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Alexx wrote a more detailed review of this fun horror movie
but my version goes like this:
Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald go to Ireland and find themselves in a Hammer horror film, Zeldafinds out that she isn't neurotic after all, but instead is possessed by the spirit of an ancient witch, and Scott discovers that his superpower really is being drunk (although he also does a creepily dead on impersonation of Christopher Walken).

Oh, yes, and Christopher Walken as crazy Uncle Bill. And look, it even tosses in the Hammer horror staircase, spooky staircases being one of the hallmarks of a quality horror movie.

This is a really fun horror movie with little blood or gross-out, but lots of atmosphere and smart characters (aside from being drunk, crazy, and/or heavily sedated--honestly, the only sane people in this movie are the two kids).
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Julia's Eyes (Dir. Guillem Morales, 2010)

This movie took me completely by surprise; I came to see the blind final girl, and stayed for a smart and stylish filmthat kept me riveted until the very end.

Julia is a young woman who is slowly losing her sight due to a degenerative eye disease, but insists on investigating the death of her twin sister Sara, who suffered from the same eye condition. While Julia's husband and Sara's doctor conclude that her sister committed suicide because she couldn't live with being blind, Julia insists that Sara was stronger than that (ha! that's one in the eye for the condescending sighties!).
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I've been waiting for this movie to show up on NetFlix Webstreaming for a long time, as the Norwegian Nazi zombies concept just appealed to me, but I kept misremembering the plotline, because my brain kept wanting to throw in Vikings, 'cause really? Vikings versus Nazi zombies! just sounded like something that should happen.

But that's just my weird brain, there are no Vikings in this film. There are *lots* of Nazi zombies, though, and a group of really stupid kids who say things like "We should split up!" (Rule 1 of horror films: never split up). The film also makes good use of the scenery of isolated snowy mountains. On the other hand, there are maybe two scenes too many featuring intestines, and it may be some while before I eat sausage again.

If you are searching for a cheezy horror film, "Dead Snow" may amuse you.


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