a mouse get a hard-on.”

    Chi-town newspaper columnist forced to take a break from writing hit jobs on politicians, reluctantly goes to the Rockies to write about a rugged wilderness chick with Pantene hair, studying bald eagles. Sparks fly - unconvincingly in this over long romantic comedy penned by Lawrence Kasdan and directed by Michael Apted. Spielberg serves as Executive, making this one of the earliest, if not the first Amblin picture. Belushi…

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  • Girls Nite Out

    Girls Nite Out

    ★★★½

    “Can you count to 20? Just count really slowly, then come back here. I’ll see you later.”
    “That’s 20 seconds, not 20 minutes.”
    “Count slow.”
    “Oh, ok.”

    I have this on DVD, and I may even have it on VHS. It’s been years and I didn’t remember anything about it other than a lingering impression of liking it. When Arrow Video’s preorder popped up with that revamped artwork on the cover, I really couldn’t remember that alien with the Freddy…

  • Reform School Girls

    Reform School Girls

    ★★★½

    “I thought I smelled fish. Welcome to our country club, ladies. This is the last stop on your tour. My name is Edna, but some of the girls call me Eddie - after they get to know me better.”

    Shower scenes, cat fights and a hard rockin’ soundtrack, Pridemore Juvenile Facility is where it’s all happening. Reform School Girls came out when they weren’t making these kinda flicks anymore. A loving tribute, tongue firmly in cheek, but staying dirty and grimy…