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Tiger Voodoo
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The Good Son (1994)
Holy shite forgot how fricked this movie is


Caught it on HBO tonight and it was pretty damn edgy for its time. Culkin and Wood are really good and the coastal NE setting is perfect at creating this creepy since of dread as you start to see what’s beneath the surface.


Feels a little rushed at 90 minutes, which I’m not sure I realized back then.


Damn it was nice to see kids just running free without constant supervision back then. Even though it happened to allow for homicidal tendencies to be explored in this case unfortunately


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re: The Good Son (1994)
Yea I rewatched recently

Pretty cool flic


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re: The Good Son (1994)
First rated R movie my mom ever let me rent.


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re: The Good Son (1994)
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Caught it on HBO tonight and it was pretty damn edgy for its time. Culkin and Wood are really good and the coastal NE setting is perfect at creating this creepy since of dread as you start to see what’s beneath the surface.


I thought it was meh. It's basically a rip off of The Bad Seed. I never believed Culkin as a homicidal sociopath. I might've liked it more if there was some semblance of a back story on Henry and why he was so evil. At least The Bad Seed flirts with the idea that evil can be inherited genetically.


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I never believed Culkin as a homicidal sociopath.


I don't know what it was about child actors born in the 70s and 80s, but many of them felt like they needed to take a role like this to shake off their "good boy/girl" image and prove they had actual acting chops. You saw it with Drew Barrymore in Poison Ivy, Macaulay Culkin in The Good Son, Anne Hathaway in Havoc, Amanda Seyfried in Chloe, and even 90s babies like Emma Roberts in Scream 4/American Horror Story. I suppose you can include Lindsay Lohan in The Canyons on this list but her career was already dead by that point.
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re: The Good Son (1994)
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I don't know what it was about child actors born in the 70s and 80s, but many of them felt like they needed to take a role like this to shake off their "good boy/girl" image


Another example of this is when James Van Der Beek and Jessica Biel did The Rules of Attraction.


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re: The Good Son (1994)
This movie freaked me out as a kid.

Couldn't believe Kevin McCallister turned into a homicidal maniac.


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re: The Good Son (1994)
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Couldn't believe Kevin McCallister turned into a homicidal maniac.
..really?


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Peter167
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re: The Good Son (1994)
Mckulkin killed it

Elijah too

My mom took me and a friend to this at like 9 or 10 lol the friend was prob 12.

Already seen exorcist till the point her head spun her around n puked so this was easy

That actually kinda scarred me and my dad thought it was hilarious ran out the room like frick that
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CBandits82
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re: The Good Son (1994)
Crazy arse movie. It’s not terrible though.



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CBandits82
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re: The Good Son (1994)
They had another killer kid series of movies in early 90s called Mikey


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