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Joel Wicklund reviews "The Blackout Experiences" and "The Witness" for Chicago Now and Windy City Cinema

“THE BLACKOUT EXPERIENCES”

Even at an age many would consider far too old for it, I enjoy a good haunted house. Most autumns, close to Halloween, my wife and I will indulge our inner adolescents and take in a spook house—usually run by a Jaycees group or some local community organization or theatrical enterprise. 204 more words

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Joel Wicklund reviews "Therapy for a Vampire" for Chicago Now and Windy City Cinema

Its humor may be too low-key for those who prefer their horror comedies on the boisterous side, but loyal fans of “golden age” fright films are bound to get a kick out of Therapy for a Vampire. 33 more words

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Joel Wicklund reviews "Nuts!" for his blog Windy City Cinema

Dr. John Romulus Brinkley was a pioneer in radio and advertorial marketing, as well as a populist politician who was almost elected governor of Kansas as a write-in candidate. 169 more words

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Windy City Cinema's Joel Wicklund reviews "Tale of Tales" on Chicago Now

Tale of Tales is an anthology fantasy film stripped of sentimentality and soaked in sardonic humor…not to mention more than a little blood. Exploitation filmmaker Charles Band once produced a softcore sex comedy called Adult Fairy Tales, but this lavish oddity really deserves that title. 79 more words

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Joel Wicklund reviews "Lolo" for his "Windy City Cinema" site on Chicago Now

Jokes about female genitalia smelling like fish. An itching powder causes a woman to think her boyfriend has contracted an STD. Admiring remarks about large penises. 97 more words

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Joel Wicklund examines the freaky side of slapstick of "Men & Chicken" for Chicago Now and Windy City Cinema

Let’s run down some of the major elements of Men & Chicken, shall we?

  • Taxidermic abuse (beatings with stuffed wild animals)
  • Kitchenware abuse (beatings with cast iron pots and rolling pins)
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