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  • Phantom of the Paradise
  • Green Room
  • The Lords of Salem
  • Four Flies on Grey Velvet

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  • Paranormal Activity 3

    ★★★★

  • Pet Sematary II

    ★★★

  • Amityville 3-D

    ★★

  • High and Low

    ★★★★★

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  • Friday the 13th Part III

    Friday the 13th Part III

    ★★★

    A COMPLETE LIST OF EVERYTHING THAT POPS OFF THE SCREEN IN FRIDAY THE 13TH, PART 3: 3D:

    1. laundry pole
    2. TV antenna
    3. snake
    4. meat cleaver
    5. plank of wood
    6. mouse
    7. metal pole
    8. baseball bat
    9. pointer finger
    10. marijuana
    11. human eyeball (not attached to head)
    12. hay bale
    13. wallet
    14. fist wrapped in chains
    15. yo-yo
    16. biker’s head (not severed)
    17. unidentified small metal object
    18. blunt end of a pitchfork…

  • Play It All Night Long

    Play It All Night Long

    "Sweet home Alabama, play that dead band's song
    Turn those speakers up full blast, play it all night long"

    Do you like punk? Do you like Clive Barker, Ramsey Campbell, and Michael Shea? Do you like weird, ambitious cosmic horror stories about impostor syndrome and the troubled relationships between artists and their inspirations? Do you just want to see some really fucked-up body horror? Cool, because my newest short is now live on IndieGoGo, and you should definitely check it…

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  • Paranormal Activity 3

    Paranormal Activity 3

    ★★★★

    Probably my favorite one of these so far, almost entirely because of its 80s VHS aesthetic* - the beauty of found footage for me is its technological limitations, the fact that its image can and will lie to you, and this is the closest this series has come to recreating that ambiguous, unknowable quality of Noroi, Ghostwatch, and my other favorites of the medium. Probably the best husband/boyfriend in this series, too, though that isn’t saying much.

    *which worked for me despite not being that convincing as VHS - the worse an image looks, the scarier it is for me

  • Basic Instinct

    Basic Instinct

    ★★★★½

    If there’s any one tension that sums up the American noir perfectly, it’s the tension between the illicit and the alluring, the idea that, though we know these are bad people doing bad things, some deeply buried part of us that longs for the perverse and taboo wants to see them get away with it. Leave it to Verhoeven, then, to make a movie that’s constantly daring you to give in to that tension, one where our “hero” is a…

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