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13 Slays of Halloween: Magic (1978)

Written by Zechs on Monday, October 23 2017 and posted in Features

13 Slays of Halloween: Magic (1978)

The really scary thing in this movie isn't Anthony Hopkins. He's #2 on the scary scale compared to #1 in this cult film.

I still can't believe how tonight's entry, Magic (1978) escaped my notice for so long. How does one not see a film that stars Anthony Hopkins and Ed Lauter?! Somehow I am guilty of this sin. I am ashamed. *hands in his cult fan badge*

But now I do see the signs of its impact. You see it in a Goosebumps tale. An episode of Buffy: The Vampire Slayer. Heck, I wanna check now when the Ventriloquist/Scarface showed up in Batman comics now. I do feel ashamed that I've never even heard of this film until now.

Here's the trailer:

My review: 


Alright, no more sudden turns. I'm going straight through with what I promised. Tomorrow's entry is another 1988 horror treat but this one is directed by Robert Englund! For I'm gonna dial up some evil. 976-EVIL (1988) tomorrow! 

13 Slays of Halloween


Day One: The Graveyard Shift (1990)

Day Two: The Mangler (1995)

Day Three: The Devil's Wedding Night (1973)

Day Four: Monkey Shines (1988) 

Day Five: Magic (1978)

Day Six: 976-EVIL (1988)


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About the Author - Zechs

Zechs is the lord and master of The Toy Shed, Moment of the Week, and Durnkin Reveewz. He's also the official whuppin boy at the Outhouse. So he'll get stuck seeing stuff that no mere mortal should ever see. If there's any greater quality to Zechs, it's that he's an avid fan of comic book characters and would defend them to the bitter end against the companies that use them wrongly. He's also brutally honest. Zechs walks the lonely path in Chicagoland area.


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