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Posts by Jenn Dlugos

Review: Gremlins (1984)

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Never get them wet.

Keep them away from bright lights.

And no matter how much they cry. No matter how much they beg. Never, ever feed them after midnight.

Almost 20 years after we first heard these instructions, these words have become a staple in our culture. They helped spawned hundreds of toys, tee shirts, and even a sequel. Does the movie live up to the hype it created? Why, yes, it does.(read more...)

Review: Frankenstein Created Woman (1967)

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Three cheers for another Hammer horror film that moves slower than lymph from a decapitated torso! (Er… I HEARD it moves slow. Yeah, that’s it). Despite one of Peter Cushing’s more spectacular performances for Hammer, Frankenstein Creates Woman needs a viewer who has a lot of patience. Perhaps someone who chooses to watch Dance with Wolves in slow motion. Someone not like me.(read more...)

Review: Lust for a Vampire (1971)

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When Nate asked me to review this film for the second time, I scoffed. This isn’t unusual as I tend to scoff at anything Nate says, but the reason for this particular brand of scoffing lies in my former opinion of this movie. Long ago, in a galaxy far, far away, when I had a column at Classic-Horror called “Jenn’s Obscure Movie of the Month,” I reviewed this film. My general opinion was that it was a half hearted attempt at lesbian vampire porn and should be called Lust for Knockers. I believe I even suggested to get the widescreen version so you wouldn’t miss one erect nipple this movie has to offer. God, how my view of this film changed the second time around. In reality, Lust for a Vampire is a fine vampire film well worthy of the name “Hammer Films“.(read more...)

Review: Darkman (1990)

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When I first saw Darkman, I remember liking it, but not being overly impressed. However, after viewing this Sam Raimi flick post Spider-man, I was able to see it for the wonderful horror-superhero-action-comedy movie it is.

Peyton Westlake (played by a very young Liam Neeson) was formerly a scientist on the verge of a breakthrough in synthetic skin for burn victims. When thugs burn his laboratory, he is burnt beyond recognition. By day, he attempts to finish his skin research so he can reconstruct his face and get his girlfriend back. At night, he turns into the superhero-esque Darkman, impervious to pain and on the prowl for revenge.(read more...)

Review: Tarantula (1955)

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Tarantula was one of Universal’s first "giant-animal-type-monster wreaks havock on helpless civilians" movie. The times of the more humanistic monsters, like Frankenstein and Dracula, have passed and now bigger = better. As far as mutant monsters go, Tarantula is one of the most solid films ever created.(read more...)

Review: Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)

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Upon watching Halloween III, I learned that I have spent most of my life believing a very inaccurate principle. Namely, I thought mankind came to some sort of agreement the word “sequel”. It surely didn’t seem like one of those words open to interpretation like, say, “God.” Yet Halloween III, considered by hundreds of people employed at the Motion Picture Association of America to be a sequel of Halloween, indeed failed in my definition. This brings me to the ultimate conundrum in horror movie reviewdom.
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Review: Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

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Yay, further indignities! This movie is the cult movie to end all cult movies. What makes this film so special that it is the longest running movie ever? Why all the mass hysteria at midnight every weekend night? And why the hell am I covered with all this fricking rice??

This film is the first and last of its breed. You know the story. Dr. Frank N. Furter, an alien from Transsexual, Transylvania, comes to earth to create the perfect man (hence, Rocky Horror). In the meantime, he takes away a virgin couple’s “innocence,” engages in cannibalism, and enters a 5-way around-the-world orgy in a Michelangelesque swimming pool.

And you thought Blood Freak was weird.(read more...)

Review: The Gorgon (1964)

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Probably one of the most underrated films on The House That Dripped Blood’s bookcase, Hammer FilmsThe Gorgon combines the fabulous directing talent of Terence Fisher with Hammer’s two juggernauts, Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee. With such a triple threat, you may think that you could not go wrong with this film - and you would be dead on balls accurate.(read more...)

Review: Horror of Dracula (1958)

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Without a doubt, 1958's Dracula is the Granddaddy of Hammer Horror. Changed to Horror of Dracula for the US release (to prevent confusion as Bela Lugosi’s Dracula was still playing in the theaters), this film put Hammer on the map.
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Review: Paranoiac (1963)

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From the looks of it, this should have been an adequate Hammer horror film. Oliver Reed plays the lead role. Some hot blond chick plays the hallucinating sister. And the whole movie is about a scandal. Works for you? Well, it didn’t quite do it for me.

Oliver Reed plays a man whose sister believes she is seeing her other missing brother. This so-called brother proves the be real, and shows up knocking at their door. The only problem, of course, is that it’s rather clear he has a completely different head than the missing brother. But who pays attention to things like facial bone structure anyway?(read more...)

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