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Archive: October 2007

The always excellent Onion AV Club has a great Noel Murray essay today, called Year-By-Year With Friday The 13th: Whole books have been written about the conservative-leaning “sex = death” politics of early-’80s slasher films and the Friday The 13th series in particular. But since, the Friday The 13th saga stretches from 1980 to 2003 […]

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2007-10-30 :: Jordan // centex
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They’re coming to get you, Barbara! 1968 (*****) How can a movie this bad be this good? The last two entries in my “Masterpiece Series” (Alien, The Exorcist) are premier examples of big-budget, Oscar-winning, meticulous Hollywood artistry and craftsmanship with A-list actors, groundbreaking special effects and some of the most renowned and accomplished photography, sound […]

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1973 (*****) Nominated for ten Academy Awards (including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Supporting Actor) and awarded two (Best Sound, Best Adapted Screenplay), The Exorcist cannot reasonably be excluded from any “Masterpiece Series.” This was a truly revolutionary horror movie, the first legitimate ‘blockbuster” of the genre as well as […]

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[REPOSTED]1988 ( )Boy, was this an unpleasant experience! Talk about pure horror…I certainly could go on at great length about the sheer, raw revulsion I experienced at the hands of this loveable purple dinosaur, in his first big screen adventure! I am going to detail the entire plot, involving lots of adorable little kids, and […]

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I didn’t mean to piss you off! Sorry about all that. Peace bro.

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2007-10-14 :: Jordan // Horrorthon Posts + Horrorthon Reviews
Alien

You still don’t understand what you’re dealing with, do you? A perfect organism. Its structural perfection is matched only by its hostility. I admire its purity: a survivor, unclouded by conscience, remorse or delusions of morality. 1979 (*****) This movie is perfect. It is flawless. (Actually it has one flaw; see below.) As I continue […]

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2007-10-10 :: Jordan // Horrorthon Posts + Horrorthon Reviews
Psycho

You know what I think? I think that we’re all in our private traps, clamped in them, and none of us can ever get out. We scratch and claw, but only at the air, only at each other, and, for all of it, we never budge an inch. NORMAN BATES 1960 (*****) My Horrorthon “Masterpiece […]

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2007-10-07 :: Jordan // centex
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2007-10-07 :: Jordan // centex
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1978 (*****) If I was going to do a Horrorthon “Masterpiece Edition” series this movie would definitely be in it. It’s simply one of the best there ever was. I wasn’t necessarily going to review this but ac made a comment on my Invasion review Tuesday, suggesting that there might be some interest in that […]

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2007 (***) This movie flopped completely about two months ago (it only made $5 million). Which means that almost nobody will ever see it, ever…which is a shame. Am I recommending it? Not as such. Is it “bad”? We’ll get into that below. The important consideration here is that this is the real thing — […]

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1) I will watch horror movies. I will not get anywhere near the sheer volume of titles watched by the other participants. I will review the movies as is appropriate. 2) I will comment on other reviews. I will in so doing occasionally express a certain amount of (for example) extreme contempt for certain movies […]

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