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  • Witchboard 2: The Devil's Doorway

    Witchboard 2: The Devil's Doorway

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    HoopTober VII
    Film# 4: Witchboard 2: The Devil's Doorway (7 2nd films of franchises 3/7)

    Witchboard 2 is like a feature length adaptation of an early 90s R.L. Stine YA horror novel (the ones like The Babysitter that were for older kids and had blood and kissing and stuff). Amy Dolenz even looks like she stepped right off the cover of a Christopher Pike spine-chiller. It's got a ridiculous supernatural mystery with absurd clues and zany over-the-top side characters (including…

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  • Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

    Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

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    The fall vibes in this are strong. Probably the most "halloween-y" feeling in the whole series. And the new SF 4K Blu looks amazing!

    I still think it's pretty boring, and aside from Pleasance and Harris, the cast/characters are totally forgettable. That shotgun kill is awesome, though. And the multi-Mikes are fun. Liked it better on this rewatch, but can't rate it higher because of that distractingly awful mask.

  • Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers

    Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers

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    Theatrical Cut: 4 Stars
    Producer's Cut: 3 Stars

    I've seen the Theatrical many times, and have always really liked it. I watched the Producer's cut for the first time a couple years ago and thought it was fine, but not the revelatory improvement I had heard others claim (but, again, I already liked it). This time I watched them within a few days of each other to really compare, and there's no question which one I prefer.

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  • Fire in the Sky

    Fire in the Sky

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    Ten minutes of "Fire in the Sky" are among the scariest in any film I've ever seen. They terrified me as a child, and continue to terrify me as an adult. It's a really effective and haunting segment, unfortunately you have to wait nearly an hour and a half to get to it. The rest of the (wayyy) overlong film is fine, and I like the actors (even if they have pretty much nothing to do), but it feels like a made-for-TV drama treading water for most of it's runtime.

    Still... Those ten minutes!! "Spacesuits." Chills.

  • Frankenhooker

    Frankenhooker

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    Part of my Hoop-Tober challenge - Tales from the Black Bramford

    Film #2 - Frankenhooker

    Going from 1939's Son of Frankenstein to 1990's Frankenhooker was quite a leap! Haha. But one that illustrates how fruitful the central premise can be. There were dozens of Frankenstein films between, yet this still manages to be fresh and original.

    Having seen Basket Case and Brain Damage, this was my third venture into the world of Frank Henenlotter, and one that I had been…