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  • The Tingler

    ★★★½

  • Night of the Demons 2

    ★★★½

  • Elvira, Mistress of the Dark

    ★★★★

  • The Omen

    ★★

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  • The Tingler

    The Tingler

    ★★★½

    It wouldn’t be HalloWEEK without some classic black and white horror, and William Castle felt like the right choice. Castle loves two things in his films: gimmicks and Vincent Price in a toxic relationship.

    The central gimmick of The Tingler is a doozy—fear manifests a lobster-like organism in your spine that will break your back / scare you to death (?) if you don’t scare it off by screaming. Naturally, someone’s Tingler gets out and specifically wants to fuck with…

  • Night of the Demons 2

    Night of the Demons 2

    ★★★½

    Outside of the iconic scene where Angela does her demon dance to Bauhaus’ Stigmata Martyr, I think this sequel is stronger than the original. It’s pure 90s horror cheese but it revels in it and changes things up every so often, so it doesn’t feel formulaic at all. I was surprised at the characters who made it to the end and was even kind of grossed out by Final Form Angela (she’s gross!).

    The centerpiece performance has to go to…

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