Voices from Beyond

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★★☆☆ – (1991) – The ghost of a dead man uses his daughter to locate his killer, but has to succeed before his corpse completely rots. The overall story is okay, and the attempts at the surreal aren’t awful, but there’s never a sense of dread or concern for the outcome. Pretty tame for a Fulci movie, but still pulls off some nasty tricks.

Blair Witch

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★★★☆ – (2016) – Four friends and two tagalongs enter haunted woods in search of a girl who went missing over a decade before. Has a rough beginning that merely duplicates the original’s set-up, and the characters are hardly profound, but once the horror kicks in the tension never lets up. A relentless display of staggering suspense, unpleasant atmosphere, and effective shocks.

Dorm of the Dead (2012)

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★☆☆☆ – (2012) – A bunch of college geeks deal with zombies by referring to popular movies. There’s hardly any story pertaining to the dead versus the living, aside from a few wide shots of zombie groups. A dirt cheap version of something that could have been made for even cheaper and still accomplish the same nothingness.

The Lift

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★½☆☆ – (1983) – A repairman investigates an elevator that’s causing mysterious deaths. Aside from one great decapitation, this focuses more on the mystery of computer chips than anything related to horror. The characters are somewhat distinct, but there’s not much for them to do but wade from one flat scene to the next.

Children of the Full Moon

Children of the Full Moon

★½☆☆ – (1980) – A married couple having car trouble happen upon a manor that contains werewolf children. A dull slog that shows characters constantly talking, but not nearly enough of the horror they speak of. Ends on a predictable note that’s just as tiresome and the preceding moments.

Rude Awakening

Rude Awakening

★★☆☆ – (1980) – An unhappily married man has premonitions of a dead woman and dreams of a beautiful one. Has a few intriguing moments that question dreams versus reality, but often goes about itself in an off-putting, corny manner. Worth sitting through, but leaves no lasting impressions.