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  • Forbidden Planet
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Planet of the Apes
  • Star Wars

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  • Dune

    ★★★★

  • Son of Frankenstein

  • House of Frankenstein

  • Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man

    ★★★★

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  • Halloween Kills

    Halloween Kills

    ★★★

    Thumbs in the middle for me. Chock full of brutal kills and fan service, but in the end it doesn't add up to anything too spectacular. Like so many modern remakes/sequels it just kind of exists but I don't have any urge to rewatch it any time soon. That said, I thought crispy fried masked Michael looked great. I dug Anthony Michael Hall's jacked baseball bat swinging Tommy Doyle. And extra points for the Anne Murray song (!). Overall though, it feels like a slightly above average fan film.

  • Frankenstein

    Frankenstein

    ★★★★★

    Also saw this one in the theater today as a double with Dracula! Both turn 90 years old this year. Another stone cold horror classic- Frankenstein was so ahead of its time.

    Much more dynamic than Drac, with the camera moving around and the electrical effects. Not to mention the burning windmill at the end. There's no proper score to this film either but it's much less noticable.

    I was surprised watching this time how much Karloff isn't in it.…

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  • The Thing

    The Thing

    ★★★★★

    John Carpenter's masterpiece- the perfect film to watch during Blizzard 2016.

    Only Kurt Russell can make a ridiculous "Yosemite Sam" hat look cool.

    "They're not Swedes, Mac, they're Norwegians!"

  • Enemy

    Enemy

    ★★★★

    Between "Nightcrawler" and this film, Jake Gyllenhaal had one hell of a year in 2014.

    I wasn't sure if I liked this one at first- but it definitely resonated with me in a strong way. It stays with you, and leaves you thinking.

    It's a surreal look at a man struggling with the encroaching responsibilities of fatherhood- at least that's my take. Some definite echoes of Kafka and Lynch here.

    I was really taken with how the film itself made…