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  • Apocalypse Now
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
  • Mean Streets
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark

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  • Drag Me to Hell

    ★★★★

  • Creepshow 2

    ★★

  • A Chinese Ghost Story

    ★★★★½

  • The Red Queen Kills Seven Times

    ★★★★

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  • Drag Me to Hell

    Drag Me to Hell

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I didn't see Drag Me to Hell when it first came out, but I do remember there being a fair bit of anticipation in my internet circle around the return of Sam Raimi to the horror genre. You see, there was a fair bit of commiserating around the state of the horror genre at the time, what with all the PG-13 and torture porn (but alas, no PG-13 torture porn) and a general consensus that what horror movies really needed…

  • The Red Queen Kills Seven Times

    The Red Queen Kills Seven Times

    ★★★★

    This review contains mild spoilers. It's regarding a key piece of plot information, but it happens quite early in the movie. Read at your own risk.

    I don't know if I'd call giallo my favourite genre (I love horror of all stripes, picking just one strain seems a bit limiting), but it does seem to be the most indicative of my favourite things in movies. What other type of movie delivers a combination of stylish cinematography, great music, nonsensical plotting,…

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  • The Child

    The Child

    ★★★

    Maybe I'm getting less patient these days, but I do think the movie miscalculates its slow burn. Knowing the premise didn't help, but the titular child is so fucking weird that it telegraphs the turn the movie will take, and it also isn't until fifty minutes into an eighty minute movie that anything exciting happens. That being said, the climax is gorier than I expected, and there's some nice Southern Gothic atmosphere to tide you over until you get there. I'm also contractually obligated to give a movie with this much fog a pass.

  • A Chinese Ghost Story

    A Chinese Ghost Story

    ★★★★½

    I know exactly zilch about Chinese folklore, but if it means more ghostly levitating Joey Wongs, then I'm all for it. And if spending time with ghostly levitating Joey Wong means there's a chance I might get turned into a mummy, it seems a fair price to pay.

    While I was occasionally a little overwhelmed by its relentlessly energetic approach and never the running gag with the constables looking for the fugitive nearly as funny as the movie did (although…