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The terrifying "Halloween" theme-familiarity breeds contempt

Posted on November 8, 2011 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Watched "Halloween" on Halloween night.


Not sure if John Carpenter's 1978 classic made much of an impression beyond that statement.


Sometime during my two month Spirit Halloween career I wrote that Carpenter deserved major points for scoring that theme. In isolation, in scary music compilations, in ringtones, etc. it is one of the creepiest musical bits I've ever heard.


Within the context of the actual film (meaning: its overuse in the fil...

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The Evil Dead

Posted on August 5, 2011 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Confession time, I saw "Army of Darkness" first.

 

Actually I saw most of the stuff that Bruce Campbell is less famous for before I got around to "The Evil Dead"

 

My expectations for this were calculated by the knowledge that this movie featured both the cheesy hotness of Campbell and the presence of "tree rape" (and what could that mean?) 


Seeing as how those things exist on the total opposites of the hilarious/scary scale (that I j...

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Live blogging Showgirls several years too late, because I can.

Posted on September 14, 2010 at 10:50 AM Comments comments (0)

So, I’m about ten years late to the party here, but I watched the anti classic “Showgirls” with the help of my Netflix (who had it mistakenly filed under “Drama) and thought I’d share my reactions as this is my self indulgent blog and all.

 

(We open on Nomi [Elizabeth Berkely] hitching a ride to Vegas, driver invites her to come closer and tell him her name. She pulls a switchblade out of nowhere and makes an angry face that indicates she i...

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