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The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970)

“I’ve run through it over and over again. I can’t get it out of my head, but I can’t manage to pin it down either.” I love horror because it casts a wide net. I think it would be a … Continue reading

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Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)

“What we see and what we seem are but a dream, a dream within a dream.” Picnic at Hanging Rock is in a world of its own. It seems to exist outside the plane of regular cinema. Not better or worse, but different. It … Continue reading

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Nosferatu (1922)

“Blood is life.” Nosferatu is one of the scariest vampires committed to celluloid. His long, slow-moving fingers and eyes like dark portals make for, arguably, the most sinister movie monsters. He’s more creature than man, more lust than logic. He … Continue reading

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Night of the Living Dead (1968)

“I ‘ought to drag you out there and feed you to those things.” I think the remarkable thing about Night of the Living Dead, the first great zombie movie, is that it digs so deep; it’s hardly a movie about zombies at … Continue reading

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The Evil Dead (1981)

“Kill her if you can, loverboy.” The Evil Dead may not have invented the cabin in the woods trope, and I wouldn’t even say that it perfected it, but God is this movie fun. Sam Raimi starts his career at the … Continue reading

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Videodrome (1983)

“Television is reality, and reality is less than television.”  In a compulsive effort to expand by Blu-Ray collection, I was intrigued by the Criterion release of Cronenberg’s Videodrome. I think body horror is exciting in a niche sort of way, and I’ve … Continue reading

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A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

“Whatever you do, don’t fall asleep.” I was so impressed with Scream that I decided to follow it up with Wes Craven’s most acclaimed movie. Nightmare on Elm Street has always been clumped with a handful of other movies as one of the classics, one … Continue reading

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