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Old 21st September 2021, 09:29 PM
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Old 21st September 2021, 09:38 PM
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Red Letters. 2019. (aka A Satanic Plot)

After seeing a dash cam footage of a police officer entering a building and never to be seen again, two paranormal investigators are hired to look into the case with one of them being a medium.

From the start this seemed to have potential, and will admit the acting may not be great, but half way through some parts just dragged on for 10-15 minutes to the point of a cigarette and coffee were needed and felt like I didn't miss a thing, how I managed to get to the ending must have been a achievement. this lacked any tense moments for the big finale.

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Old 21st September 2021, 09:53 PM
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The Boston Strangler (1968)

Not sure what i thought of this. After seeing director Richard Fleischer's excellent and similarly themed 10 Rillington Place (1971) last Christmas i was expecting a lot from this but i was a little underwhelmed and felt it was a movie that lacked any edge of the seat moments.

For a film populated by some classy actors such as Henry Fonda and George Kennedy it never really pulled me in. It's certainly watchable and Tony Curtis proves he can act the serious stuff as serial killer Albert DeSalvo aka The Boston Strangler, but Fleischer never really allowed it to get seedy, especially as it holds an 18 certificate to this day here in the UK. The aforementioned 10 Rillington Place was a far more affecting and chilling film and British serial killer John Christie didn't murder and sexually violate women with foreign objects in that one.

I'll also mention that the film has some quite bizarre uses of split screen photography throughout.
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The Aftermath. 1982

Two astronauts return to earth after a year in space only to discover the earth was involved in a nuclear war, with a gang running the street, a band of people try to survive their onslaught and mutants.

Calling this a B movie may be a insult to other B movies, big man Sid Haig plays Cutter who runs the gang the pillages places and kills those he finds alive for sport mostly men. Steve Barkett writes and directs this film and also plays the main lead who finds survivors and tries to help them with Cutter and his minions. This is one of those films that is sooo bad yet somewhat good. with the homage of Planet Of The Apes and The Omega Man.


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Two Evil Eyes (1990)

Two genre legends in George A Romero and Dario Argento team up to make a couple of tales from the master of the macabre Edgar Allan Poe in The Facts in the Case of Mr. Valdemar (Romero) and The Black Cat (Argento)

A match made in heaven surely?

Well, not really. At around an hour each the stories are padded and too long, especially in Romero's case as his kill him for the money story becomes tedious, Argento fares slightly better thanks to a good showing from Harvey Keitel as Rod Usher (A bit of mix and matching going on there) and some classy directorial flourishes from the director as well as fun gore that divert from the predictability of it all.

I watched this on dvd for the first time in years to see if i wished to upgrade to Arrow's Blu-ray some time in the future. I don't.
Completely agree with this, such a disapointment
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Old 21st September 2021, 10:01 PM
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How was it? worth a watch?

I'm nae spoiling nithing for naebody wi that ain.
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Old 21st September 2021, 10:02 PM
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I'm sure that this is due for a UK release
Remember owning this on vhs , cover was better as usual
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The Boston Strangler (1968)

Not sure what i thought of this. After seeing director Richard Fleischer's excellent and similarly themed 10 Rillington Place (1971) last Christmas i was expecting a lot from this but i was a little underwhelmed and felt it was a movie that lacked any edge of the seat moments.

For a film populated by some classy actors such as Henry Fonda and George Kennedy it never really pulled me in. It's certainly watchable and Tony Curtis proves he can act the serious stuff as serial killer Albert DeSalvo aka The Boston Strangler, but Fleischer never really allowed it to get seedy, especially as it holds an 18 certificate to this day here in the UK. The aforementioned 10 Rillington Place was a far more affecting and chilling film and British serial killer John Christie didn't murder and sexually violate women with foreign objects in that one.

I'll also mention that the film has some quite bizarre uses of split screen photography throughout.

It's an odd beast. I was quite gripped the last time I watched it, but was watching a lot giallo at the time ....
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Enjoy. *.
Doubtful. The last M. Night Slimyone film i watched was The Happening and that was terrible.
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Doubtful. The last M. Night Slimyone film i watched was The Happening and that was terrible.
The Marky Mark one? It's hilarious. His cameo in this one really takes the biscuit factory tbh ...
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