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I Do Movies Badly: The Exorcist

Almost 50 years after its release, why is The Exorcist such an enduring, powerful horror film? I am obviously the first to ever ask this question about this cinematic classic, so allow me to answer: the time it takes to lay out...

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I Do Movies Badly: The Lost Boys

When Joel Schumacher took over directing The Lost Boys, he made some big changes to the initial idea including making the vampires older, making them sexier, and, by extension, making our heteronormative, boring suburban family protagonists the “others.” Read Alcy Leyva’s “30 Years...

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I Do Movies Badly: Fright Night

Happy 200th episode to and from I Do Movies Badly! But enough mushy stuff. Let’s talk about the original Fright Night, a film that seems to be find its queer coded vampire character infinitely more fascinating than the other characters but one that also...

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La Llorona: No Peace, by David Bax

Featuring both a group of people unable to leave home for an extended period of time and ongoing protests against social and racial injustice, Jayro Bustamante’s La Llorona is almost uncomfortably timely (although the latter, sadly, would not be out...

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Movie Meltdown: The Terror Beneath the Sea

This episode we return to our running science fiction series to discuss The Terror Beneath the Sea! A strange Japanese/American co-production from 1966 featuring sea creatures, an evil plot to take over the world… and a young Sonny Chiba! And...

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I Do Movies Badly: My Bloody Valentine

There does seem at first to be something clever and subversive about setting a slasher film on Valentine’s Day…until you remember that Valentine’s Day is a Hallmark holiday and My Bloody Valentine bungles the execution of what could have been an interesting...