Dave Galanter
December 1st 1969 - December 12th 2020
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Superman's Pal

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Nose Norton

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Subj: Re: Halloween 2019 Roundup #4 - Raise some Hell!
Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 at 12:06:27 am CDT (Viewed 435 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Halloween 2019 Roundup #4 - Raise some Hell!
Posted: Sat Nov 02, 2019 at 11:36:55 pm CDT (Viewed 428 times)


      On the other hand, Roger Ebert gave this a half-star out of four saying it lacked imagination.

    At the time, I was going through a period where I felt new stuff was very shallow and older stuff was much better. Music, movies, comics. I remember discarding Hellraiser as a movie that just took the already established slasher norms to the next level without adding anything of substance. I was 18 at the time and thought I knew everything, so I can reassess my opinion. I wonder if Ebert ever re-evaluated the film?

I don't know if he did, he was equally unkind to Hellraiser II. He had more praise for Barker's Lord of Illusions which I still have never seen.

    I can deal with the unpleasantness. I think my mind wasn't accepting at the time. I'd like to rewatch them, or watch the whole series for the first time, but I've got so much stuff I'd like to watch. I'd like to watch all the Halloween movies. There's a part of me that wants to rewatch the whole Godzilla series and I just watched them a couple of years ago. Heck, I'd like to reread all my Marvel Essentials from the Silver Age! lol Too much stuff!

I know, I saw Paul Rudd plugging his new streaming show "Living With Yourself" and his pitch was that it's short. 8 episodes, about 20 minutes each. He said I know Game of Thrones is a great show because I've heard so much about it, but I've never watched it and this point I never will, it's just too long. I know what he means.

Then again I just watched 8 Amityville movies. What am I doing with my life? \:\)

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