Tag Archives: VInegar Syndrome

Movies Till Dawn: Chocolate Vampire Kisses (Halloween 2021 Edition)

“Kolchak: The Night Stalker  (The Complete Series)” (1974-75, Kino Lorber) Having survived a vampire in Las Vegas and an undead strangler beneath the city of Seattle, reporter Carl Kolchak (Darren McGavin, still decades away from playing the Old Man from … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Men and Their Decisions

“The Green Knight” (2021, Lionsgate Home Entertainment/A24) Retelling of the 14th century Arthurian poen with Dev Patel as a decidedly un-heroic (at first) Sir Gawain, who is reluctantly thrust into action by the supernatural Green Knight’s plan to claim his … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Horror Business (Neon Demons)

“Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker” (1983, Code Red) Life for adopted teen Jimmy McNichol gets weird in a hurry after he’s offered a college basketball scholarship: the attentions of his aunt (the late, great Susan Tyrell) turn from overprotective to unsettlingly … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Summer Shockers

“The Columnist” (2019, Film Movement) Writer Katja Herbers takes a direct approach to the ceaseless toxic spew issuing from anonymous male posters about her column: she tracks them down and murders them in increasingly gruesome ways. The blackly amusing conceit … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: With/Without a Backwards Glance

“The Wild Life” (1984, Kino Lorber) Wasted days and wasted nights with three boys (Eric Stoltz, Chris Penn, and Ilan-Mitchell Smith) navigating the suburban jungles of Los Angeles. Minor retread of co-director-writer-producer Cameron Crowe and co-director Art Linson‘s “Fast Times … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Crime and Punishment, USA

“Positive I.D.” (1987, Kino Lorber) Emotionally pulverized and withdrawn from her family after a sexual assault, Stephanie Rascoe finds a mix of release and revenge in a loophole law that allows her to assume a different identity and pursue her … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Sleigh Bells Ring for the Saturday Morning Strange

“The Lake Michigan Monster” (2018, Arrow Films) A hapless sea captain (Ryland Brickson Cole Tews, who also wrote and directed the film) and his equally inept crew take to the waters of Lake Michigan to destroy the creature that killed … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: The World is a Monster (Halloween 2020, Part 6)

“The Dead Center” (2018, Arrow Video) Psychiatrist Shane Carruth and medical examiner Bill Feehely are pulled into the orbit of an apparent suicide victim (Jeremy Childs) who revives in the morgue with no memory of his death and the ability … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: The World is a Monster (Halloween 2020, Part 3)

“The Deeper You Dig” (2019, Arrow Video) The deck is already stacked against loner Kurt (John Adams) – he’s accidentally killed teenager Echo (Zelda Adams), and despite many attempts, can’t seem to dispose of her body – when he discovers … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Thrills and Chills for a Long, Hot Weekend

“Promare” (2019, Shout! Factory/GKids) In the future, a section of humanity will be branded as terrorists for their ability to produce spontaneous and destructive combustion, but a young and brash member of a firefighting rescue team discovers that their intentions … Continue reading

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