Michael Pelletier

dreadkeeper, codeslinger, wordsmith, songweaver, gamemaster, and dreamwarrior

I pretty much exclusively review horror movies.

Favorite films

  • Lost in Translation
  • Mulholland Drive
  • The Babadook
  • Possession

Recent activity

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  • Three Thousand Years of Longing

    ★★★★½

  • Speak No Evil

  • Lifechanger

    ★★★★½

  • Memoria

    ★★★★½

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  • Three Thousand Years of Longing

    Three Thousand Years of Longing

    ★★★★½

    I absolutely adored this movie. It is funny, joyous, and sorrowful in equal measure. The stories and character are compelling and relatable. What really carries it isn't just the performance, but the immense amount of heart in the writing.

    Normally I am not a fan of romance movies, finding them often self-indulgent and over the top, but this one saves the over-the-top aspects for the fairy tale stories, which allows the love story to feel almost understated, in a refreshing…

  • Speak No Evil

    Speak No Evil

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I almost shut this movie off several times, and I sort of wish I had done so. It's an ugly and mean-spirited film, veiled in being a solid satirical horror movie with "twists". This is not tragic horror, it's just garbage.

    Early on, rather than featuring any real horror, it instead focuses on these awkward moments, before becoming clear that the horror is in these social norms, in wanting connection, in not setting boundaries, in not advocating for ourselves, in…

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  • To the Moon

    To the Moon

    ★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I was kind of expecting a twist because it just seemed that straightforward. There isn't one. It's an enjoyable enough movie but like, there's like, 40 coincidences and zero motivation on Roger's part? That said, for a family-made movie (I believe the writer/director/star and the costar are married and that the dog is their actual dog) it's certainly enjoyable enough

  • The Babadook

    The Babadook

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I think my favourite thing about this movie is how it's set up that the kid is bonkers but it's actually the mother, and all the traps he's been making are to use against her. Great spin on expectations. Grief is a hell of a drug.