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  • The Devil's Candy

    The Devil's Candy

    ★★★★

    To use a phrase from my friend Greg Behrendt, I love the fact that the father is ripped like Jesus. Beautiful added imagery.

  • The Witch

    The Witch

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Eerie note: that wood should not be all new growth like it is. It is wilderness, it’s nay been cleared. (Nay, it’s hasn’t. 😉) Yet it’s all pretty even new—20 yrs or so—growth of trees, deep into the forest. Once I saw that, I couldn’t unsee it, and it fair gave me the creeps. Not natural, and I loved it—perfect touch to the whole vibe of the film.

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  • Better Watch Out

    Better Watch Out

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Scream meets Home Alone in the best collision possible.
    Creepiest sleep disorder ever, and Ophir factor compounded by the fact that the lead looks like a young Chris Colfer (who has the sweetest face ever).

  • The House of the Devil

    The House of the Devil

    ★★★★

    A love letter to 1970’s and early 1980’s horror, right down to the opening credits. The lead even looks like Jill Schoelen!

    One thing, though: the unrealistic over-solicitous, momma attitude of the 911 operator took me out of the storytelling. Unrealistic, not to mention annoying,—the delivery of those words in real life would have been brusque and quick. I was not at all surprised to find, then, that the voice was performed by none other than Lena Dunham.