Movie Marathon notes

Twenty-four hours of films. Here are my preliminary notes, wrote in darkness and whilst I was quite, quite, quite sleep-deprived at the time.

The Secret Four – The “Citizen Kane” of film noir.

Zombieland – The “Citizen Kane” of zombie films.

Forbidden World – The “Citizen Kane” of mutametamorphic scifi horror.

Vice Squad – The “Citizen Kane” of a night with the Vice Squad.

Paranormal Activity – The “Citizen Kane” of “The Blair Witch Project.”

Maidens of Fetish Street – The “Citizen Kane” of Peep Shows.

Mill of the Stone Woman – The Flemish “Citizen Kane.”

Night Train to Terror – The “Citizen Kane” of portmanteau horror.

The Visitor – The “Citizen Kane” of films that should have been directed by Larry Cohen.

The Informant! – The “Citizen Kane” of Corn-related Conspiracy Thrillers.

Creature from Black Lake – The “Citizen Kane” of Bigfoot films.

Howling 2: Your Sister is a Werewolf – The “Citizen Kane” of the Howling films featuring Christopher Lee.

Commando – The “Citizen Kane” of Alyssa Milano films.

See, every film a classic of its genre… Well, that’s how I remember it, anyway.

About Matthew Dentith

Author of "The Philosophy of Conspiracy Theories" (Palgrave Macmillan), Matthew Dentith wrote his PhD on epistemic issues surrounding belief in conspiracy theories. He is a frequent media commentator on the weird and the wonderful, both locally and internationally. On occasion he can be caught dreaming about wax lions but, mostly, it is rumoured he works for elements of the New World Order.


  1. “Commando – The “Citizen Kane” of Alyssa Milano films.”

    There’s a classic DVD sleeve review right there. Hope someone quotes you on that.

    1. Noted and changed. I think ‘Night Train to Terror’ was my favourite. I did quite like the lo-fi FX and slow boil of ‘Paranormal Activity,’ although the lack of motivation for why it was happening means its not high on my ‘Want to rewatch’ list.

  2. “Commando – The “Citizen Kane” of Alyssa Milano films.”

    Hmm. Not sure about that one; Wouldn’t “Embrace of the Vampire” be the Citizen Kane of Alyssa Milano movies? Or is that more like the “Battleship Potemkin” of Alyssa Milano movies?

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