Adam Hursey

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Favorite films

  • Back to the Future
  • Stop Making Sense
  • In the Mood for Love
  • Psycho

Recent activity

  • Persona

  • Rustin


  • The House That Would Not Die


  • Guyana: Crime of the Century


Pinned reviews

  • Messiah of Evil

    Messiah of Evil


    Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye reads the marquee outside the movie theater in the infamous scene from Messiah of Evil. On a first watch, I didn't notice it. But on a second watch, knowing what was about to happen to Toni, innocently chowing down on her free popcorn while the seats behind her slowly fill up with the zombie-like citizens of Point Dume, that title leapt right off the screen and grabbed me by the throat.

    It is amazing how a second…

  • Curse of the Dog God

    Curse of the Dog God


    100 Horror Movies in 92 Days (Film #71)

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    There is a moment in Curse of the Dog God where they are performing an exorcism, and the demon, through a medium, says that it will leave if they give it some red beans and rice. As a boy from Louisiana, I've never felt more seen.

    I had this film on my watchlist, but I…

Recent reviews

  • Persona


    I’ve been thinking a lot lately about cinematic master texts. When I rewatched A Bay of Blood recently, I saw it as the blueprint for all the slashers that came after it.

    Persona definitely feels like a master text. For what, I’m not exactly sure. I watched this film during my Bergman phase, probably 20 years ago at this point. It was not my favorite Bergman film then. And it still is not now. I’m not sure why this film does not…

  • Rustin



    Another one for the "when strong performances happen in mediocre films" file.

    Colman Domingo definitely gives it his all here as Bayard Rustin, a man who has to overcome a lot of obstacles, both personally and professionally, in order to organize the March on Washington.

    But unfortunately, the film fell pretty flat for me overall. Perhaps the cavalcade of well known faces distracted me (how can Chris Rock be cast in a serious role at this point?). But I never…

Popular reviews

  • Dawn Breaks Behind the Eyes

    Dawn Breaks Behind the Eyes


    100 Horror Movies in 92 Days

    Watched via Popcorn Frights Film Festival's virtual platform. I couldn't really commit to an entire film festival right now, but I really wanted to check out this film after reviewing their lineup (and this teaser trailer).

    Dawn Breaks Behind the Eyes begins as a ghost story. A couple (well, really it seems, the woman within the couple) inherit a castle and have arrived to inspect it. They begin to feel a presence within the…

  • Nope



    I'm very late to the discussion of this one. These days, I'm either very early from seeing it at a film festival, or very late by the time I get around to it once it shows up on whatever streaming option on which it lands.

    I see two potential discussion paths for this film:

    1. The film is about exploitation. There is plenty to go around, from the latest Haywood generation exploiting their great-great-great grandfather's notoriety, to the exploitation of…