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Jarv’s Schlock Vault: Demons

I don’t know how to explain it, but it’s the movie that’s making this happen! 

Scream 2 has basically one scene to recommend it: the opening in the cinema. This sequence is so good that it buys the film a lot of credit that it basically doesn’t deserve. Knowing what I know about the Scream films, and Kevin Williamson’s writing in general, it may come as absolutely no surprise to discover that the best scene in Scream 2 has been done before, and done better. I’m sure it was probably done before Demons, but Lamberto Bava’s 1985 zombie/ demon schlockfest is a hugely entertaining little movie that makes the most out of a very simple premise, and I would not be at all surprised to discover that he ripped this film off for his opening. Read More…

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The Ardennes Offensive 16 December 1944-25 January 1945

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At 0530hrs 16 December 1944, hell was unleashed upon an 80 mile wide swath of Allied lines in the form of a 90 minute artillery barrage by the Nazis. The Allied command wasn’t worried though. They thought they were facing a localized offensive by the 6th SS Panzer Army. The Allied “brain” trust figured this was in response to the Americans temporarily breaching the Siegfried Line in the Wahlerscheid section days earlier. Of course these geniuses were wrong and the Nazis were launching a last ditch, desperate counter attack to land a “knock out” blow and gain the upper hand over Allied forces besieging Germany.

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