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  • Night Vision

    ★★★

  • The Field Guide to Evil

    ★★★½

  • Malignant

    ★★★

  • The Merry Widow

    ★★½

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  • Night Vision

    Night Vision

    ★★★

    Part of The 2021 Cult Movie Challenge
    Week 38:
    Fred Williamson Week

    From the director of '80s camp classic Never Too Young to Die comes this funky '90s DTV relic. Fred "The Hammer" Williamson and his extremely obvious stunt double star as Dakota "Dak" Smith, who's employed as a Texas motorcycle cop even though his dependence on alcohol has him living in a shelter with a top-hatted Bushwick Bill. There's a preening sadist (Robert Prentiss) out stalking, tasing and murdering…

  • The Field Guide to Evil

    The Field Guide to Evil

    ★★★½

    Part of Hoop-tober 2021

    To ease into this year's shebang, I began with one of those newfangled multi-team anthologies. This caught my eye before it even came out thanks to the impressive slate of filmmakers, as well as its focus on gruesome folklore from seven Eurasian locales and the USA. If I was lazy, I could've knocked out the entire Countries category with this one movie! With so many segments, it's probably easiest to talk about in list format, and…

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  • Blood Feast

    Blood Feast

    ★★★★★

    In a year that has mercilessly claimed icon after icon, yesterday's passing of Herschell Gordon Lewis hit me the hardest. I'll let other people tell you about Blood Feast's undeniable historical importance. I can only try to describe its influence on me, and some of the thoughts that ran through my skull as I revisited it in tribute last night.

    Somewhere within this admirably artless production lies the key to my obsession with shoestring gore, where the limbs are clearly…

  • Beyond the Seventh Door

    Beyond the Seventh Door

    ★★★

    Made for pennies in Toronto by native Croatian Bozidar D. Benedikt, this '80s SOV obscurity concerns ex-con Boris (Lazar Rockwood), whose former flame Wendy (Bonnie Beck) now works and lives in some sort of castle. Wendy helps Boris enter its basement to steal a rumored treasure, unaware that Lord Breston has a modest network of booby trapped rooms down there to stop any would-be robbers. The bulk of the movie therefore plays like a Z-grade precursor to Cube, as the…