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  • Akira
  • Alien
  • The Shining
  • Hereditary

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  • Tales from Earthsea

    ★½

  • Incantation

    ★★★★

  • Terrified

    ★★★½

  • Skinamarink

    ★★★★½

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  • Tales from Earthsea

    Tales from Earthsea

    ★½

    The first time I watched this I wasn't terribly impressed, but now that I'm very familiar with the wonderful books on which they are based, the film is even worse than I remember.

    While it does fail as an adaptation on the basis of displaying scenarios found in the novels (mainly the third and fourth in the series, The Farthest Shore and Tehanu, respectively) by combining them in rather odd ways, the bigger problem is that is deeply misunderstands what…

  • Skinamarink

    Skinamarink

    ★★★★½

    One of the only horror films, if not the only one, to replicate the feeling of having a night terror, and for that I think it's something special.

    Definitely feel the Brakhage influence here.

    Mileage may vary, it IS slow to start and has a couple cliches, but it kinda lured me into a trance, and once it got going, it was genuinely very unsettling and distressing.

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  • Hellraiser

    Hellraiser

    ★★★★

    Hoop-Tober 3.0: Film #2

    Did another quick illustration for this one! Won't be able to do this for every entry, but if I feel compelled to do it for a particular film, I will!

    nathanandersonart.tumblr.com/post/150527688454/no-tears-please-its-a-waste-of-good-suffering

    Getting the most 'fresh in my mind' rewatches out of the way first. Hellraiser is a bit frustrating to me. On one hand, it's one of the most unique franchise-starters in horror history, boasting some incredible character and creature designs, has excellent seedy atmosphere and…

  • Black Christmas

    Black Christmas

    ★★★★½

    Hoop-Tober 3.0: Film #19

    Possible spoilers abound:

    People seem to attribute Carpenter's 1978 hit Halloween to be the slasher genre's progenitor, without realizing that Black Christmas came out 4 years prior. I feel Black Christmas ultimately contributed more to the sub-genre than Halloween, while simultaneously being more inventive, intelligent and unsettling. Though Halloween's high-point is its excellent atmosphere, Black Christmas is a very sharply written and comedy-infused horror, much like Landis' incredible An American Werewolf in London. Black Christmas is…