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Killtoberfest 1 – #10: Maniac (1980)

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Killtoberfest #10 was Maniac (1980), a movie I watched mostly because I was interested in seeing the remake they did recently with Elijah Wood. I’m not so eager now, because I wasn’t a huge fan of this one. This is kind of the whole movie: staring at …

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Killtoberfest 1 – #9: Sinister

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Wrapping up last Friday’s Killtoberfest-fest with #9, in our desperation we turned to something that was 100% definitely horror, last year’s Sinister. This was a mistake. Sinister actually began decently, and in the hands of even a competent writer, the premise should have worked. The movie …

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Killtoberfest 1 – #8: The Company of Wolves

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Killtoberfest rolled onward last Friday with #8, the third in a series of not-really-horror-films. In my defense, I was deceived by an evil leprechaun, and also everybody who said Neil Jordan’s The Company of Wolves was about werewolves and therefore a horror film. Instead, it is about …

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Killtoberfest 1 – #7: Time After Time

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Another not-really-horror-at-all movie followed Dead Ringers as Killtoberfest continued. My movie selection process prizes a lack of information over almost everything else–if I can get one good reason to see something, I try to stay in the dark about everything else. It’s a Christopher Nolan …

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Killtoberfest 1 – #6: Dead Ringers

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Typical of Cronenberg’s long reign as one of the most original and consistently excellent directors around, today’s Killtoberfest entry Dead Ringers is a story no one else could have conceived, or, if they had, executed with such skill and intensity. The film is essentially a two-hander between …