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  • Eraserhead
  • Taxi Driver
  • The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
  • The City of Lost Children

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  • Batman: The Long Halloween, Part Two

  • November

    ★★★½

  • Spiral: From the Book of Saw

    ★★

  • The Empty Man

    ★★

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  • The Empty Man

    The Empty Man

    ★★

    Two hours and sixteen minutes and this movie could literally only conjure up *one* scary scene...and it was one lifted almost verbatim from Ben Wheatley's "Kill List."

  • Mortal Kombat

    Mortal Kombat

    ★★

    The things this movie did better than the 1995 movie: The violence and gore.

    The things the 1995 movie did better than this movie: Everything else.

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  • Halloween

    Halloween

    ★★

    "We're going to wipe out of existence all the other sequels, which were just typical slashers so that we can make...just a typical slasher."

    Also..."We're going to wipe out of existence all the other sequels, as if they mean nothing...and then we're going to...pay homage to them? As if we hold them in high regard?" Uh...okay...

    Anyway, right off the bat, this movie has three marks against it for beginning with Michael being caught and brought into custody immediately following…

  • Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

    Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

    ★★

    I remember thinking that making a "Scary Stories" movie in live-action was pretty much a fool's errand. That said, it started out kinda fun, in a manner that made you think you were getting another "Trick r' Treat" (2007). Then one of the actual stories from the books ("Harold") begins and, while the scarecrow looks pretty close to the depiction in the book - the story itself is almost entirely different. Buckle up, because the rest of the film is…