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  • Lost Highway
  • The Sacrifice
  • Perfect Blue
  • The Hourglass Sanatorium

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  • A Night to Dismember

    ★★★½

  • Hotel

    ★★★½

  • The Boy from Hell

    ★★★

  • Nightmare Asylum

    ★★★

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  • A Night to Dismember

    A Night to Dismember

    Halloween Reviews [Catch Up]

    Finishing off the reviews for October, I return to Doris Wishman's infamous film now with new context...that the Lost Version, the original of this film said to have been lost, has been rediscovered.

    With the hope someone has already looked into getting this version preserved in even an old and battered VHS tape, leaked on the internet but needing to be taken to someone like AGFA in the USA, this review shows how an already bizarre film got weirder when you see the two together.

    For the full review of mine, follow the link here: cinemaoftheabstract.blogspot.com/2021/11/a-night-to-dismember-1983.html

  • Hotel

    Hotel

    Halloween Reviews

    Returning to Hotel, this makes a significant contrast to other films I have covered as a subtle and minimalist narrative. It definitely shows, skirting into the genre in little hints only, how diverse and inventive you can be in telling a narrative like this one, and returning to it Hotel grows in virtue more.

    For the full review of mine, follow the link here:

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  • The Inglorious Bastards

    The Inglorious Bastards

    Watching this, I realise the 1) Italian genre cinema deserves as much praiseas being great cinema in craft and that 2) Enzo G. Castellari needs to be placed in the higher tier alongside the Fulcis and Bavas. He feels like a working director, not an author of his work, and he has some inconsistent films in what I've seen, but he needs more than a cult status behind him. This is good already, don't get me wrong, as it lead…

  • Video Nasties: Draconian Days

    Video Nasties: Draconian Days

    Ah, has it really been four years since the last documentary? The last box set for the first documentary has sat proudly in my DVD case, then suddenly a new chapter appears with the addition of two extra discs on Section 3 films, which I even made a list for - letterboxd.com/coheed/list/video-nasties-section-3/ - and I can add the new set side-by-side with the original.

    In terms of the documentary, its your standard structured work in the genre, although I'm significantly…