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Castor’s Underrated Hallow’s Eve Gems – Godzilla: Final Wars (2004)

More a feature-length fan film than a studio-financed blockbuster, Godzilla: Final Wars amalgamates all the iterations of Gojira into a free-for-all brawl. It’s a colossally metastasizing, caffeinated jamboree that not only enmeshes every incarnation of the atomic menace but it … Continue reading

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Castor’s Hallow’s Eve Duds – Wounds (2019)

It is quite egotistically haughty for the film to fade to black with a Joseph Conrad quote from ‘Hearts of Darkness’. Afterwards, Babak Anvari tinges the film with a psychotropic, Stygian William S. Burroughs aroma around Rosie’s, a cockroach-festering tavern … Continue reading

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Castor’s Hallow’s Eve Duds – Trick (2019)

The horror icons of our youth have faded into oblivion and in order to prefabricate another one in modern times is an onerous task. “Trick” Weaver is the latest in the trend alongside Victor Crowley, Adam Green’s sinewy backwoods demon. … Continue reading

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Castor’s Underrated Hallow’s Eve Gems – Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. (2003)

Yet another Godzilla movie in this Halloween marathon and like much of the Millenium series by Toho, Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. doesn’t dither away. Within the span of two minutes, Mechagodzilla is undergoing a restoration and Godzilla himself is awoken from … Continue reading

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Castor’s Underrated Hallow’s Eve Gems – The Addams Family (1991)

With the toothless animated film in the theaters right now, I thought it would only be appropriate to peer back into the live-action Addams Family duology. Firstly impressions from the beginning is how darkly hilarious the film pushes the envelope … Continue reading

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Castor’s Hallow’s Eve Duds – Vigilante (1983)

In a direct address to the camera, Fred Williamson vehemently rallies against the crimes within the community and how the “books don’t balance”. Without the context of Nick (Williamson) as a gun-range instructor, his words are wildly sensationalistic and inflammatory … Continue reading

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Castor’s Underrated Hallow’s Eve Gems – Vice Squad (1982)

One thing I wouldn’t anticipate from a sordid exploitation guilty pleasure like Vice Squad is a disclaimer that the film was produced with the contributions and cooperation of the Los Angeles law enforcement. Gary Sherman bedraggles and tarnishes the West … Continue reading

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Castor’s Hallow’s Eve Duds – Hell Comes to Frogtown (1988)

Before Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and after Hulk Hogan, Rowdy Roddy Piper was a WWF wrestler on the precipice of crossover stardom. Honestly, his husky screen presence and luxurious blonde locks in both They Live (spawning Duke Nukem catchphrase “I’ve … Continue reading

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Castor’s Underrated Hallow’s Eve Gems – Scars of Dracula (1970)

A spurious bat on a string flaps into Dracula’s castle and expectorates blood onto the Count’s desiccated ashes. Voila, the baron has risen again but the low budget restrictions are definitely evident this time around. When the irate townspeople cordially … Continue reading

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Castor’s Underrated Hallow’s Eve Gems – Fade to Black (1980)

Movie buffs are often portrayed as cloistered introverts whose only prism through life is a silver screen. I, for one, can occasionally become fixated upon an era or filmography of an auteur to the point of insalubrious mania. Fade to … Continue reading

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