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Hometown:
Easthampton
 
Favorite Movies:
The Thing, Tremors, The Hitcher, Planet Terror (Grindhouse Presents: Robert Rodriguez's Planet Terror), Death Race 2000, Friday the 13th, Part V - A New Beginning, Jaws, Bad Boys, Bad Boys II, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Dead Alive, A History of Violence, Troll 2
 
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I cook for a living. I've done music for a couple low budget horror films, (Gimme Skelter, 2001 Maniacs:Field Of Screams, Stiffed). Since a child I've always loved the horror and sci/fi genres. I used to sneak downstairs in the middle of the night so I could catch things like The Howling 2 or HBO when I was still a wee baby. I'm open to any films really and I enjoy most for what they are. I don't need anything to blow me away to enjoy it. I just love films in general.
 

Movie Ratings and Reviews

The Fly II
The Fly II (1989)

A mediocre and unnecessary movie hiding behind some amazing monster effects.

Dagon
Dagon (2001)
½

Stuart Gordon doing Lovecraft. Tentacle monsters and mermaids. Need I say more?

The Blob
The Blob (1988)

This, The Fly and The Thing made the 80's a great decade for horror remakes. Incredible effects and some truly exciting scenes that are high up in my list of favorites.

Feast
Feast (2005)

Insanity from this creature feature about a group of people stuck in a bar surrounded by monsters. Completely unexpected and hilarious. Can't recommend it more.

Exorcist: The Beginning

Renny Harlin decides to go complete gross out with this film that lingers too long on shots of maggot infested dead babies and a ludicrous ending that is near jaw dropping in it's execution.

Stephen King's The Shining (MINI-SERIES)
½

Although very faithful to the book, it feels cheap and uninspired. But I've never been a big fan of Mick Garris's direction. It's not terrible though.

X2: X-Men United

Outdoes the first entry in every way possible. Fun and thrilling from start to finish.

Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas
½

Better than it deserves to be, I found a lot to enjoy in Ron Howards take on the classic story. I think i'm in the minority though.

Mimic
Mimic (1997)
½

Giant bugs pretend to be people in Guillermo Del Toro's english film debut. Amazing visuals, sets, and special effects that hold up (mostly) to this day.

Nightbreed
Nightbreed (1990)
½

Great make up effects and a double take performance by David Cronenburg Help save this from the studio ordered butchering of the film Clive Barker had made. Interesting and dark.

Prince of Darkness

A small claustrophobic film that finishes up Carpenters unofficial end of the world trilogy.

Lord of Illusions

Clive Barker's visuals and ideas help hold together a clunky and awkward effort with a unique twist on a detective story. It's originality and execution of ideas makes it stand apart even if you have to suffer from an extremly uncomfortable Bakula sex scene.

In the Mouth of Madness

Arguably the last great John Carpenter film. A great performance by Sam Neil highlights this surreal look into the mind of a Stephen King style author and the world his words create.

Candyman
Candyman (1992)

Holds up well to this day. Still gets under your skin and has a lot to say socially and politically if you really dissect it. I go back to it often.

Lake Placid
Lake Placid (1999)
½

Having a soft spot for creature features and boasting some pretty amazing crocodile effects courtesy of Stan Winston made me give this a better rating then the normal watcher may think appropriate. But it's still funny, brief, and an all around enjoyable watch.

Shocker
Shocker (1989)
½

Absolutely insane. It's hard to understand how this was actually given the go ahead. Ridiculous in every way, it's an almost perfect so bad it's amazing showing from Wes Craven.

The Burning
The Burning (1981)

Practical effects from Tom Savini makes this better than it could have been. Plus early efforts from some suprisingly familiar faces of today.

Clive Barker's The Plague

Not the best Clive Barker offering although I really don't think he had anything to do with this obviously made for tv movie that had a few pretty interesting moments that give way to a ridiculous finale. Only to be watched if you really have nothing else to watch.

All the Boys Love Mandy Lane
½

Pretty decent until the last 10 minutes. Incredibly well shot and pretty solid performances all around. Did very well to acutally somewhat realistically capture high school kids without using Kevin Williamson over intelligent dialouge.

Return of the Aliens: The Deadly Spawn

Oh hell yeah. Pretty straight forward fun creature feature from '83. Has some above average effects and a pretty decent looking monster for the production value. Some absolutely hilarious dialouge as well.

Rogue
Rogue (2008)

Pretty great crocodile movie. Everyone kind of actually acts realistically, decent special effects, great directing and a pretty effective score. Definitely worth checking out.

De Lift (The Lift) (Goin' Up)

Wow. To really understand is to see. Well worth your time if you're into the kind of crap-tastic movies that'll blow your mind Shark Attack 3 style. Check it out if you can find it. I fucking flea marketed this bitch and it was well worth every cent of the two dollars I spent.

Muppets From Space

Pretty decent Muppet movie. A few moments of absolute hilarity and an amazing all funk soundtrack. There are some very unneccesary scenes mostly just one involving Hulk Hogan that just seems so incredibly out of place it almost ruins it but all in all it's a pretty great movie.

The Strangers
The Strangers (2008)

It's most effective during the first half and then becomes very monotonous. There are some very neat ideas and moments but all in all it falls flat in the end.

Cabin Fever
Cabin Fever (2002)

I haven't watched this in a couple years but it still holds up as a pretty solid movie despite the ending seeming very rushed to finish everything up. It's funny. It's gross. The score is great. What more can you really ask for? The nugget?

Frontier(s)
Frontier(s) (2007)
½

It was pretty good. There was so much hype behind it that it fell a little short for me. But definitel worth checking out. It's a lot better than a lot of bullshit that's come out lately.

Troll 2
Troll 2 (1990)

What? You haven't seen Troll 2? Holy shit. The funniest thing I have ever seen. It's actually the first movie my mom told me she never wanted me to watch again. I had to have been like 12 years old or so and it was on HBO. I asked why and she said "Because it's stupid". You know what? She's right. But it's the best stupid you could across.

A History of Violence

I was completely blown away by this movie. It was perfect.

Dead Alive
Dead Alive (1993)

Amazing. Enough said.

Terminator 2: Judgment Day

James Cameron knows how to make a fucking kick ass movie.

Jaws
Jaws (1975)

Can you really say you don't like this movie? And if you can, How?

Friday the 13th, Part V - A New Beginning

A perfect example of what slasher film turned into. I think I'm the only one in the world who really likes this movie for what it is.

Death Race 2000

Made me want to be Sylvester Stallone.

Planet Terror (Grindhouse Presents: Robert Rodriguez's Planet Terror)

My current favorite movie. There is nothing to dislike. The most quotable movies I've seen in a long time. Plus El Wray is one the coolest movie characters ever.

The Hitcher
The Hitcher (1986)

All around awesome. Never watch the remake unless you plan on ruining your night. And you should probably stay away from the the sequel too. Yikes.

Tremors
Tremors (1990)

Can't even tell you how many times I've watched this movie. It's almost solely responsible for who I am today.

The Thing
The Thing (1982)

The best horror movie ever made with some of the best special effects. Ever made.