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Patrick King
I have no money, no resources, no hopes. I am the happiest man alive.
I have no money, no resources, no hopes. I am the happiest man alive.
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Dreams That Money Can Buy -- A Last Gasp Of Surrealist Filmmaking
Released in 1947 by artist and film director Hans Richter, Dreams that Money can Buy is actually a collaboration between surrealist and Dada artists, most of whom directed a portion of the film via the many dream sequences. Max Ernst, Fernand Léger, Man Ray...
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Salvation, USA: A Not-Thrilling Thriller
Written by Bernie Van De Yacht and directed by Yacht and Brett Donowho, Salvation, USA is a thriller, sort of. It reminded me a lot of a Lifetime movie with a little sex and swearing. Until the finale, which gets all sorts of batshit violent and bloody. Ah,...
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G Rated Horror: The Legend of Boggy Creek
The Legend of Boggy Creek was written by Earl E. Smith, but the whole thing represents the vision of director Charles B. Pierce. The story was pieced together from the tales of local residents from Fouke, Arkansas, some of whom appeared in Boggy Creek as th...
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Holy Terror: Terribly Mundane
Holy Terror , a horror flick released on digital platforms like Amazon Video this month, proves that it’s pretty damn hard to write and direct an original exorcism movie. Not only is this film’s story muddled, but every idea is recycled from another, better...
Holy Terror: Terribly Mundane
Holy Terror: Terribly Mundane
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Don't Look in the Basement (There's a Plot Point Hiding)
The 1973 low budget grindhouse horror flick Don’t Look in the Basement is a prime example of movie logic concerning insane people. You take a character’s quirky defining trait, turn it up to eleven and viola, insanity! So here we have a soldier who thinks h...
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Doing the Genre Mash: Silent Retreat
I hadn’t heard of the 2013 horror flick Silent Retreat until a DVD copy came with my Horror Block subscription. I love the surprises you find inside these weird mystery boxes. Silent Retreat was a neat surprise. A low budget horror film written by Corey Bro...
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Boy Meets Chrome: Christine
Written by Bill Phillips from a novel by Stephen King and directed by John Carpenter, Christine, released in 1983, is a love story between a boy and his car. This time, however, the car is alive and quite possessive of her boy. She’s an older lover, too. Ch...
Boy Meets Chrome: Christine
Boy Meets Chrome: Christine
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Wonderwall: Weirdo Psychedelic Time Capsule
Written by Guillermo Cabrera Infante from a story by Gérard Brach and directed by Joe Massot, the 1968 film Wonderwall is about as psychedelic as it gets. Released a year after the Beatles’ Magical Mystery Tour film and using George Harrison as a composer, ...
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Postcards from the Edge: Family, Artifice, Style, Humor
Written by the late Carrie Fisher, 1990’s Postcards from the Edge is a fun take on a unique mother-daughter relationship. In an interview with the Columbus Dispatch in 2012, Fisher claimed that the movie wasn’t autobiographical, but at times it’s hard to se...
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