The Breakdown of Horror - 'Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street', 'Tremors', 'The Monster Squad', 'Eraserhead' and 'Come Play'

 
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It is time for our yearly Halloween special, The Breakdown of Horror, because nothing is scarier than a holiday episode released after the day it is celebrating. We are reviewing a diverse array of five pictures that fall under the broad horror genre. If you like a song and dance number before your kills, then we have the Tim Burton directed and Johnny Depp starring Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Or maybe a creature feature is more your thing, so we have carnivorous worms in Tremors. We also have a kids battling classic monsters adventure with The Monster Squad. Trying to figure out a David Lynch movie can sure be terrifying, and we do that with his debut feature, Eraserhead. For some, nothing is scarier than daring to go out in public during a pandemic, so we also review a new theatrical release in Come Play.

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The Movies' Four-Star Rating
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street **½ (CS) & *** (SM)
Tremors **½ (CS) & ***½ (SM)
The Monster Squad ** (CS & SM)
Eraserhead **** (CS & SM)
Come Play ** (CS)

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