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  • The Fly
  • Aliens
  • Labyrinth
  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers

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  • Halloween Kills

  • Scream

    ★★★★½

  • Piercing

    ★★★½

  • Becky

    ★★★½

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  • Halloween Kills

    Halloween Kills

    A film in which nothing happens where it acts like everything happens. 

    I think it tries to set up some convoluted backstory but honestly I was too bored for it to sink in. I was busy being over-expositioned to. And having a lot of new, terrible characters thrown at me. And a really corny fake Donald Pleasance, the absolute cheek of it. It tries so hard to make more of the original film’s plot and add extra layers and utterly…

  • Scream

    Scream

    ★★★★½

    Watched for the 25th anniversary as part of a screening with a live podcast recording by The Evolution of Horror and The Final Girls. My favourite podcasts in one of the best cinemas in London: I already had high expectations and they were surpassed. Amazing to see Anna, Becky and Mike chat live and what an absolute joy Scream is to see on the big screen. It is SO MUCH funnier than I remember. And this time round, I finally got…

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  • The Skin I Live In

    The Skin I Live In

    Ok, I’ve never seen an Almodovar film before. I don’t know anything about him except he’s celebrated, a man and his films are Spanish language. At some point during this film, I thought to myself, “is this one of those typical film industry things were a mediocre man makes faux-profound films a la Lans Von Trier and then everyone lauds him forevermore?” And you know, I think that might just be it. 

    Like, this was intriguing and I wanted to…

  • The Addams Family

    The Addams Family

    ★★★★½

    Oh my gosh, I haven’t seen this since I was little and WHAT AN UTTER DELIGHT it is. 

    So clever, so intricately detailed and thought-through, so fun, so funny, so silly, so 90s, so utterly bananas.

    Couldn’t have been made the same way today: Tim Burton or someone would mess it up. Come to think of it, we’re lucky Tim Burton didn’t get near this version.