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Hello, World Wide Web, I'm Decker Shado, the internet personality with the best hair.

Decker Shado is an internet reviewer hosted on Manic Expression and YouTube. He primarily specializes in horror and sci-fi movies, low-grade and otherwise. He often does crossover reviews with That Long Haired Creepy Guy.

Decker Shado provides examples of:

  • Ac CENT Upon The Wrong Syl LA Ble: Has a tendency to pronounce "review" as "RE-view" and "premise" as "pre-MISE".
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  • Accentuate the Negative: Will often rip a movie apart (because it's amusing) only to state he loved it in the wrap up.
  • Added Alliterative Appeal: Decker likes to do this now and then in his reviews.
  • Arch-Enemy: The Asylum and, to a lesser extent, Steven Seagal.
  • Awesome, but Impractical: Points out in his A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) review that the special effects for Freddy manifesting stretching his way out of a wall would be done with CGI today...then points out he's not sure WHY, as the practical effect was not only pretty good despite how simple it was, but likely cost much less than CGI would have. When the remake does just that, he comments that it was indeed both likely more expensive and looked much worse than the practical effect.
  • Big "WHAT?!": A frequent reaction to some of the more...unusual creative decisions made in films.
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  • Brain Bleach: Had serious trouble getting the idea of ape sex out of his head after The Summer of the Planet of the Apes.
  • Catchphrase: Aside from his intro mentioned above, many review wrapups begin with "At the end of the day..." and almost every review ends with "And remember..." followed by a joke.
    • He has also developed "And the body count begins/rises!" when someone dies in a movie.
  • Crossover: Has at least one a month with That Long Haired Creepy Guy reviewing Japanese films, and a few others with other Manic Expressionists.
  • Everyone Has Standards:
    • In his Ssssssss review, he refuses to show a scene in which a snake is presumably killed in real life, as well as when a mongoose attacks and also possibly kills a King Cobra, and when a police officer caps a cobra in the head, or when the same mongoose kills the protagonist-turned snake. He possibly would have, if the movie actually had a "No animals were harmed in the making of this film" disclaimer.
    • In general he's particularly disgusted by animal cruelty. During his review of Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack!, he admits while he's not exactly a Mothra fan like Creepy, he likes her considerably better after she killed the robbers who were planning to drown a dog and saved said dog.
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    • Decker was genuinely disturbed by I Spit on Your Grave and refused to show the more graphic scenes, even with black boxes, instead using dolls to indicate the general idea, looking uncomfortable doing even that.
  • Facepalm: To a slightly worrying degree.
  • Gratuitous Japanese: For his review of Cowboy Bebop, he introduced himself in Japanese rather than his usual opening catchphrase.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: In a metal sort of way.
  • Make Me Wanna Shout: His Summer project announcements.
  • Me's a Crowd: Another Decker occasionally butts in on his reviews. The last review of his Summer of Freddy vs. Jason ended up with three Deckers.
  • Running Gag: Not regular with him, but they still make an appearance:
    • In his review of the 1999 film Virus, after the energy being that is the antagonist writes "I AM AWARE" in response to the protagonists asking what is it, Decker keeps calling it "Mr. Aware" throughout the rest of the review.
    • Whenever he introduces a month-long project for Summer, he announces it with a shout so loud in each respective video that whoever's nearby reacts harshly (such as being tossed back).
    • In his crossover review of The Last Dinosaur, both him and Creepy make notice that protagonist Masten Thrust enlisted as an Army private in World War II (with a newspaper clip to prove it) and give him increasing ranks as the review goes on, finishing with him being "Kaizer" Thrust.
    • Constantly face palming at the things he considers stupid in the plot. Some of those palms look very painful.
    • Due to overuse of the two phrases in the Visual Novels he's done Let's Plays of he's taken to hamming up the phrases "This is a terrible situation!" and "Not at all" to increasingly absurd levels.
  • Running Gagged: In at least one video (by the end of his Summer of the Planet Of The Apes) he could barely finish his version of the shouting Running Gag on that project because he suddenly started to cough.
  • Share the Male Pain: During his Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter review, he has this reaction to Jason killing one of his victims with an extremely brutal and painful-looking Groin Attack.
  • Shared Universe: Due to some technicalities regarding cameos and crossovers, Decker's part of the Reviewaverse.
  • Stunned Silence: Decker at first scoffs at the fandom joke that the monster from Alien fucked one of the ship's crew to death. He then replays the audio from the clip and is dumbstruck shocked by what the sound implies.
  • This Is Gonna Suck: Does this a lot when it comes to movies that he's pretty certain are going to suck. Of special note is his review of The Predator, where he's practically having a Heroic BSoD.
  • World of Weirdness: The Reviewaverse.


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