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I am an avid horror/trash movie fanatic from the west coast of Finland. I've been using Listal for a long time for cataloguing my collection. It works fine for people like me, who like many different formats (vhs, dvd, blu-ray). I am looking for other like-minded horror buffs!

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My Movie collection includes all the titles currently OWNED on Blu, DVD and VHS and the titles on the 'Wanted' list. On the movie page I have rated the actual film, and on the dvd page I have rated the actual dvd (i.e. the release). Simple, huh?
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My VHS collection post the Finnish video law (27 items)
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Video Nasties on DVD/BD (70 items)
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Silent Night, Deadly Night 2 review

Posted : 2 weeks, 1 day ago on 1 October 2018 06:37 (A review of Silent Night, Deadly Night 2 )

Silent Night, Deadly Night 2 is basically a psychiatric session that justifies a frame-per-frame flashback from the first part of the "series". The first Silent being something of a classic in its genre, this "sequel" is simply put a paranoiac pastiche of the first. In fact, this film is cool as hell, if you come to think of it! None of it makes any sense, and it is not even Christmas until about 70 mins of a film that runs under 90 mins (in PAL). I thoroughly recommend this to any fans of films that are so bad that they turn into - gold. Just please don't mix it with the first one, which genuinely is a neat feat - that would just be - naughteeeee........


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Savate (1995) review

Posted : 4 months, 1 week ago on 9 June 2018 07:51 (A review of Savate (1995))

Oh man, this "movie" sucks eggs big time! Complete waste of film. The only reason I have this is that it's part of a 4-movie dvd set: the three others are divine trash classics: Mission of Justice starring Jeff Wincott and Brigitte Nielsen, Martial Law starring David Carradine and Cynthia Rothrock & Martial Law 2 Undercover starring - once again Jeff Wincott now with Cynthia Rothrock. Savate just does not live up to these kinds of trashy action classics. It is a dull "romantic western" type of piece of shit. Everything about it stinks - even the music is meant for something more meaningful.


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Frankensteinin hirviö [VHS] review

Posted : 10 months ago on 15 December 2017 10:45 (A review of Frankensteinin hirviö [VHS])

This Japanese anime, also known as The Monster of Frankenstein, was dubbed in Finnish in an eerie manner. You can, for instance, hear the monster howl in two ways at a time! Odd. It was typical that the original audio was audible in the background.

The film in Finland was marketed as safe family viewing. Those were the fundamentalist times when even adults were not free to watch what they pleased. Many films, even total bores, were banned or heavily censored. Oh the golden days of yore, Finland in the 80s!

From this perspective, it seems a bit at odds that this film is actually a full-on massacre! And for kids!! A spoiler alert: doctor Frankenstein's daughter becomes friends with the monster, you know the score - but... almost everyone in the film gets killed !!! The monster jumps from a cliff and even Doc offs himself with a shotgun. Whaaaaat....?

If you can live with unhappy endings, check this great movie out if you can find a copy. In Finland, it was released at least twice on video. I think the censors truly slept through this one. Well, there is not much blood, but quite insane stuff.


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Elvira's Haunted Hills review

Posted : 1 year, 11 months ago on 23 October 2016 10:19 (A review of Elvira's Haunted Hills)

If the first Elvira movie is a deemed classic, this "sequel" really struggles to make any sense at all. The plot is very thin, and the movie has very little to do with it (the plot I mean!). I am a huge Elvira fan, so I can't really understand, how this could be, but it surely could. Also, the film stars the godly Richard O'Brien, but even his part as Hellsubus (what the h.....) sucks eggs. I think it was a bad decision to take Elvira to the Middle Ages. This movie really should have been a lot better than it is. The ingredients were first class. The American dvd has some nice extras though. Of course, you still need it, even if it is quite bad.


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Punisher (Steelbook, 1 Blu-ray und 1 DVD) review

Posted : 2 years, 1 month ago on 13 September 2016 07:06 (A review of Punisher (Steelbook, 1 Blu-ray und 1 DVD))

It has the definitive unrated version. The best release of the action classic. The only flaw being the lossy, although clear, audio, Dolby Digital 2.0 (Dolby Pro Logic).


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Mad Max: Fury Road review

Posted : 2 years, 1 month ago on 6 September 2016 08:18 (A review of Mad Max: Fury Road)

OK, I surrender! At first, this reheating seemed like a bad joke, but - although it is all done in a row in the Namibian desert, four different flavors, they just keep on driving the same old sandy roads... the cars themselves are highly creative. The movement is captured like never before. The cast is wonderful: Tom Hardy in an iron mask, Charlize "Hot" Theron in a Sigourney-like role, not to mention the Five Wives! The score is outstanding. There is really little to complain about in this movie.


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Castle of Blood review

Posted : 4 years, 5 months ago on 6 May 2014 07:42 (A review of Castle of Blood)

Wonderful atmosphere, but there is too much walking around and the dude supposedly mr E.A. Poe is a poor imitation; however, the narrative is quite modern. For hardcore gothic cinema fans.


