Benito Cereno

Benito Cereno

Comics person, freelance classicist, Christmas enthusiast

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  • Messiah of Evil

    Messiah of Evil

    ★★★½

    Big Carnival of Souls energy

  • The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue

    The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue

    ★★★★

    An underappreciated imo zombie movie that manages to incorporate themes of environmentalism, police overreach, satanic panic, and more while still having some decent gore. Well worth seeking out if you haven’t seen it

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  • Hereditary

    Hereditary

    ★★★★★

    I loved the shit out of this movie despite the rest of the audience in the theater doing their best to make me walk out.

    Two dudes right behind me giving running commentary for the film’s entire run time, people clicking their tongues at basically all times because it’s...funny (?)? Then when the movie was over, I could hear the groans of confusion. No shit, it turns out if you talk through a whole movie, the ending might not make…

  • Color Out of Space

    Color Out of Space

    ★★★★½

    Saw an advance screening of this and hell yeah

    It’s like the exact midpoint between Annihilation and Re-Animator, gorgeous to look at, really well acted (one choice was a little, uh, distracting), perfect mix of CG and practical effects.

    Nice choice to make the viewpoint character—an unnamed narrator in the story, here winkingly named Ward Phillips—a black man, because fuck Lovecraft’s racist shit. On the other hand, his prominence and viewpoint is lost a little bit, somewhat by necessity. In…