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  • Killing Birds

    Killing Birds

    ★★★★★

    We all have a soul mate out there for us; mine is Killing Birds (don't tell my S.O.). The internet has not been kind to this Italian-helmed obscurity, especially since its Shriek Show DVD release under which it was dubiously titled Zombie 5. All sorts of expectations were not being met: it didn't have enough zombies, it wasn't like Hitchcock's The Birds, it didn't have zombie-birds like in Zombi 3 (a legitimately awful movie), or it didn't live up to…

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  • Retroactive

    Retroactive

    ★★★

    I thought this movie’s fusion of desert road thriller with time warp science fiction was interesting. Overall, it's just okay. The non-stop action helped gloss over its weak story. Shannon Whirry was great, though. She really made her costars look like amateurs. I was already a fan, but now I see her in a whole new light. Shame her character dies several times (not a spoiler). And I have to think Jim Belushi's final moment in the film was an intentional homage to John, specifically a scene from The Blues Brothers, which was a very nice touch. Mildly recommended.

  • Monster in the Closet

    Monster in the Closet

    ★★★★

    Monster in the Closet was my very first Troma movie. It has to be close to 20 years ago now, but who can forget their first time?

    I rented it from Hollywood Video's "cult" section which had its fair share of titles from this company, along with countless episodes of Twin Peaks and Dark Shadows. I was still a good kid and not renting any R-rated movies (though I had my ways of working around that) - this was rated…

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  • The Toxic Avenger

    The Toxic Avenger

    ★★★★

    The only avenger that matters.

  • Blood Shack

    Blood Shack

    ★★★★★

    Carolyn Brandt worship. Artful wide shots of temperamental desert rats. Family fun at the rodeo. A spectre that haunts a dilapidated shanty on a barren ranch, sword in hand.

    Blood Shack feels like a very personal film. Ray Dennis Steckler photographs his ex-wife playing herself amidst a lifeless, dusty landscape in a way that is both admiring and wistful. The walls of the house are covered in posters of the pair's older movies like The Thrill Killers and Incredibly Strange…