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Jack’s Freaky Flick Pick | Movie Review: Pumpkinhead (1988)

I was into punk music before I was into horror movies, so when I realized that the Misfits song “Pumpkin Head” was inspired by a film, I had to see it. Stan Winston’s Pumpkinhead was itself inspired by a poem by Ed Justin, whom the main character, Ed Harley, is likely named after. The movie …

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September in Music

Yo La Tengo | Electr-o-Pura Release Date: May 2, 1995; reissued on September 4, 2020 Album Length: 58:23 Genre: Indie Rock Originally released in 1995, Matador remastered and reissued this for its 25th-year anniversary—any excuse to listen to one of the best albums by the most romantic indie band! Ever? Ever. Which shouldn’t be a …

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Jack’s Freaky Flick Pick | Movie Review: Tetsuo the Iron Man (1989)

After waking up in the hospital with cotton balls stuffed into my ears and nose, groggy and wickedly sore on the left side of my head, the attending nurse relayed the story that I had apparently told her in my induced sedation after bursting through the emergency room doors at four in the morning with …

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Jack’s Freaky Flick Pick | Movie Review: A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014)

We’ve seen so many kinds of vampires over the years: caped counts like Dracula, who turn their prey into one of them; vampires who need their victims to reciprocate in the blood sucking for any transformation to happen, like in Buffy the Vampire Slayer; vampires that don’t create other vampires, but instead are simply demonic, …

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Jack’s Freaky Flick Pick | Movie Review: The House of the Devil (2009)

When I first watched this slow-burn horror flick, I was 100% sure it was from the 80’s: The hair, the cars, the Sony Walkman–simply the way the film looked. I had pressed play on a whim, with no prior research, and so after I had finished the movie, I was shocked to learn that it …

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