Malignant

Malignant ★★★½

I'm not quite ready to call this a great movie, but I live for any time a director manages to smuggle this much shameless schlock and unapologetic weirdness into what is ostensibly a totally accessible, mainstream studio programmer. Wan wears his giallo influence on his sleeve, he knows how increasingly off-the-wall every passing minute is, and yet it's all skillfully and gleefully crafted, prioritizing style and surprise with sincerity rather than the notions of irony other filmmakers and probably plenty of viewers would bring to it. I laughed, I cheered, I screamed at the screen: this is MALIGNANT.

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