Music Log 2019


While I fell short of 100 albums last year, I still tried to expand my horizons a bit. This will continue in 2019. All albums are from my local public library unless indicated below.

January:

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1. Head Hunters, Herbie Hancock-9.0
2. The Spy Who Loved Me OST, Marvin Hamlisch-8.5
3. Superfly, Curtis Mayfield-10.0
4. Are You Serious, Andrew Bird-8.0
5. Billion Dollar Babies, Alice Cooper-9.5
6. Idlewild South, The Allman Brothers Band-9.0
7. Wildflower, The Avalanches-9.0
8. Sabotage, Black Sabbath-9.5
9. Diamond Dogs, David Bowie-7.5, Barnes & Noble
10. Let’s Dance, David Bowie-9.0, Barnes & Noble
11. The Very Best of The Animals, The Animals-8.0
12. Sabbath Bloody Sabbath, Black Sabbath-9.0

February:

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13. The Clash (US Version), The Clash-9.0
14. Everyday, The Dave Matthews Band-8.5
15. Within The Realm of a Dying Sun, Dead Can Dance-8.0
16. Hotel California 40th Anniversary Edition, The Eagles-9.0
17. The Photo Album, Death Cab For Cutie-9.0, Half-Price Books
18. Donovan’s Greatest Hits, Donovan-8.0, Half-Price Books
19. So Tonight That I Might See, Mazzy Star-9.0, Half-Price Books
20. Heathen, David Bowie-9.0, You-Tube
21. Boston, Boston-9.0
22. Teens of Denial, Car Seat Headset-8.0
23. Thank You For Today, Death Cab For Cutie-9.0
24. The Soft Parade, The Doors-9.0
25. The Electric Light Orchestra II, Electric Light Orchestra-9.5
26. Shakedown Street, The Greatful Dead-10.0

March:

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27. The Black Album, Jay-Z-9.5
28. Escape, Journey-8.0
29. The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society, The Kinks-9.5
30. Trans-Europe Express, Kraftwerk-9.5
31. The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Red Hot Chili Peppers-6.5
32. Astral Weeks, Van Morrison-9.0
32. Groovin’ High, Dizzy Gillespie Big Band-9.0
33. Depression Cherry, Beach House-9.0 *Barnes & Noble
34. The Now Now, Gorillaz-9.5 *Barnes & Noble
35. Savage Young Dü, Hüsker Dü-8.5
36. DAMN., Kendrick Lamar-10.0
37. Band On The Run, Paul McCartney and Wings-9.5
38. Piano & a Microphone 1983, Prince-9.0
39. 22, A Million, Bon Iver-6.5
40. Blues For Allah, The Greatful Dead-9.0
41. Through The Years: The Best of the Fray, The Fray-8.0
43. Turbo, Judas Priest-8.0
43. Bitter Rivals, Sleigh Bells *Half-Price Books-8.0
44. Easter, Patti Smith-9.0 *Half-Price Books

April:

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45. The Runaways, The Runaways-9.0
46. Queen of Noise, The Runaways-9.0
47. No Jacket Required, Phil Collins-8.5
48. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels OST, Various *Half-Price Books-9.5
49. Naked, The Talking Heads *Half-Price Books-9.0
50. Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me, The Cure-8.5
51. Big Whiskey and the Groogrux King, Dave Matthews Band-8.5
52. The Dictators Go Girl Crazy! 40th Anniversary Remastered & Expanded, The Dictators-8.0
53. Oh, Mercy-Bob Dylan-9.0
54. Self-Portrait, Bob Dylan-9.5 *Half-Price Books
55. Away From The World, Dave Mathews Band-8.5
56. The Basement Tapes, Bob Dylan-10.0
57. Supa Dupa Fly, Missy Elliot-8.0
58. Something To Tell You, Haim-8.0
59. Low End Theory, A Tribe Called Quest-9.0
60. It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll, The Rolling Stones-9.0

May:

