Friday, October 31, 2014

Viewing Journal: 10/31/2014





508) RITUALS
(1977 dir. Peter Carter) Date Seen: October 31 2014

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507) BEDLAM
(1946 dir. Mark Robson) Date Seen: October 31 2014






 

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Viewing Journal: 10/30/2014







506) 7 DEATHS IN THE CAT'S EYE
(1973 dir. Antonio Margheriti) Date Seen: October 30 2014








505) THE BLACK PIT OF DR. M
(1959 dir. Fernando Méndez) Date Seen: October 30 2014

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Viewing Journal: 10/29/2014






504) ROCKS IN MY POCKETS
(2014 dir. Signe Baumane) Date Seen: October 29 2014

One of the best films I've seen on the topic of mental health. 








503) ALMOST HUMAN
(2014 dir. Joe Begos) Date Seen: October 29 2014

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502) GALAXY OF TERROR
(1981 dir. Bruce D. Clark) Date Seen: October 29 2014

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501) SUSPIRIA 
(1977 dir. Dario Argento) 4th Viewing: October 29 2014


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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Viewing Journal: 10/28/2014




500) WHIPLASH
(2014 dir. Damien Chazelle) Date Seen: October 28 2014


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499) DEAD SNOW 2: RED VS. DEAD
(2014 dir. Tommy Wirkola) Date Seen: October 28 2014


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498) DOLPHIN TALE 2
(2014 dir. Charles Martin Smith) Date Seen: October 28 2014


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Monday, October 27, 2014

Viewing Journal: 10/27/2014





497) ABCs OF DEATH 2
(2014 dir. lots of people) Date Seen: October 27 2014

individual segments: (favorites highlighted red)  

  • E.L. Katz's "A is for Amateur"                                        **1/2
  • Julian Barratt's "B is for Badger"                                       **
  • Julian Gilbey's "C is for Capital Punishment"                   **
  • Robert Morgan's "D is for Deloused"                                    ****
  • Alejandro Brugués' "E is for Equilibrium"                         **
  • Aharon Keshales' "F is for Falling"                                    **1/2
  • Jim Hosking's "G is for Grandad"                                     **
  • Bill Plympton's "H is for Head Games"                            ***
  • Erik Matti's "I is for Invincible"                                        *** 
  • Dennison Ramalho's "J is for Jesus"                                  **1/2
  • Kristina Buozyte's "K is for Knell"                                   ****
  • Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen's "L is for Legacy"                    **
  • Robert Boocheck's "M is for Masticate"                            **
  • Larry Fessenden's "N is for Nexus"                                   *** 
  • Hajime Ohata's "O is for Ochlocracy"                               ***1/2
  • Todd Rohal's "P is for P P P P Scary"                                 ***
  • Rodney Ascher's "Q is for Questionnaire"                         **
  • Marvin Kren's "R is for Roulette"                                      **1/2
  • Juan Martínez Moreno's "S is for Split"                             **1/2
  • Sylvia & Jen Soska's "T is for Torture Porn"                         *1/2
  • Vincenzo Natali's "U is for Utopia"                                    **
  • Jerome Sable's "V is for Vacation"                                      *
  • Steven Kostanski's "W is for Wish"                                     **1/2
  • Julien Maury & Alexandre Bustillo's "X is for Xylophone"                 **
  • Sôichi Umezawa's "Y is for Youth"                                     ***
  • Chris Nash's "Z is for Zygote"                                             ****






496) THE GOOD LIE
(2014 dir. Philippe Falardeau) Date Seen: October 27 2014

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495) HOMECOMING
(2005 dir. Joe Dante) Date Seen: October 27 2014

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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Viewing Journal: 10/26/2014







494) OUIJA
(2014 dir. Stiles White) Date Seen: October 26 2014
every time I play on my Ouija board, the spirits always just tell me to "stop farting." very different scenario from this film.











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493) THE BABADOOK
(2014 dir. Jennifer Kent) Date Seen: October 26 2014












492) YOUNG ONES
(2014 dir. Jake Paltrow) Date Seen: October 26 2014

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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Viewing Journal: 10/25/2014




491) V/H/S VIRAL
(2014 dir. lots of dudes) Date Seen: October 25 2014


individual segments: (favorites highlighted red) 


  • Marcel Sarmiento's "Vicious Circles"                            *1/2
  • Gregg Bishop's "Dante the Great"                                  *1/2
  • Nacho Vigalondo's "Parallel Monsters"                        ***1/2
  • Aaron Moorhead & Justin Benson's "Bonestorm"        **1/2
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Outside of Nacho's terrific & hilarious "Parallel Monsters" segment, this one's a complete waste of time. That's the potentially frustrating thing about horror anthologies, ya never really know what's in store as far as variety, but you at least hope a handful are inspired. Not even sure why Magnet released this thing yet as it does not feel complete. A segment (or two) were even cut last minute before release. And I cannot believe how scatter-brained and un-scary the main frame-narrative is by Marcel Sarmiento. He was responsible for my favorite short film of last year; D IS FOR DOGFIGHT. I'm really hoping that wasn't some kind of artistic fluke.








490) STRAY DOGS
(2014 dir. Tsai Ming-liang) Date Seen: October 25 2014


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Friday, October 24, 2014

Viewing Journal: 10/24/2014





489) JOHN WICK
(2014 dir. David Leitch, Chad Stahelski) Date Seen: October 24 2014

"I'm gonna slap ya in the mouth. With my Wick. Kapeesh?"




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488) EXISTS
(2014 dir. Eduardo Sanchez) Date Seen: October 24 2014

The 2nd Samsquanch found-footage horror I've seen this year, and as much of a missed opportunity as the other, Bobcat Goldthwait's WILLOW CREEK. Where that film had plenty of tension building but no bite, this one goes ape-shit with the visual encounters and jettisons most of it's ambiance. Doesn't ol' Bigfoot deserve better portrayal than these & HARRY AND THE HENDERSONS? Can't just be a man in a gorilla suit, no fucking way, no, you know he's real.
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487) MASSACRE TIME
(1966 dir. Lucio Fulci) Date Seen: October 24 2014

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Viewing Journal: 10/23/2014







486) LIFE AFTER BETH
(2014 dir. Jeff Baena) Date Seen: October 23 2014


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485) LISTEN UP PHILIP
(2014 dir. Alex Ross Perry) Date Seen: October 23 2014

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Viewing Journal: 10/22/2014






484) DARK TOUCH
(2013 dir. Marina de Van) Date Seen: October 22 2014

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483) CANOPY
(2014 dir. Aaron Wilson) Date Seen: October 22 2014

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