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Film Review: Halloween (1978)


SYNOPSIS: The first flick in the trilogy from director John Carpenter, Halloween almost single-handedly invented the 1980s slasher genre. Escaped lunatic Michael Myers (no, not the Austin Powers actor) goes on a murderous baby-sitter-slaying rampage on Halloween. Only baby sitter Jamie Lee Curtis (the quintessential scream queen) and psychiatrist Donald Pleasence can stop him. REVIEW:

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Film Review: Halloween 5 (1989)


SYNOPSIS: Presumed dead after a shoot-out with the Haddonfield police, Michael Myers (Don Shanks) is secretly nursed back to health — and returns a year later to kill again. He once more targets his young niece, Jamie (Danielle Harris), who’s recovering in the local children’s hospital after attacking her stepmother and losing her voice. Jamie’s mental link with her evil ...

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Film Review: Specters (1987)


SYNOPSIS: An unforgettable journey into the darkest reaches of terror. REVIEW: Director – Marcello Avallone Starring – John Pepper, Trine Michelsen, Donald Pleasence I so wanted to like this movie. I mean really wanted to like it. You have some classic ingredients here: an old tomb deep within some catacombs that contains an ancient evil, the curse that surrounds said ...

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Film Review: Phantom Of Death (1988)


SYNOPSIS: Police Comissioner Datti is investigating the murder of a female doctor whose murderer seems to be a thirty-fivish year old man. Soon another murder follows: Pianist Robert Dominici’s girlfriend is found killed. The killer also challenges Datti on the phone and says he can’t be caught since he has a secret which makes him invulnerable. In the meantime the ...

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Film Review: Prince of Darkness (1987)


SYNOPSIS: A research team finds a mysterious cylinder in a deserted church. If opened, it could mean the end of the world. REVIEW: Prince of Darkness (1987), one of Carpenter’s more darker films, of which one would assume a vampire king of sorts, actually refers to Satan and his darker leader. Darker leader? Now there’s an interesting concept….an evil force ...

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Film Review: Alone in the Dark (1982)


SYNOPSIS: Four homicidal maniacs escape from an insane asylum when a black out causes the state of the art security system keeping them locked up malfunctions. After killing some staff members of the asylum they head toward their new psychiatrist’s house (who they want to kill as they think that he murdered the psychiatrist that he replaced), killing anyone unlucky ...

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Film Review: Halloween II (1981)


SYNOPSIS: This bloodier sequel picks up where the original ended. An injured Jamie Lee Curtis recuperates in the hospital not knowing that murderous Michael Myers is licking his wounds in a nearby room. The hospital setting makes for spooky sequences with Myers’ slow footsteps echoing loudly on the tile floor. The diagnosis for impressionable viewers: long nights of insomnia. REVIEW: ...

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