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61. Seventeen Seconds, The Cure-9.0
62. Wasteland, Baby!, Hozier-9.0
63. Dusty in Memphis, Dusty Springfield-9.0
64. The White Stripes, The White Stripes-7.5
65. Cosmo’s Factory, Creedence Clearwater Revival-10.0 *Barnes & Noble
66. Tonight, David Bowie-8.5 *Barnes & Noble
67. Trouble, Ray Lamontagne-8.0

June:

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68. Do You Want More?, The Roots-8.5
69. The Best of Roxy Music, Roxy Music-9.5
70. Songs Of Experience, U2-9.0
71. 1984, Van Halen-6.5
72. Tonight’s The Night, Neil Young-9.5
73. Deeper, The Soft Moon-9.0
74. The Lion the Beast the Beat, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals-8.0
75. Shulamith, Poliça-9.0
76. Midnight, Grace Potter-6.0
77. Let It Be, The Replacements-9.5

July:

78. Bridge Over Troubled Water, Simon & Garfunkel-9.5
79. Drunk, Thundercat-10.0
80. Starcrawler, Starcrawler-8.5
81. Make It Big, Wham!-8.0
82. Tea for the Tillerman, Cat Stevens-10.0
83. Dare To Be Stupid, Weird Al Yankovic-8.0
84. I’m Still In Love With You, Al Green-9.5
85. Teaser & the Firecat, Cat Stevens-9.0
86. Crosby Stills & Nash, Crosby Stills & Nash-10.0
87. After Laughter, Paramore-8.0
88. Violent Femmes, Violent Femmes-9.5
89. For Your Pleasure, Roxy Music-9.5
90. Actor, St. Vincent-8.5
91. Give Up (Deluxe Edition), The Postal Service-9.0

August:

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92. Stage Fright, The Band-9.5
93. In The Flat Field, Bauhaus-10.0
94. Further, Chemical Brothers-8.0
95. Tell Me How You Really Feel, Courtney Barnett-9.0
96. I’m Your Man, Leonard Cohen-8.5
97. A Band Called Smith, Smith-8.5
98. Layers, Kungs-9.0
99. Once Upon A Time In Hollywood OST, Various Artists-9.5 *YouTube
100. Era Vulgaris, Queens of the Stone Age-9.5

September:

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101. Hallowed Ground, Violent Femmes-9.0
102. Get Behind Me Satan, The White Stripes-9.5
103. Off The Deep End, Weird Al Yankovic-8.5
104. Love Is Dead, Chvrches-8.0
105. Stories Don’t End, Dawes-6.5
106. Salad Days, Mac DeMarco-9.0
107. Hootenanny, The Replacements-9.0
108. Help Us Stranger, The Raconteurs-9.5
109. Most Messed Up, The Old 97s-6.5
110. Atlas, Real Estate Atlas-7.5
111. Don’t Tell a Soul, The Replacements-8.5

October:

112. Country Life, Roxy Music-9.5
113. From The Beginning, Small Faces-8.0
114. Elliot Smith, Elliot Smith-9.0
115. Dirty, Sonic Youth-9.5
116. Alvvays, Alvvays-9.5
117. Bat for Lashes, Bat for Lashes-8.5
118. Surf’s Up, The Beach Boys-9.0
119. Shake It Up, The Cars-9.5

November:

120. Desire, Bob Dylan-9.5
121. Songs From A Room, Leonard Cohen-10.0
122. Supernova, Ray LaMontagne-8.5
123. Love it to Death, Alice Cooper-8.5
124. Parade, Prince-9.0
125. I Am Easy To Find, The National-9.0

December

126. Prince, Prince-9.0
127. You’re Gonna Get It!, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers-8.5
128. Let’s Rock, The Black Keys-8.0
129. Norman F***ing Rockwell!, Lana Del Rey-10.0
130. Your The Man, Marvin Gaye-9.0
131. Blue the Lines, Massive Attack-9.5
132. My Dear Melancholy, The Weekend-8.5
133. Camp, Childish Gambino-9.0
134. So Far, CSNY-9.5
135. Photographs & Memories: His Greatest Hits, Jim Croce-8.5
136. The Essential Sade, Sade-9.0
137. Washing Machine, Sonic Youth-9.0

