• Freaky

    Freaky

    Some fun kills but I didn’t like this as much as the Happy Death Day movies.

  • Son of Frankenstein

    Son of Frankenstein

    ★★★★

    Is it blasphemous to say that I think I like this one *slightly* more than the original?

    Karloff’s tenure as The Monster - or as this movie has the decency to call him, FRANKENSTEIN - ends on a very good movie. Unfortunately Karloff isn’t given a lot to do and outside of one great scene he basically just has to serve as a weapon. It’s a shame because when he and Wolf are called brothers early on, I got excited…

  • Army of Darkness

    Army of Darkness

    ★★★½

    They don’t make em’ like this anymore. First time watching the version with the  “hail to the king” ending. Just a super fun adventure film with Campbell once again in peak form as Ash.

  • Evil Dead II

    Evil Dead II

    ★★★★★

    A slapstick masterpiece with plenty of scares, fun effects, and inventive camerawork. Bruce Campbell give a performance that instantly turns him into an icon. What else can you say about it? Oh wait I know: GROOVY

  • The Evil Dead

    The Evil Dead

    ★★★

    Very impressive for a first time filmmaker with no budget. I’ve seen Army of Darkness and the first season of the tv series, but never the original two. I had fun with the last third, but I missed the zaniness that the later parts of the series have.

  • Elvira, Mistress of the Dark

    Elvira, Mistress of the Dark

    All comedy movies over the past 30 years have had the opportunity to cast Elvira and they should all be ashamed for not doing so.

  • Muppets Haunted Mansion

    Muppets Haunted Mansion

    Well, that was just delightful. I hope this is wildly successful and Disney actually puts some love and care into The Muppets again. On an unrelated note, I think The Electric Mayhem covering Dancing In The Moonlight in this should really cement them as one of the great musical acts of the 70's.

  • Hellbound: Hellraiser II

    Hellbound: Hellraiser II

    ★★★★★

    Better, weirder effects and more heart than the first one, with some great performances. The first one was good but this movie slaps!

  • Spider Baby

    Spider Baby

    ★★★★½

    A hardcore Addams Family that I feel blends 2 different eras of horror together, all while being very funny. I think the popular consensus is that Lon Chaney Jr. was the weakest actor among the Universal Monsters, but he’s great in this.

  • Son of Dracula

    Son of Dracula

    ★★★

    The great atmosphere and unique setting help carry a pretty clunky script. Though he is completely miscast, I didn't hate Lon Chaney Jr as Dracula. I just wished there had been more time showcasing the character relationships and less "here's what a vampire is" and the useless police.

  • Hellraiser

    Hellraiser

    Lots of great gore effects and a runtime that doesn’t overstay it’s welcome? Yes please.

    Did not know that Garak from Deep Space Nine was in this. That was a neat surprise. And the fat Cenobite with the shades has a cool vibe. Don’t know if he’s in any of the sequels with Pinhead but I hope so.

  • The Bride of Frankenstein

    The Bride of Frankenstein

    ★★★★½

    Making The Monster the main character was great, as was the relationship between Frankenstein and Pretorius - but I do feel like it was a missed opportunity to not focus more on the father/son relationship between Henry and his creation.

    Still, this is a great movie. Truly the Gremlins 2 of its day. I guess in that comparison Lord Byron would be Hulk Hogan.