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Subj: Re: Halloween 2019 Roundup #2: The Devil and a Grab-Bag
Posted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 at 12:32:46 am EDT (Viewed 571 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Halloween 2019 Roundup #2: The Devil and a Grab-Bag
Posted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 at 12:49:22 am EDT (Viewed 569 times)



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    Exorcist 3 has a couple of really creepy scenes. There are a couple of sequences that show it could have been a better movie with a slightly better script. George C Scott is decent as the lead but you can see he probably would rather almost be anywhere but in this movie.

I haven't seen it, but isn't the point of his character that he doesn't really want to be there?


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    It has always been something of a mystery to me that Carpenter has made so many great movies on a small budget while some of his bigger budgeted films are not so good.

Maybe it's the old thing about necessity being the mother of invention. He's better on a budget?


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    Monster Squad I barely made it without walking out and have no desire to see again. It seemed like an attempt at Ghost Busters lite.

It definitely seems like fan service delivered with cheese. Scenes you always wanted to see with the monsters (like all 5 teaming up), scenes you wanted to see with kids (like making silver bullets in shop class). Callbacks to old scenes like the wolf man asking the cops to lock him up, or Frank finding a little girl on the edge of a lake. But then there's cheese like Van Helsing giving a thumbs up to the kids as he drags Dracula into limbo. It's cheesy but I enjoyed it. It seems a little more violent than you'd expect from a kids movie.


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