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  • Ikiru
  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
  • Inferno
  • Night of the Demon

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  • I, Madman

    ★★★½

  • To Live and Die in L.A.

    ★★★½

  • De Palma

    ★★★

  • The Grandmaster

    ★★½

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  • I, Madman

    I, Madman

    Tibor Takács gave the world the enjoyable young-adult horrors of The Gate, cashing in on Spielberg tinged terror tales. But he followed it up with something much darker - and perhaps "I, Madman" was too rare and different for mainstream audiences...

    Jenny Wright works in a book shop and is obsessed with violent, rare, novels by the mysterious Malcolm Brand (played by make-up artist Randall William Cook) and when his final novel is finally uncovered she discovers that fantasy and…

  • To Live and Die in L.A.

    To Live and Die in L.A.

    Slick, ultra stylish and fast paced - a quintessentially 80s piece filled with poses, gestures, "looks" and imagery, alongside a very sleek and ultimately twisted tale of crime, criminals and cops willing to bend the rules (and drive down a motorway the wrong way) to get the forger responsible for killing their partner.

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  • Dracula's Dog

    Dracula's Dog

    Of ALL the "animal horror" films released in the wake of Jaws, this is by far the best and most important.

    Zoltan: Hound of Dracula (but thanks to the lazy commitment of Letterboxd, you can only use the title they have on their affiliate data base (www.themoviedb.org/movie/26703-dracula-s-dog).

    Well, it's been a long time since I saw Zoltan and it's aged and dated badly - already a B-movie hated by fans and considered a mess/laughing-stock, it now seems anomalous and eccentric…

  • Wicked, Wicked

    Wicked, Wicked

    Patchy but compellingly weird filmmaking venture in split-screen storytelling sustained for the entire duration of the film - as a kind of narrative gimmick it is strangely fascinating. Odd, psychotronic cinema - filled with odder performances that don't always work for the film at all. But so unusual (something De Palma does to create impact on specific scenes and sequences, is here the entire film) it should be more widely seen. Lurid, bizarre, too slow, proper cult cinema.