Ben Challoner

Ben Challoner

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More of a film fan than a film critic 🤓
Favourites are always my four favourite watches from last month

Favorite films

  • Rainy Dog
  • License to Live
  • The Man from Nowhere
  • Shin Godzilla

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  • Prom Night III: The Last Kiss

    ★★

  • Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II

    ★★★★

  • Prom Night

    ★★★

  • Seven Weeks

    ★★★★

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  • Prom Night III: The Last Kiss

    Prom Night III: The Last Kiss

    ★★

    I really like the first one as a pioneering slasher despite its flaws.

    I adore the second one for how bonkers it is and for doing something entirely different with it. 

    I commend this third one for trying something different again but unfortunately the romantic horror comedy direction it goes in did very little for me. It’s trying to be TEEN WOLF directed by John Waters but it’s not fun enough or clever enough for either. 

    I’m watching the 2008 remake next and I have a sneaking suspicion it’s going to be even worse than this 🙈

  • Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II

    Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II

    ★★★★

    Made 7 years after the first film and with absolutely nothing in common with it except the prom theme, this bonkers sequel is an improvement on the original in every way! It is so much more than just a slasher!

    It is basically A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET meets CARRIE but with a bit of THE EXORCIST thrown in for good measure! Some of the set pieces are absolutely fucking insane and the kills are super imaginative! Definitely an under appreciated gem!

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  • The Invitation

    The Invitation

    ★★★★

    The Invitation is certainly a slow burn but the payoff is pretty immense. A daunting look at loss, stability & moving on in dark, crazy L.A.

  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

    ★★★

    It’s been over a decade since I last saw this but I remembered it being one of the better remakes from the naughties. 

    It wasn’t quite as good as I remembered but it’s still a solid remake. The changes they make are interesting rather than sacrilegious, and the addition of R. Lee Ermey as the Sheriff was all kinds of messed up awesome! I also forgot how stunning Jessica Biel is! She did a good job as the final girl…