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A Psychadelic Vacation to the Emerald Isle (Review of Shrooms)

Posted in Reviews with tags , , , , on January 21, 2010 by Julianne

I am a very strong believer that horror is one of those genres crucially affected by viewing environment.  Seeing a good bad horror in a theatre is often key; the audience laughing with you at the ridiculousness just makes the whole thing worthwhile as opposed to just sort of sad.  Watching horror films alone on a rainy night can always make them seem scarier.  Watching horror films with fellow horror fans can lead to an overdose of horror cynicism.  Given that, I decided, against my better judgement, to give another chance to Shrooms.  I saw Shrooms at the 2007 Irish Film Institute’s Horrorthon as the surprise film.  Half of the audience, having already seen the movie, either booed, yelled at the screen, or even walked out.  The rest gladly joined in the jeering.  Given that atmosphere, I thought, “maybe I should give the movie another shot, on my own.  Maybe I’ll change my mind.”

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101 Reasons Why Deep Sea Drilling is a Bad Move (aka Cloverfield: the Rewatch Review)

Posted in Reviews with tags , , , on December 9, 2009 by Julianne

If you don’t understand what this title has to do with Cloverfield, shame on you.  J.J. Abrams spent ridiculous amounts of time on viral marketing campaigns and ridiculously convoluted back stories that never make it into the movie; the least you could do is google “Slusho”. Continue reading