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Amityville 3-D (1983) review

Posted : 5 years, 3 months ago on 25 June 2013 09:59 (A review of Amityville 3-D (1983))

An absolutely predictable sequel with all the usual mumblings of names proper and arguing elements. Somehow I can't think of this as anything other than a pastiche - not at all scary except for the actual lake house, which is as scary in the daylight as at dusk. Despite its obvious and quite central flaws, we do get to see Meg Ryan in her second cinematic role - what a babyface! I think the first Amityville was quite a drag, although it really seemed all the pieces of a puzzle were in place & 2 is in all its pervyness my sleazy favourite... 3-d has its place: it is good entertainment, especially the hell's well!


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The Devils (Special Edition) review

Posted : 6 years, 1 month ago on 12 September 2012 07:32 (A review of The Devils (Special Edition) )

Excellent picture and audio quality, a good set of extras. A valuable release despite the sad treatment from the Warner Bros not letting them release the complete version.


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Nightmare (Uncut 30th Anniversary Edition) review

Posted : 7 years, 2 months ago on 5 August 2011 08:23 (A review of Nightmare (Uncut 30th Anniversary Edition))

The eventual release of a long-anticipated movie leaves a taste of confusion. For a title a lot of fans have been urging for, for years, the release leaves a sort of weird feeling. I think frustration was not a one-way deal. The giving label Code Red did receive quite a lot of unnecessary shit during the years-in-waiting. I think this overall atmosphere did have an impact on how they saw the project; instead of overwhelming expectation, I sense a slight dose of frustration; for instance, why have the impressive Romano Scavolini interview without subtitles? One could write a 1000-page book on the developments of the project. At times, it even seemed an unprobability. Therefore, I am so happy that the release actually took place! It happened.

In fact, a lot of the confusion is due to the fact, that the viewer is not sure which is the beef. I mean, on the two discs we get three different versions of the film. Perhaps it would have been a good idea to explain these versions a little. For me, at least, it is not that clear. We get a director approved telecine-version, a ”Hi-Def” 1.78:1 ”created from the two best 35mm prints”, and finally on the 2nd disc, which in fact is a DVD-R – another source for confusion, a pirate-looking official disc?? - we get to see a ”brand new 2011 telecine 1.78:1 from a recently discovered slightly better 35mm print”...

I think what we need here is some sort of an explanation of the whole process. As I said, it must have been a distressing experience. Then, why not give the fans what they want – at least a history of that very frustration. It even seems, the label just had enough and threw up this brew of versions and incomplete extras – do what you want, we are fed up!! I hope I am wrong.

At least, the text on the cover is optimistic and positive: ”Many fans claim this will be the biggest selling horror film in the history of DVD!” That is great, and I must be among those optimistic souls, who predict the 100 thousand items will be sold out pretty shortly. So, Code Red, thank you for this absolute favour for the human race, and do not feel frustrated! It is just that those who have waited for so long will demand perfection. No-one demands perfection if you do not promise it many years prior to the actual release.

All in all, although a confused lot, this is a release to have. Although extra-wise it could have been much better, there is nothing better. The film itself is entirely a different story. In brief, I think the Halloween inspiration is just a background. The film has its own atmosphere, and although the gore f/x do look dated and clumsy, the boy actor axing away his father and his ”service” at the end is a classic I think never to be outdone! It is just not possible anymore to use child actors in creative – or in violent or sexual – roles.


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Extreme Prejudice                                  (1987)

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Posted: 4 months, 1 week ago at Jun 6 4:59
Thanks for the list vote :)
Posted: 1 year, 8 months ago at Feb 10 21:01
Hi please check my list
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and tell me your 10 favorite tv shows!
Posted: 2 years ago at Oct 9 2:15
Thanks for the Heather Locklear pic vote!
Posted: 2 years, 1 month ago at Sep 6 16:54
Thanks for the Marisa Mell pic votes.
Posted: 2 years, 1 month ago at Sep 1 22:19
thanks for the MARISSA MELL pic vote!!! ;)
Posted: 2 years, 6 months ago at Apr 13 5:17
Thanks for the Remembering Christopher Lee list vote.
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Thanks for the Celeste Yarnall pic vote
Posted: 3 years, 11 months ago at Nov 6 8:39
Thank you very much for the 'Beautiful Close Ups' list vote!! Have a great day :)
Posted: 4 years, 6 months ago at Apr 13 2:30
Thanks for the Suzanne Pleshette pic vote.
Posted: 4 years, 9 months ago at Dec 29 3:51
Thanks for the Marie Devereux pic vote.
Posted: 4 years, 11 months ago at Oct 26 5:27
Check out my bloody new list.
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Posted: 5 years, 4 months ago at May 24 19:17

I recommend you watch Carnosaur

Posted: 5 years, 5 months ago at May 3 14:57
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Posted: 5 years, 11 months ago at Oct 31 20:19
Thanks for the Nastassja Kinski vote.
Posted: 6 years, 10 months ago at Dec 17 23:21
Thanks for the picture (Soledad Miranda) vote :)
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Tattista listavotesta
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Thanks for the vote on my favorite 60s horror list!
Posted: 6 years, 11 months ago at Nov 18 23:33
Hi thanks for the Jessica Burciaga vote
have a nice weekend
Posted: 7 years, 1 month ago at Sep 13 7:17
thank you for the votes!
Posted: 7 years, 1 month ago at Sep 11 16:47
Cheers for the votes. Gotta love Valerie Leon ;)

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