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Who made this?
Ryan Hollinger is a Northern Irish video essayist with a background in design and animation who specializes in horror films. Indulging in a healthy dose of nostalgia, Hollinger is contagiously endearing, entertaining, and informative. You can check out Hollinger’s podcast The Carryout on SoundCloud here. And you can subscribe to Hollinger’s YouTube account here.
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