Michael Shawn

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Favorite films

  • The Fabulous World of Jules Verne
  • Bubble Bath
  • The Pied Piper
  • Johnny Corncob

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  • Scooby-Doo! Meets the Boo Brothers

    ★★½

  • Ghost in the Machine

    ★★★

  • Red Rock West

    ★★★★

  • Night of the Skull

    ★★½

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  • Sharknado 5: Global Swarming

    Sharknado 5: Global Swarming

    I GAVE THIS MOVIE ITS TITLE! Sort of...
    Well, no... fuck "sort of." HELL YEAH, I DID.

    I've actually never seen the movie, but I just wanted to toot my own horn a little for attention.

    See, after the first movie was such a surprise hit, SyFy immediately ordered a followup. So they announced a contest to title the second movie. All you had to do was go on Twitter and enter. So, I came up with this title, clever…

  • The Haunting

    The Haunting

    ★★★★★

    In "Best Of" horror lists, this movie consistently ranks somewhere around number 25. But I don't care what anyone says, it will always be my #1 favorite horror film. I first encountered it around 23 years ago when I worked at a mom-and-pop video store in Manhattan. I was in the midst of getting my film education from the dusty shelves full of VHS tapes. I had always been fascinated by ghost stories and had already had one of my…

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  • Scooby-Doo! Meets the Boo Brothers

    Scooby-Doo! Meets the Boo Brothers

    ★★½

    Stupid ol' Scrappy-Doo aside, I simply couldn't handle the fact that Shaggy was wearing a RED shirt the whole time. But seriously, this has to be the worst Scooby-Doo cartoon I've ever seen. 90 minutes of noisy, unfunny hijinks and Mystery Incorporated is nowhere in sight, only Scrappy and the obnoxious Boo Brothers, a Three Stooges-type trio of ghosts. There's miles of reused footage, and the threadbare plot is stretched out to its breaking point. They really should have limited…

  • Ghost in the Machine

    Ghost in the Machine

    ★★★

    In this hilariously dated sci-fi/horror flick, a serial killer known as 'The Address Book Killer' (for how he steals victims' address books and systematically murders everybody in them) dies after an accident while he is being scanned for an MRI and his entire soul is downloaded into the computer mainframe. Now that he can manipulate computers and electronics, he's coming for the friends and family of Terry Monroe (Karen Allen) and her son, Josh (Wil Horneff), and only a notorious…

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  • Things Heard & Seen

    Things Heard & Seen

    ★★★★

    Let me just say this up front: If you are a heterosexual male, you will probably hate this movie. I hate to generalize, but I've already read some bad reviews by men and I just know this is not a guy kind of movie. It's chick-flick horror. And to be fair, yes, the film does lean pretty heavily on the female spirituality thing, especially in its rather disappointing and overblown denouement. But up until that, I was loving every second…

  • Thanksgiving

    Thanksgiving

    ★★★★

    I don't know why everybody had such a hard-on for the derivative and stupid Scream VI when this was clearly the slasher of the year. I personally like Eli Roth. He doesn't make perfect films, but who does? This one was such a fantastic kickback to the golden oldies but with a vicious new energy to it and some insanely cool kills. The gore most definitely satisfies. So does the cast, for the most part. It was great seeing Patrick…