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Don't shoot up bug powder... I really want to read this book now, because that was just fucking insane!
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Stephen King adaptations can be a bit hit and miss. This one is mostly hit. Max Von Sydow is excellent as Leland Gaunt. Ed Harris and J.T. Walsh put in pretty good shows too.
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If you don't mind seeing a hairy punker called Fat mike in a dress, this is a mostly fun documentary. There's a bit of dark shit there, but the music is pretty fucking good.
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I don't like spiders so I was of two minds to even try this one, but it has decent ratings so I took a gamble. It's not a bad movie (indeed, too many actual spiders for me), but I don't think I'd watch it again.



Meh, yet again. I think this Shudder sub has about run its course. 
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Double meh. 
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This one is over five hours long, so I watched it in chunks. I kinda wish I could have taken the whole thing in during a single sitting though. Wonderful movie. 
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Meh. Bratty kids, dumb plot and Cage being Cage.
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Lacks the charm and style of my favourite vampire films, but it's not a bad venture. 



This one wasn't too bad either, as far as these Shudder exclusives go. The title works on two levels, one of them being that the movie takes place during a blackout. 



Major WTF movie. But I think I may be done giving director Sion Sono's films a shot. While obviously technically accomplished and capable of mashing a multitude of genres together into a package that's surprisingly cohesive, his films tend to end up either annoying me in some manner or disgusting me with how he can't seem to make a film without putting something perverted in it. He did at least make a balancing point with this one that did make me say 'oh' at the end, but the film still feels unnecessarily gratuitous. I get that the actresses in the film were probably actually of legal age (at least I hope they were, but I don't know what Japan's standard is compared to the western world), but when they're portraying school children, this just ends up one big NO. Still, at least it's not on Love Exposure's level. 



Second watch of this Argentinian/Spanish anthology gem.  You need to have a bit of warped sense of humour like me, but I think this is hilarious. 
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Technically classed as a slasher but has a lot in common with the Italian giallo movies of the day. I really dug this one. 



This one was merely okay as far as 80's slashers go. I've seen this one credited as doing the genre through a feminine lens (opposed to the so called male gaze), but at least the early sequences before the bloodbath starts were still full of lingering gratuitous shots of all the girls. So I guess I just don't understand the politics of all those criticisms the horror genre gets for films like this. 

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The Lovers (1958). Out of ten films in what looks to be quite an eclectic boxset, this second film looked like it may be the least interesting (for me). A romantic drama. Turns out like you can't judge a book by its cover you can't judge a film by its genre. This was really quite compelling. The film also provided another example of just how different French film of the day was to the US one which basically had a ball and chain tied to one leg in the form of the Hays Code. This is the first and only film of the 1950s I've seen tits in. Released two years before censors infamously gave Hitchcock a hard time just showing a man and woman in bed together in Psycho. 
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Sweet little romantic comedy:
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1473832/?ref_=vp_vi_tt

Nice crime drama this one:
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2582782/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0
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Final King Hu movie I picked up recently. This one's another epic, over three hours long but is in a different genre (RYM naturally puts it in the exact same genre as the other three I watched recently, which honestly kinda stinks of unintended racism - 'It's Chinese, must be a Wuxia' kind of thing). It's actually a ghost story blurring the lines between fantasy and horror. I'd put it in a similar style as the Japanese Kaidan films (something those geniuses over at RYM recently got disassociated with horror, ruining tagging on a number of important films). The film itself was very good with some great visuals but could sometimes be hard to follow and is probably my least favourite King Hu film so far. Still a solid 4/5 though. 
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Clash of the Titans which features exactly zero Titans. Oh well... An all star cast - Laurence Olivier, Maggie Smith, Burgess Meredith, and a young up-and-coming Harry Hamlin. Some of the special effects are a bit shit, and then others are excellent, which is about as uneven as the movie overall. Could have been better, but could have been a lot worse.
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I don't know what sort of weird shit I just watched here, but this is brilliant!
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Better than some are saying, though perhaps overlong. 
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Stunning, if disturbing. It's as if the filmmaker was trying to one up Soviet classic Come and See. This kid goes through some serious shit (and the buried up to the neck to be pecked at by crows on the cover is far from the worst). It can not be called a nice film. It can be called a brilliant one though. It's as beautifully shot as it is harrowing and horrifying. It runs for almost three hours, but really doesn't feel like it. It's also the first film ever made in its language, Interslavic, and features an international cast including Udo Kier, Stellan Skarsgård & Harvey Keitel as people the boy meets along the way. 

I feel like this one has gone somewhat ignored so far, which is a same. I'm tempted to give this one 5/5 right off the bat, and I try to reserve that rating now for at least second viewings. 


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^It´s probably so powerful, because it feels like this is how it would actually be in a pre- and post-nuclear war situation. It´s not a polished version with Leornado playing the lead role or something like that, it´s just grim, brutal, and bleak...
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Fuck. Saw this as a teenager, and it stuck with me, particularly as that was a time when nuclear war was a distinct possibility. Really grim and powerful, and that power hasn't diminished over the years. There was an American film on the same subject in the same era called "The Day After" which is really feeble compared to this.
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