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TUES 12: What I Learned from Watching “Madhouse” (aka There Was a Little Girl, aka When She Was Bad, aka Party des Schreckens, 1981)

1.  When all the opening credits are in lower case letters, and the score is by Riz Ortolani, you are in for one treat of a movie. 2.  I’m not sure which I find creepier: a little girl in full … Continue reading

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Kids Who Kill, part 2: The Second One

Some time ago I wrote a lengthy entry about Kids Who Kill in the movies.  I have a love-hate relationship with children.  I don’t have any of my own besides the Hubster and the furchildren. I like other people’s kids … Continue reading

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TUES 12: What I Learned from Watching “Rock ‘n’ Roll Nightmare” (aka “The Edge of Hell”, 1987)

1.   Oh, the years have not been kind to Jon-Mikl Thor: 2.  The logical place for demons to hide in your house is the oven. 3.  You may be forced to have an Ontario license plate due to where you … Continue reading

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TH13: What I Learned From Watching “Schizo” (1976)

1.  Although your movie is called “Schizo”, you may want to include a dry Webster’s definition voice-over of “schizophrenia” because you are playing to the lowest common denominator, audience-wise. 2.  The great thing about 1970’s British movies is that you’re … Continue reading

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Flawed Film Friday: Starship Troopers (1997)

So the Hubster and I went to RiffTrax’s broadcast of Starship Troopers last night – if you’re not familiar with RiffTrax, these are some of the same guys from Mystery Science Theatre 3000.  If you’re not familiar with MST3K then … Continue reading

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TUES12: What I Learned From Watching “I Drink Your Blood” (1970)

No matter how seriously you try to say it, the line “Your damned dam” is just funny. Even though your town is essentially deserted and there’s no hope of any customers, it’s always a good plan to keep a couple … Continue reading

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TH13: What I Learned from Watching “Frankenstein’s Castle of Freaks” (1973)

1. Any time you see “A Harry Novak Production” credit, you know you’re in for some hellaciously bad stuff. 2. So … It’s the mid-nineteenth century, but there are Neanderthals running around. Sure, why not? 3. Tempera paints make the … Continue reading

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