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Ryne Barber
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Check out my review of It Follows. Then tell me how wrong I am for not loving it.
A great score and a good message don't always equate to an exciting film, and It Follows relies too much on a single premise to capitalize on some suspenseful imagery. Repeating moments wear down the viewer until the menacing stares and slow walking become a tedious exercise in patient waiting.
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Parasyte: The Maxim just ended its 24-episode run in Japan. Here's a review of the full series, including a look at how closely it adapts the manga.
Parasyte: The Maxim faithfully adapts Iwaaki Hitoshi's manga 20 years later, and its themes are still relevant today. The show has a tendency to leech the power out of its main themes by forcing them on the viewer, though.
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Checking out the recent comic Blood Queen vs. Dracula #1, which unfortunately is not as fun, bloody, or entertaining as it sounds.
The first issue of Blood Queen vs. Dracula finds Brownfield exploring the basic historical backgrounds behind Dracula and Countess Bathory; the actual conflict within is poorly defined, making it an unexceptional read.
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A very cool competition from Scholastic has users picking the Ultimate Goosebumps book in a Monster Madness bracket.
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Grant Morrison's Nameless #2 continues its horror/sci-fi approach with a Lovecraftian issue that has a much more linear narrative than the first.
The second issue of Nameless is right on track, this time taking a more linear approach to the story than Grant Morrison did in the first issue. There's still some issues with character development, but overall this is a fun space comic with influence ranging from Alien to H.P. Lovecraft.
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Girl House is a fun throwback to 80s slasher films, but its theme also gets bogged down in between sexism and empowerment of women in porn. Their weak characterization doesn't help matters.
Trevor Matthews' Girl House is similar to the "girls pursued by a killer" tropes from 80s slasher movie, with a cast of characters getting sliced and diced by a crazy masked man. Unfortunately, it often ebbs too close to sexism with its shallow portrayal of characters and their weaknesses, a problem that detracts from any effectiveness the theme might contain.
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Tuesday's horror releases on Blu-Ray and DVD, including Olive Films' Night Game and a couple collections from Blue Underground.
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Don't Go In the Woods is a lovably awful film, and Vinegar Syndrome has brought it to Blu-Ray with a host of special features, making it a release you need to own.
Terrible acting, continuity errors, and a very loose definition of plot make Don't Go In the Woods an awful film. But it's lovably bad, the kind of low-budget slasher film that will have groups of people appreciating just how humorously shlocky it is. Vinegar Syndrome reverently brings this cult classic to Blu-Ray with a host of special features, making it a must for your collection.
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Checking out the recent comic Blood Queen vs. Dracula, which unfortunately is not as fun, bloody, or entertaining as it sounds.
The first issue of Blood Queen vs. Dracula finds Brownfield exploring the basic historical backgrounds behind Dracula and Countess Bathory; the actual conflict within is poorly defined, making it an unexceptional read.
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Tuesday's horror releases including Grindhouse Releasing's 3-disc package of The Beyond!
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Grant Morrison's Nameless #2 continues its horror/sci-fi approach with a Lovecraftian issue that has a much more linear narrative than the first.
The second issue of Nameless is right on track, this time taking a more linear approach to the story than Grant Morrison did in the first issue. There's still some issues with character development, but overall this is a fun space comic with influence ranging from Alien to H.P. Lovecraft.
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Arrow Video's release of Day of Anger looks fantastic with some great special features; however, the film itself isn't, for this reviewer at least, a memorable spaghetti western despite two good co-stars.
Day of Anger isn't one of the best mentor spaghetti westerns, but it does have a good cast in Giuliano Gemma and Lee Van Cleef. Tonino Valerii's direction in the extended cut is overly long, but there are some unique moments mixed in with a plodding, somewhat aimless plot. Arrow Video's restoration and special features, though, are commendable.
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Jennifer Robison's profile photo
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  • HFM BOCES
    substitute teacher, 2011 - present
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Gloversville
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Mayfield - North Adams
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I'm Ryne, writing about horror and waiting to hear from you about your new movie or horror media.
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I'm Ryne, writing about horror and waiting to hear from you about your new movie or horror media. Email me at rynepbarber@gmail.com
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Been blogging for five years.
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  • MCLA
    English, 2007 - 2011
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