Musical Madness: A Favorites Albums List


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Favorite Albums in Some Order (list artists only once, no soundtracks or bests of allowed)

  1. Dark Side of the Moon, Pink Floyd (70s, prog rock)
  2. Blood On The Tracks, Bob Dylan (70s, folk rock)
  3. Unknown Pleasures, Joy Division (70s, post punk)
  4. Led Zeppelin III, Led Zeppelin (70s, metal/hard rock)
  5. In Utero, Nirvana (90s, grunge)
  6. Straight Out of Compton, NWA (80s, rap)
  7. At Folsom Prison, Johnny Cash (60s, country)
  8. War, U2 (80s, alternative rock)
  9. We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank, Modest Mouse (2000s, alternative rock)
  10. Sticky Fingers, The Rolling Stones (70s, hard rock)Image result for Dark Side of the Moon Pink Floyd gif
  11. Making Movies, Dire Straits (80s, country rock)
  12. Parachutes, Coldplay (2000s, alternative rock)
  13. Born To Die, Lana Del Rey (2000s, pop rock)
  14. We Have the Facts and We’re Voting Yes, Death Cab For Cutie (2000s, alternative rock)
  15. In Rainbows, Radiohead (2000s, alternative rock)
  16. My Dark Twisted Fantasy, Kayne West (2000s, rap)
  17. Loveless, My Bloody Valentine (90s, alternative rock)
  18. Autoamerican, Blondie (80s, pop rock)
  19. Magical Mystery Tour, The Beatles (60s, psychedelic rock)
  20. The Woods, Sleater-Kinney (2000s, alternative rock)
  21. Axis: Bold As Love, The Jimi Hendrix Experience (60s, psychedelic rock)Image result for Making Movies Dire Straits gif
  22. Hunky Dory, David Bowie (70s, glam rock)
  23. Invisible Touch, Genesis (80s, alternative rock)
  24. Murmur, R.E.M. (80s, alternative rock)
  25. Turn On the Bright Lights, Interpol (2000s, alternative rock)
  26. Ghost in the Machine, The Police (80s, pop rock)
  27. Saturdays=Youth, M83 (2000s, electronica)
  28. Excitable Boy, Warren Zevon (70s, pop rock)
  29. Damn The Torpedoes, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (70s, hard rock)
  30. No More Stories Are Told Today, I’m Sorry They Washed Away // No More Stories, The World Is Grey, I’m Tired, Let’s Wash Away, Mew (2000s, pop electronica rock)
  31. Who’s Next, The Who (70s, hard rock)Image result for Hunky Dory David Bowie gif
  32. (What’s the Story) Morning Glory, Oasis (90s, alternative rock)
  33. In Pieces, Garth Brooks (90s, country)
  34. Rumors, Fleetwood Mac (70s, pop rock)
  35. The Chronic, Dr. Dre (90s, rap)
  36. Nebraska, Bruce Springsteen (80s, folk rock)
  37. License to Ill, The Beastie Boys (80s, rap rock)
  38. The Battle of Los Angeles, Rage Against the Machine (90s, rap rock)
  39. Pure Heroine, Lorde (2000s, pop)
  40. This Time, Dwight Yoakam (90s, country)
  41. More Songs About Buildings and Food, The Talking Heads (70s, pop rock)Image result for What's The Story Morning Glory Oasis Gif
  42. The Surbubs, Arcade Fire (2000s, alternative rock)
  43. Sandinista, The Clash (70s, punk)
  44. Moving Pictures, Rush (80s, prog rock)
  45. Welcome Interstate Managers, Fountains of Wayne (2000s, pop rock)
  46. The Hurting, Tears For Fear (80s, New Wave)
  47. Magic Potion, The Black Keys (2000s, blues rock)
  48. The Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Messner, Ben Folds Five (2000s, pop rock)
  49. Plastic Beach, Gorillaz (2000s, rap rock)
