You’re All Doomed: A First-Timer’s Review of the 1980s FRIDAY THE 13th

This was my first time seeing the movie Friday the 13th. That might sound surprising, in that I do enjoy a good scary movie and mysteries. Perhaps I never saw it before because when it first came out in 1980 I was very much a little kid, and by the time i was old enough and interested I preferred to see new movies. So I came into the theater with very limited knowledge about this movie.

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You’re All Doomed: A First-Timer’s Review of the 1980s FRIDAY THE 13th

Post-Halloween PSYCHO CINEMA Packs A Punch With Cereal Parties, Double Features, Dangerous Men, and Bowie Bulge

Psycho Cinema is the sister organization run by the hostest-with-the-mostest Faye G.  They bring rarely-screened horror, sci-fi, and obscure films to the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Winchester.  Join Faye’s group by clicking this LINK and prepare for the unexpected!

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Post-Halloween PSYCHO CINEMA Packs A Punch With Cereal Parties, Double Features, Dangerous Men, and Bowie Bulge

1, 2, People Will Hate This Review. 3, 4, This Movie’s A Bore…A Nightmare on Elm Street Review

I know this is blasphemous amongst the horror circles, and especially so in the wake of Wes Craven’s unfortunate passing, but it is what it is. As far back as I can remember, A Nightmare On Elm Street has always been my least favorite of the franchise movies. Admittedly, as the series went on, I liked them a little bit more – who can’t appreciate some of Freddy’s one-liners? The problem with this first one is that none of those are there (I’m not willing to count the “I’m your boyfriend now” line), none of the witticism at all is present, and without even that little glimmer of hope, the movie just falls flat.

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1, 2, People Will Hate This Review. 3, 4, This Movie’s A Bore…A Nightmare on Elm Street Review

Why Matt LOVES Maniac Cop 2 and Dreams of a Second Sequel (aka Maniac Cop 3: Badge of Silence)

Oh, Maniac Cop 2, how I love you…

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Why Matt LOVES Maniac Cop 2 and Dreams of a Second Sequel (aka Maniac Cop 3: Badge of Silence)

Watching Youth Make The Attempt to Drive a Stake Through Centuries of Evil: A Review of 1985’s Fright Night

I saw Fright Night (1985) as an adolescent. The rental copy chosen was well preserved in the coffin that has become the VHS tape. Seeing this movie again, I’m reminded how Fright Night, with reference to genre, makes for a delightful mash-up. Of what? you ask. Okay, fine. Comedy, mostly. Of horror, too, of course. Of vampire horror, in particular. Anything else? Yes, of course. But really, let’s not overdo it. This isn’t a “think piece,” Mr. Fong-Torres.

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Watching Youth Make The Attempt to Drive a Stake Through Centuries of Evil: A Review of 1985’s Fright Night