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Halloween II (1981)

Rick Rosenthal‘s Halloween II picks up immediately where its predecessor left off and follows Michael Myers’s second killing spree during the night of October 31, 1978. Dr Sam Loomis (Donald Pleasence) storms in on Michael Myers (Tony Moran) as he is about to kill Laurie (Jamie Lee Curtis). He shoots him several times but when he…

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Halloween (1978)

John Carpenter’s slasher unarguably earns its pride of place as one of the most important horror films ever made, despite the fact that countless imitations and spin-offs may have somewhat diminished its scare factor. Michael Myers (Tony Moran) was committed to a mental institution following the grisly murder of his elder sister when he was just…

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American Horror Story S04E02: Massacres and Matinees

Police officers investigating the surge of crime in the area, as well as the disappearance of their colleague, inform Elsa (Jessica Lange) that a curfew is now in place. For the show, this means financial ruin. Nonetheless, she employs strongman Dell Toledo (Michael Chiklis), Jimmy’s (Evan Peters) father, and husband to three-breasted hermaphrodite Desiree (Angela Bassett). She…

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Blue Ruin (2013)

Jeremy Saulnier‘s Blue Ruin is a revenge film that plays into the established tropes of the genre only to subvert them with chilling consequences. Dwight Evans (Macon Blair) lives in and out of his car with sporadic illicit visits to other people’s homes in order to take a bath. He is a veritable bum, scavenging for…

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20,000 Days on Earth (2014)

Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard helm a documentary film about legendary Australian musician/writer Nick Cave, purporting to show 24 hours in the life of the artist, his 20,000th day on earth. The film is book-ended by two phenomenally edited sequences. The first one consists of an assault of images and video clips spanning the entire life…