  50. Sports, Huey Lewis and the News (80s, pop rock)
  51. Sam’s Town, The Killers (2000s, alternative rock)Image result for The Suburbs Arcade Fire Gif
  52. Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols, Sex Pistols (70s, punk)
  53. Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots, The Flaming Lips (2000s, electronica rock)
  54. Zuma, Neil Young and Crazy Horse (70s, folk rock)
  55. Thriller, Michael Jackson (80s, pop rock)
  56. Violator, Depeche Mode (80s, alternative rock)
  57. Omni, Minus The Bear (2000s, alternative rock)
  58. Chutes Too Narrow, The Shins (2000s, pop rock)
  59. Shields, Grizzly Bear (2000s, alternative rock)
  60. Kind of Blue, Miles Davis (50s, jazz)
  61. Daydream Nation, Sonic Youth (80s, alternative rock)Image result for Never Mind The Bollocks Here Comes The Sex Pistols Sex Pistols Gif
  62. Armchair Apocrypha, Andrew Bird (2000s, folk rock)
  63. Loaded, The Velvet Underground (70s, hard rock)
  64. Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, The Smashing Pumpkins (90s, alternative rock)
  65. Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, Wilco (2000s, folk rock)
  66. Secret Diary, College (2000s, electronica)
  67. Boxer, The National (2000s, pop rock)
  68. In The Aeroplane Over The Sea, Neutral Milk Hotel (90s, pop rock)
  69. Oracular Spectacular, MGMT (2000s, electronica rock)
  70. Sound of Silver, LCD Soundsystem (2000s, electronica rock)
  71. Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!, Devo (70s, post punk)Image result for Armchair Apocrypha Andrew Bird Gif
  72. Power, Corruption & Lies, New Order (80s, New Wave)
  73. 4 X 4=12, deadmau5 (2000s, electronica)
  74. Discovery, Daft Punk (2000s, electronica)
  75. Moondance, Van Morrison (70s, rock)
  76. 18, Moby (2000s, electronica)
  77. Toys in the Attic, Aerosmith (70s, hard rock)
  78. Manners, Passion Pit (2000s, electronica pop)
  79. Blink-182, Blink-182 (2000s, alternative rock)
  80. Under The Iron Sea, Keane (2000s, rock)
  81. Dead Can Dance, Dead Can Dance (80s, post punk)Image result for Power Corruption and Lies New Order gif
  82. Paranoid, Black Sabbath (70s, heavy metal)
  83. Night Moves, Bob Seager and the Silver Bullet Band (70s, hard rock)
  84. For Emma, Forever Ago, Bon Iver (2000s, folk)
  85. Fragile, Yes (70s, prog rock)
  86. Dizzy Up The Girl, Goo Goo Dolls (90s, alternative rock)
  87. Broken Bells, Broken Bells (2000s, electronica pop rock)
  88. Vampire Weekend, Vampire Weekend (2000s, alternative rock)
  89. Give Up, The Postal Service (2000s, electronica rock pop)
  90. Odelay, Beck (90s, alternative rock)
  91. Songs For the Deaf, Queens of the Stone Age (2000s, heavy metal)Image result for Paranoid Black Sabbath gif
  92. Illinois, Surjan Stevens (2000s, pop folk)
  93. A Blessing and a Curse, Drive By Truckers (2000s, country rock)
  94. Kill ‘Em All, Metallica (80s, heavy metal)
  95. Days of Future Passed, The Moody Blues (60s, psychedelic rock)
  96. Fleet Foxes, Fleet Foxes (2000s, folk)
  97. Z, My Morning Jacket (2000s, alternative rock)
  98. To Bring You My Love, PJ Harvey (90s, alternative rock)
  99. You Forgot It in People, Broken Social Scene (2000s, alternative rock)
  100. Transference, Spoon (2000s, alternative rock

