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I'm reviewing neither the groundbreaking videogame franchise nor the poorly-received twenty-first films based on it. No, this Alone in the Dark appeared in 19821, an initially-overlooked offering in the slasher genre. Its name cast, relative intelligence, and style gradually earned its reputation. If you like horror, it's worth seeking out, probably the best of the Halloween-derived horrors, prior to A Nightmare on Elm Street, and certainly better than Friday the 13th.

It also features some very odd intertextuality with these movies.

The set-up: a new psychiatrist (Dwight Schultz) joins the staff at Haven, where some truly dangerous patients receive treatment under the direction of maverick Dr. Bain (Donald Pleasence) who is not quite playing with a full deck himself. A power failure allows four of the most notorious inmates to escape: a pyromanaical preacher (Martin Landau), an outsize child molester (…

And after yet another gem from cifilwaractionfigure, I'll be doing a less entertaining version of a log.

My slumlord career is over, (I live in Melbourne, and my investment property is in Tasmania.)

The ice dealers that were our tenants have been evicted, but not before they took all the light globes(who does that?), most doors(??), kicked in most of the other doors, punched and kicked holes in just about everywhere else and left roughly 10 cubic meters of crap (a lot of that is dog…

We all know the Mummy, one of the classic movie monsters, brought into the public's consciousness by Universal Studios. He shares a 'verse with the flat-topped, bolt-necked Frankenstein Monster, the caped-and-tailcoated Count, and the upright-walking, respectably trousered Wolf Man. No doubt he fought and teamed up with all of them. A living dead remnant of ancient Egypt, the Mummy (usually named Kharis) wears the face of Boris Karloff, cracked and…

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October 1: This is the month of Tender Lumplings Everywhere: The 2018 Halloween Horrorquest.

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July 1: Brevity Quest 2018 begins!

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July 4: America Day.

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