Monthly Archives: July 2009

Don’t Go in the Woods (James Bryan, 1981)

Poor Angie Brown. Asked to stare offscreen, she wonders how the dialogue she and her castmates have spoken will make it to the final edit of the film, considering the equipment filming her beardy-serial-killer-in-the-woods film is much less professional than … Continue reading

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Boardinghouse (John Wintergate, 1982)

Shot in Horror-Vision (which looks suspiciously like videotape) in 1982 with all the illicit feeling of porn made by a group of mystical ex-hippie Los Angelenos, this film’s artificial lighting schemes, point-and-shoot cinematography, point-and-emote acting, random fades-to-black, and double-exposure “special” … Continue reading

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Let’s Scare Jessica To Death (John D. Hancock, 1971)

A title trying to impose plot onto a film that steadfastly refuses (until its final reel) to deliver the genre goods collides with an uncomfortable probing of the wounds of marriage, an unhopeful vision of the future for those on … Continue reading

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