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Horrorfest 2014: Still Not Quite Dead


Since 2008 I have watched horror movies from August to early November ever year. Its a grand tradition, one that I will probably keep on doing until I’m finally tired of horror movies…..or more likely run out of the free time necessary to binge every year. There is no set schedule this time, and the theme is horror franchises. Buckle up folks: its going to be another fun ride.

The Dry Run:

1. Zombie (1979, Lucio Fulci)-Zombies=https://madman731.wordpress.com/2014/08/07/horrorfest-2014-presents-zombie-1979-lucio-fulci/
2. Phantasm II (1988, Don Coscarell)-Supernatural=https://madman731.wordpress.com/2014/08/08/horrorfest-2014-presents-phantasm-ii-1988-don/
3. A Field In England (2013, Ben Wheatley)-Crazy People=https://madman731.wordpress.com/2014/08/18/horrorfest-2014-presents-a-field-in-england-2013-ben-wheatley/

Netflix Instant Viewing Films:

1. Phantoms (1998, Joe Chappelle)-Creature Feature=https://madman731.wordpress.com/2014/09/01/horrorfest-2014-presents-phantoms/
2. The Ninth Gate (1999, Roman Polanski)-Satanic=https://madman731.wordpress.com/2014/09/08/horrorfest-2014-presents-the-ninth-gate-1999-roman-polanski/
3. Red State (2011, Kevin Smith)-Rednecks=https://madman731.wordpress.com/2014/10/17/horrorfest-2014-presents-red-state-2011-kevin-smith/
4. Sharknado (2013, Anthony C. Ferrante)-Creature Feature
5. V/H/S/2 (2013, Simon Barrett, Jason Eisener, Gareth Evans, Gregg Hale, Eduardo Sanchez, Timo Tjahjanto, Adam Wingard)-Anthology=https://madman731.wordpress.com/2014/10/29/horrorfest-2014-presents-vhs2-2013-simon-barrett-jason-eisener-gareth-evans-gregg-hale-eduardo-sanchez-timo-tjahjanto-adam-wingard/
6. Ravenous (1999, Antonia Bird)-Crazy People=https://madman731.wordpress.com/2014/10/31/horrorfest-2014-presents-ravenous-1999-antonia-bird/
7. Below (2002, David Twohy)-Ghosts-https://madman731.wordpress.com/2014/12/09/horrorfest-2014-presents-below-2002-david-twohy-2/
8. Wishmaster (1997, Robert Kurtzman)-Supernatural-https://madman731.wordpress.com/2014/12/09/horrorfest-2014-presents-wishmaster-1997-robert-kurtzman/
9. Grabbers (2012, Jon Wright)-Aliens-https://madman731.wordpress.com/2014/12/19/horrorfest-2014-presents-grabbers-2012-jon-wright/
10. Candyman (1992, Bernard Rose)-Slasher-https://madman731.wordpress.com/2015/01/22/horrorfest-2014-presents-candyman-1992-bernard-rose/
11. Orca: The Killer Whale (1977, Michael Anderson)-Creature Feature-https://madman731.wordpress.com/2015/01/27/horrorfest-2014-presents-orca-the-killer-whale-1977-michael-anderson/
12. Nightmare City (1980, Umberto Lenzi)-Zombies-https://madman731.wordpress.com/2015/01/30/horrorfest-2014-presents-nightmare-city-1980-umberto-lenzi/
13. Humanoids From The Deep (1980, Barbara Peeters)-Creature Feature-https://madman731.wordpress.com/2015/01/30/horrorfest-2014-presents-humanoids-from-the-deep-1980-barbara-peeters/
14. Black Sabbath (1964, Mario Bava)-Anthology-Horrorfest 2014 Presents: Black Sabbath (1964, Mario Bava)
15. Visiting Hours (1982, Jean-Calude Lord)-Slasher-https://madman731.wordpress.com/2022/01/14/horrorfest-2014-presents-visiting-hours-1982-jean-calude-lord/
16. Dust Devil (1992, Richard Stanley)-Slasher-https://madman731.wordpress.com/2015/08/26/horrorfest-2014-presents-dust-devil-1992-richard-stanley/
17. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920, John S. Robertson)-Creature Feature
18. Event Horizon (1997, Paul W.S. Anderson)-Instant Viewing-WTF
19. You’re Next (2011, Adam Wingard)-Slasher/Crazy People
20. Big Ass Spider (2013, Mike Mendez)-Creature Feature-https://madman731.wordpress.com/2015/06/12/2014-horrorfest-presents-big-ass-spider-2013-mike-mendez/

The Franchises:

Listed are only ones that I have not seen yet. I might think of more later. I’ve viewed most of the Halloween series and all of the Friday the 13th films so they will not be featured.

