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The Amityville Horror
6 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

I believe this film was received in a very unfair manner. Many critics looked at it for what it wasn't and did not take a second to think about what it was. It was the reportedly true and troubling story of mass paranormal activity within a house where the murder of a whole family took place. The body count was indeed zero, but so was the body count in Poltergeist. This film bears many aspects that I saw in both The Shining and Poltergeist. The acting performances were very convincing and definitely exceptional. This is a genuine horror film that uses the idea of unexplained presence and eerie visuals to chill the audience. I have people very close to me who have experienced paranormal activity first hand and this is the only film I have seen to date to nail the phenomenon just as it was described to me. I am a fan of this film and as long as I live I will never understand why the critics hate the shit out of it. Because it definitely does not deserve it.

Taxi Driver
Taxi Driver (1976)
7 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Who else would you be talking to? The famous lines of Robert DeNiro in this 1976 classic and of course, masterpiece by Martin Scorsese. Scorsese gave all there was to show with taxi driver. He was able to really express effectively that even the most seemingly insignificant citizens seen from day to day can make a huge difference in a city if he or she believes it is possible. DeNiro is magnificent as Travis, the troubled ex marine who now maintains an occupation as a taxi driver. And Jodi Foster as Iris, the young and confused prostitute who is saved by the humble taxi man. The cinematography does a fantastic job of showing the almost evil feel of the city at night. And the soft jazz soundtrack in itself is just painfully ironic. this film is well written, well acted, and incredibly well shot. With insane amounts of color and bloodshed for what is right. Bravo to Scorsese. Even before Raging Bull he is still able to astound audiences everywhere.

Exorcist II: The Heretic
8 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

I do not know what to say about The Heretic. First off I have no idea how Heresy is even involved in the movie. I am a fan of other works by John Boorman such as "Deliverance" so one would think that a sequel to a brilliant horror film directed by him and starring Louise Fletcher, Richard Burton, and James Earl Jones would actually be one of the better sequels of the bunch. That can hardly be said because this flick is a mess. The actors give fairly half ass performances and the screenplay is horrendous. I still to this day have no idea what the movie is even about. Not much can be said about the movie other than it is very poorly written, poorly acted, poorly executed, and Linda Blair is INCREDIBLY HOTT(that is the only reason this did not get 0% from me!).