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The galaxy is mired in a cold war between the Illyrican Empire and the Commonwealth. Thrust between this struggle are Simon Kovalic, the Commonwealth’s preeminent spy, and Kyle Rankin, a lowly janitor happily scrubbing toilets on Sabaea, a remote and isolated planet. However, nothing is as it seems.

Kyle Rankin’s real name is Eli Brody, and he fled his home world of Caledonia years ago. Kovalic knows a top-secret Illyrican superweapon project is hiding in Caledonia. He also knows that the past Brody so desperately abandoned can grant him access to people and places that are impenetrable even for him.

Now Brody and Kovalic are on a mission fraught with dangerous unknowns, guaranteed to tip the scales of galactic peace. Sounds like a desperate plan, sure, but what gambit isn’t?

Halloween Movies: Updated 2018

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Way back in 2014, I wrote a post about the Halloween movies that I tend to watch around this time of year. A couple years ago in 2016 I even did an update that included some additional movies. It”s now been two years beyond that and it is time for another update. As with the last few posts, the movies fall into a few different categories. These are: Parodies, Zombies, Diseases, Horror, Super Natural, Aliens, and “Other”. This is by no means a comprehensive list, nor do I end up watching all of these movies every year, but I do tend to watch a bunch of them.

In my last post there were a few “honorable mentions”. These were “Fido”, “Tucker and Dale vs. Evil”, and “Zombeavers”. As mentioned in my last post, I have seen all three of these movies, but they have not yet made into the rotation. Still none of these have made it into my standard rotation. There are a couple of movies that I have watched, which will likely not make it into regular rotation. These are “Evil Dead” and “Return of the living dead”. The first one is just not my thing. “Return of the living dead” was more entertaining than “Evil Dead”, but I am unsure about watching it again.

In my last post I also mentioned that there may be some additional ones in the future, but I had not yet watched them. These possible additions were: “Navy vs. Zombies”, “Scout”s Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse”, and “Warm Bodies”. I have watched only one, “Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse”, and it has made it the list. The new movies are denoted with a *.

Aliens
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Attack the Block
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Battle: Los Angeles
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Cloverfield
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Cowboys & Aliens
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Paul
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Signs
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Skyline
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Super 8
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Diseases
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Contaigon
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Outbreak
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Horror
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Scream
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Scream 4
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Other
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It”s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown
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The Village
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Parody
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Hot Fuzz
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Scary Movie
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Scary Movie 3
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Shaun of the Dead
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Super Natural
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The Happening
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Hocus Pocus
Hocus Pocus
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Knowing
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Something Wicked This Way Comes
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Zombies
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Cockneys vs. Zombies
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The Crazies
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Dawn of the Dead
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Dead Snow
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Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse'
Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse*
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28 Days Later
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28 Weeks Later
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World War Z
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Zombieland
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