1. A Nightmare On Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989, Stephen Hopkins)=https://madman731.wordpress.com/2014/09/18/horrorfest-2014-presents-a-nightmare-on-elm-street-5-the-dream-child-1989-stephen-hopkins/
2. Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991, Rachel Talalay)=https://madman731.wordpress.com/2014/09/30/2014-horrorfest-presents-freddys-dead-the-final-nightmare-1991/
3. Wes Craven’s New Nightmare (1994, Wes Craven)=
https://madman731.wordpress.com/2014/10/09/horrorfest-2014-presents-wes-cravens-new-nightmare-1994-wes-craven/
4. Child’s Play (1988, Tom Holland)-https://madman731.wordpress.com/2015/06/24/horrorfest-2014-presents-childs-play-1988-holland/
5. Child’s Play 2 (1990, John Lafia)-Horrorfest 2021 Presents: Child’s Play 2 (1990, John Lafia)
6. Child’s Play 3 (1991, Jack Bender)
7. Bride of Chucky (1998, Ronny Yu)
8. Seed of Chucky (2004, Don Mancini)
9. Curse of Chucky (2013, Don Mancini)
10. Halloween: Resurrection (2002, Rick Rosenthal)-https://madman731.wordpress.com/2022/01/14/horrorfest-2014-presents-halloween-resurrection-2002-rick-rosenthal/

Other Films:

1. Body Bags (1993, John Carpenter, Tobe Hooper, Larry Sulkis), Public Library-Anthology=https://madman731.wordpress.com/2014/10/18/horrorfest-2014-presents-body-bags-1993-john-carpenter-tobe-hooper-larry-sulkis/
2. Perfect Blue (1998, Satoshi Kon), Public Library-Crazy People=https://madman731.wordpress.com/2014/10/21/horrorfest-2014-presents-perfect-blue-1997-satoshi-kon/
3. Opera (1987, Dario Argento), Slasher-YouTube=https://madman731.wordpress.com/2014/10/24/horrorfest-2014-presents-opera-1987-dario-argento/
4. Phenomena (1985, Dario Argento), YouTube-Slasher=https://madman731.wordpress.com/2014/10/27/phenomena-1985-dario-argento/
5. Night of the Demons (1988, Kevin Tenney), Public Library-Demonic=https://madman731.wordpress.com/2014/11/03/horrorfest-2014-presents-night-of-the-demons-1988-kevin-tenney/
6. The Innocents (1961, Jack Clayton), Netflix-Ghosts=
https://madman731.wordpress.com/2014/10/30/horrorfest-2014-presents-the-innocents-1961-jack-clayton/
7. The Wicker Man (1973, Robin Hardy), Netflix-Satanic-https://madman731.wordpress.com/2022/01/22/horrorfest-2014-presents-the-wicker-man-1973-robin-hardy/
8. The Premature Burial (1962, Roger Corman), Netflix-Revenge
9. The Masque Of The Red Death (1964, Roger Corman), Netflix-Satanic-Horrorfest 2020 Presents: The Masque of the Red Death (1964, Roger Corman)
10. Tales From The Crypt (1972, Freddie Francis), Public Library-Anthology=https://madman731.wordpress.com/2014/10/14/horrorfest-2014-presents-amicus-double-bill-tales-from-the-crypt-1972-freddie-francis-and-the-vault-of-horror-1973-roy-ward-baker/
11. The Vault Of Horror (1973, Roy Ward Baker), Public Library-Anthology=https://madman731.wordpress.com/2014/10/14/horrorfest-2014-presents-amicus-double-bill-tales-from-the-crypt-1972-freddie-francis-and-the-vault-of-horror-1973-roy-ward-baker/
12. Prom Night (1980, Paul Lynch), Netflix-Slasher-https://madman731.wordpress.com/2015/02/15/horrorfest-2014-presents-prom-night-1980-paul-lynch/

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