1980's TOP 13: #12 Sleepaway Camp 2 1970's TOP 13: #2 Dawn of the Dead 1980's TOP 13: #1 Poltergeist 1990's TOP 13: #1 Dolores Claiborne 2000's TOP 13: #7 Trick 'r Treat
  • 1980's TOP 13: #12 Sleepaway Camp 2
  • 1970's TOP 13: #2 Dawn of the Dead
  • 1980's TOP 13: #1 Poltergeist
  • 1990's TOP 13: #1 Dolores Claiborne
  • 2000's TOP 13: #7 Trick 'r Treat

The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia

Haunting in Connecticut 2, The

★★☆☆ – (2013) – A young girl encounters ghosts in her new home, which compels her family to search for truths. The atmosphere is moderately spooky, and a lot of horror ideas are strewn throughout, but there isn’t much in the way of character emotion. Easy to enjoy, but hard to connect with.

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Die Hard Dracula

Die Hard Dracula

★½☆☆ – (1998) – A young man and an old Van Helsing attempt to end Dracula’s possessive reign. Brings every known vampire cliche to new lows through deplorable acting, pitiful F/X, and banal writing. Almost good in a bad sense, but is too utterly unoriginal to ever commend.

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Spawn of the Slithis

Slithis

★★☆☆ – (1978) – A high school journalism teacher investigates a monster born of pollution. Spends too much time not doing anything, but isn’t too bad when there’s actual activity. The monster mayhem is badly lit and infrequent, but welcomed over the substandard drama.

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Dead Before Dawn 3-D

Dead Before Dawn 3-D

★★☆☆ – (2013) – A group of friends inadvertently create a curse that turns anyone they look at into zombie demons. Always on the move with colorful characters and scenarios, but the humor never rises above amusing. Mostly fun, but runs out of steam by the end.

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Return to Nuke ‘Em High, Volume 1

Return to Nuke 'Em High 1

★½☆☆ – (2013) – Radioactive tacos mutate Tromaville students into singing, murdering annoyances. Feels like zaniness for the sake of zaniness, and never forms a significant social point. One or two characters are worth investing time in, but there’s little camaraderie among friends or foes. A rare Lloyd letdown.

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The X Files: I Want to Believe

X Files 2

★★★☆ – (2008) – Two storied FBI agents reconvene to locate a missing agent. Has surprisingly little to do with the supernatural, but instead focuses on spiritual beliefs and a sinister plot involving human body parts. The story and its advancements are wholly engaging, while the wintry atmosphere is a plus.

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The X Files: Fight the Future

X Files 1

★★½☆ – (1998) – Two FBI agents investigate an alien virus while under scrutiny from their superiors . A bit awkward as a stand alone film, since the character arcs pick up where the TV show left off between seasons. Long, slow, and simplistic, but worth following thanks to a large scale mystery.

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

The Hobbit 2

★★☆☆ – (2013) – Varying Middle Earth inhabitants quest for a stone once stolen by a fearful dragon. An overblown assortment of long speeches, last minute rescues, uneven humor, and ridiculously choreographed action. Visually impressive, but the characters haven’t grown since the previous film, which only adds to the emptiness.

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Devil Bat’s Daughter

Devil Bat's Daughter

★½☆☆ – (1946) – The daughter of an evil scientist is haunted by nightmares and hounded by a malicious shrink. An incredibly short but incredibly drawn out yarn where characters endlessly talk about nothing relevant. The horror is limited to footage of bats, while the mystery is left to banal writing.

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Mortuary (2005)

Mortuary (2005)

★★☆☆ – (2005) – A single mother and her kids move to a town where the dead have a tendency to rise. Has a lot going on with zombies and herbal possession, but the ideas never quite gel. Moves fast, has some cheesy horror moments, and owes a lot to Night Life

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