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Review: Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)

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The aesthetic differences in director John McNaughton's Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer are evident from the opening shot. We see the lower part of a woman's face. We can't tell what the context is. Slowly, the camera pulls out from the close-up and we discover that she's lying in a field, dead and naked.(read more...)

Review: The Guardian (1990)

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Director William Friedkin's The Guardian is an excellent film that unfortunately suffers for a number of ridiculous plot developments in the climax.(read more...)

Review: Fury of the Wolfman (1972)

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Fury of the Wolfman never knows quite what it wants to be. It starts out with the aftermath of a Tibetan mountain adventure, turns into a werewolf movie for a few minutes, changes course to become Dangerous Liaisons without the charm, adds a bit of a detective and investigative journalism theme for spice, then devolves into a cross between a mad-scientist film and an S & M dungeon, PG-exploitation film.

Such mishmash wouldn't necessarily have to be a bad thing. Well, I suppose I wouldn't call it mishmash if it was a good thing, but combining various elements can often work well. It doesn't here.(read more...)

Review: Cannibal Holocaust (1980)

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It takes a while for Cannibal Holocaust to really sink in. Ruggero Deodato's cult classic has been canonized, marginalized, praised, lambasted, and hotly debated since its 1979 debut. On first viewing, one may wonder what all the fuss is about. Once given a chance to mull the film over, its cynical morality, and savage criticism shocks even more than the carnage on screen.(read more...)

Review: Eegah (1962)

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Eegah is a notoriously bad film, but it has a reputation in some circles as a bad film that's not fun to watch. That's not the case - so many scenes in this film will have you laughing at how ridiculous it is that Eegah provides a couple hours of entertainment.

The story is simple - a young woman, Roxy, almost runs over Eegah, a "prehistoric giant," on the desert highway one night. She tells her lover, Tom, and her dad, Robert, a professor, who goes to investigate because he wants to write a book about Eegah. While searching for Eegah, the professor is kidnapped, and Tom and Roxy head out to the desert mountains in Tom's hip dune buggy to search for him. Roxy is caught by Eegah also. She and her dad escape. Eegah later heads towards civilization in search of Roxy.(read more...)

Review: And Soon the Darkness (1970)

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A sunny day, a quiet road, rural France: three things not normally associated with suspense...but the basis for terror in Robert Fuest's And Soon the Darkness. Released in 1970 to critical praise but little audience response, it went on to become a cult classic. Directed by Fuest (The Abominable Doctor Phibes) and written and produced by other veterans of "The Avengers," And Soon the Darkness is finally available on DVD, uncut, and restored, courtesy of Anchor Bay.(read more...)

Review: The Attic Expeditions (2001)

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Trevor Blackburn (Andras Jones, Nightmare on Elm Street 4) is constantly haunted by flashbacks. He cannot tell what is a dream, or what is real. He awakens in a sanitarium not knowing where he is, with no recollection of his past. When he meets Dr. Ek (Jeffrey Combs, Re-Animator) he is told that he has in fact been there for 4 years, making it 2004, present time. Trevor also learns from this pot smoking mad scientist that he killed his soon-to-be wife during some satanic-esque type ceremony, involving some sort of magical book. The book has remained unfound ever since the night of the ceremony. Dr.(read more...)

Review: Halloween: Resurrection (2002)

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After the nicely thrilling H20, there was the faintest glimmer of hope that maybe the Halloween series had turned itself around (having long ago given up on the dream that Moustapha Akkad would stop making sequels). Alas, Resurrection is back to dismal and vaguely offensive crap. It's a derivative movie actively working to tarnish the memory of John Carpenter's original classic.(read more...)

Review: A Demon in My View (1991)

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Without a doubt, this is the worst film I've ever watched. It is a shame to watch Anthony Perkins go through this embarrassment.

Surprisingly enough, the previews for A Demon in My View looked attractive. I watched this film on a promotional screener tape, and the preview ran before the movie. Luckily, I skipped over it (I hate knowing too much about a film before I watch it) and returned to view the trailer after the film was over. I say "luckily" because if I had watched the trailer first, my opinion of the film itself would be much lower.(read more...)

Review: Deadly Friend (1986)

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Deadly Friend, directed by Wes Craven -- best known for A Nightmare on Elm Street -- has much of Craven's positive attributes, while at the same time bordering on a silliness that may turn some horror fans off.(read more...)

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