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|29 T1||Addams Family Reunion (1998) - Nov 17, 2017
"The fond nostalgia I have for the original two "Addams Family" films was replaced by the repulsive feeling of disappointment and resentment toward the direct-to-video abomination that is this movie. Although I never owned the film, I did watch it on TV more times than I would care to admit. The second-tier Addams family, despite Tim Curry leading the way, was in the especially impossible position of replacing the previous films' cast. Avoid this dark spot on the Addams Family filmography."
|79 T7||Addams Family Values (1993) - Nov 17, 2017
"The Addams Family is back with more of the same macabre fun, but with the addition of a new little bouncing bundle of misery and pain added to the family. The nostalgia I have for these first films is certainly increased by the fact that probably this and "Casper"(1995) as a child made me develop my first celebrity crush on a young Christina Ricci. Although again the overall plot of the film is weak, the terrific cast and all their dark charms are back to deliver a sequel that I honestly prefer."
|77 T6||The Addams Family (1991) - Nov 17, 2017
"Everyone's favorite creepy, kooky, mysterious, and spooky Addams Family make their big screen debut in this 90's kids' classic. As much as the Addams family home is covered in cobwebs and creepy crawlies, this movie is teeming with personal nostalgia. Masterfully cast, the wonderfully performances, clever humor, and macabre aesthetic charm of everything, elevates a so-so story into an entertaining watch for the whole family, living or dead. "
|94 T10||Halloween (1978) - Oct 31, 2017
"Although John Carpenter's iconic horror classic "Halloween"(1978) wasn't the first slasher film, it was the movie that gave rise to the slasher genre that would come to dominate 80's horror movies. The suspenseful atmospheric trendsetter spawned countless imitators as well as its share of poor sequels in the years to follow. Despite all these repeated efforts, the original remains a simple horror and Halloween classic, like candy corn, but except it doesn't suck...like candy corn. "
|75 T6||Freddy Vs. Jason (2003) - Oct 28, 2017
"During the summer of '03, a 12 year old me routinely frequented my local video rental store, "Couch Potatoes", and systematically rented all the "Friday the 13th" and "A Nightmare on Elm Street" movies in anticipation of this film. Afterwards I dragged my enabling mother to a theater so a friend and I could see it asap. Although dripping with personal nostalgia, during this recent re-watch, despite being far from perfect, the movie is still a surprisingly entertaining entry into both franchises."
|83 T8||Wes Craven's New Nightmare (1994) - Oct 27, 2017
"Wes Craven returns to write/direct the seventh film in the "A Nightmare on Elm Street" series, and delivers an entertaining meta commentary on horror films and Freddy Kreuger's place in pop culture. Remarkably refreshing after the sequelitis plagued previous three films, this "New Nightmare" marked a return to a darker scarier Freddy. Although the film has its slower moments, this is probably the scariest and best acted film since the original, proving that Wes Craven is the key to the series."
|60 T3||Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991) - Oct 26, 2017
"The 6th film in the "A Nightmare on Elm Street" series was the first to publicly claim to be, "The Final Nightmare". However the following films proved, in horror franchise tradition, that to be false. That aside this edition plays like a remixed version of "Dream Warriors" with the troubled teens, "Dream Master" with the dream mythology, and "Dream Child" with a paternal Freddy. All three thrown in a blender to make an Elm Street smoothie that goes down surprisingly well, relatively speaking."
|48 T2||A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989) - Oct 21, 2017
"The 5th film in the "A Nightmare on Elm Street" series is a sequel to "The Dream Master" and it's bad, just like the fourth film, but worse. After "Dream Warriors", both four and five have become a slosh of fantasy/horror-comedies that have terrible stories to string together "creative" death scenes. On paper I'm okay with that, but these movies are more frustratingly perplexing than anything else. The fun increasingly gimmicky kills aren't fun enough to overcome the asinine plots/characters."
|63 T3||A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988) - Oct 18, 2017
"The fourth film in the "A Nightmare on Elm Street" series is a sequel to the third film, which was a follow-up to the original, if we ignore the second, and surprisingly #4,"The Dream Master" feels like a movie sick with sequelitis. Although totally watchable, the movie plays like sample for a 80's slasher mixtape that copied "A Nightmare on Elm Street"(1984) off of cable, commercials and all onto a VHS, then tried to add "Freddy's Revenge", but instead taped over that with "Dream Warriors"."
|81 T8||A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987) - Oct 18, 2017
"The third entry in the "A Nightmare on Elm Street" series is a fan-favorite sequel, and maybe even one that, at times rivals the original in some ways. Following-up on the first, Heather Langenkamp returns and quickly finds herself forced to team-up with the last of the Elm Street kids to wage dream warfare against Freddy. Maybe it's the creative kills and fun one-liners, or possibly the "BK kids club" and their silly dream powers, but whatever it is I love this 80's horror cheese."