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Scout Tafoya

Scout Tafoya is a film critic, video essayist, filmmaker, and author of Cinemaphagy: On The Psychedelic Classical Form of Tobe Hooper, the first book-length critical study of the director of "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre." Originally from from Doylestown, PA, he is the creator of's The Unloved, the longest running video essay series on the web, about movies in need of a second look. His writing has appeared in the Village Voice, Film Comment, Nylon Magazine, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and The Film Stage among others. He is the director of over 25 feature films including "Eyam," "House of Little Deaths," and "Beata Virgo Viscera," which debuted on His features and his extensive video essay work can be found at

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The Unloved, Part 1: ALIEN 3

The first in a monthly series of video essays about unloved films, Scout Tafoya's video essay is an appreciation of Alien 3, the debut feature by David Fincher.