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  • Malignant

    ★★★★½

  • Private School

    ★★★★

  • Friday the 13th

    ★★

  • Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday

    ★½

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  • Malignant

    Malignant

    ★★★★½

    33 % old school, Dead Silence-era James Wan, dripping in his patented atmospherics that I love so much: fog, neon, overhead shots, and the only director working today that can efficiently and effectively pull off jump scares.

    33 % 90s Darkman / Army of Darkness-era Sam Raimi splat-stick pyrotechnic stunt show silliness, Dutch angles and zooms and dreary, noir-y set pieces that I had forgotten how much I loved and realized has been missing in my life for far too…

  • Private School

    Private School

    ★★★★

    The next time I hear some dude get all goopy and wistful about Phoebe Cates poppin' her top off in Fast Times, I'm just gonna slap em across the kisser and say:

    "Betsy god...daayyyuumm Russell... Private School!" and walk away.

    The end.

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    Bonus points for Kathleen Wilhoite, Martin Mull, Frances Bay and Rick Springfield on the soundtrack during the completey gratuitous girl's gym sequence with choreo from Paula Abdul.

    Shit-stupid 80s teen titty & boner comedies, man...

    Sorry/not sorry. I fuckin' love em.

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  • Candyman

    Candyman

    ★★★½

    Spoiler free as possible:

    -Loved the continuation from Bernard Rose's original;

    -The new mythos that every generation has a candyman of their own is clever, sharp but slightly underused

    - The "rushed" ending, I didn't have a problem with. But the patronizing nature of the final act: to sit down with you and look you in the eye and explain the racial injustices of the plot...

    Kind of deflated the momentum.

    Still, Tony Todd...

    Great Kubrick-ian murder set pieces, and…

  • Taste the Blood of Dracula

    Taste the Blood of Dracula

    ★★½

    (I Never Had) The Bloody Hammer #16:

    Lee returns after being summoned via black magick rituals (and some neat re-hydrated Alka Seltzer-looking blood effects) by a quartet of hedonistic assholey aristocrats. When the blood drinking ceremony goes wrong (as it usually does), the resurrected Count goes on a vengeance tear hunting down the three remaining elder jerkwads by turning their daughters into gleefully evil be-fanged acolytes.

    While upping the quotient on blood, nudity, sex and violence from the previous installments,…