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  • Sudden Fury

    Sudden Fury

    ★★★

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    Film #38 of "ACTIONx52 | 2020 Challenge"
    Task #22: Produced in the UK
    letterboxd.com/cyman/list/actionx52-2020/
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    Hyper-gory shot-on-video heroic bloodshed flick mixed with a handful of nasty torture scenes, produced with a tiny budget yet a hell lot of blood squibs. As expected, the acting and storytelling are dreadful, but Darren Ward's work still manages to impress with bloody shootouts, gnarly gore, and a crazy full body burn stunt. Cult movie veteran David Warbeck (Antonio Margheriti's THE LAST HUNTER, Lucio Fulci's THE BEYOND) has a small part here; sadly he passed away before the film was completed.

  • The Serpent and the Rainbow

    The Serpent and the Rainbow

    ★★★★

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    Film #47 of "The 2020 Cult Movie Challenge"
    Week #47: Monstervision Week
    letterboxd.com/cyman/list/the-2020-cult-movie-challenge/
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    Visually stunning and highly atmospheric folklore horror with political and psychological undertones. This trippy film is loosely based on true events, and the production was affected by civil turmoil in Haiti. The acting is solid overall, plus there is not one single dull moment throughout the entire runtime. Probably one of Wes Craven's most underrated flicks.

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  • The Lighthouse

    The Lighthouse

    ★★★★½

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    Film #12 of 45 - Cinemonster's Hoop-Tober 6.0
    letterboxd.com/cyman/list/hoop-tober-60-horroctober-2019/
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    THE LIGHTHOUSE is a masterclass in sound design, cinematography, and acting. It has an early David Lynch and Roman Polanski vibe, H.P. Lovecraft references, fragments of Andrei Tarkovsky's SOLARIS, and more than once Ingmar Bergman's THE SEVENTH SEAL and PERSONA went through my head. Robert Eggers (THE WITCH) shot the film on 35mm, using the 1.19:1 aspect ratio including vintage lenses designed in the 1930s, which creates a second-to-none atmosphere. It's both terryfing and fascinating, consistently expressionistic and nightmarish, equally surreal and absurd. A descent into the human psyche. Masterpiece.

  • The Seventh Curse

    The Seventh Curse

    ★★★★

    THE SEVENTH CURSE reminded me why I love Hong Kong cinema so much! It's a completely bonkers RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK rip-off, including fast-paced martial arts, cheesy monsters, fun gore and make-up effects, nudity, reckless stunts, and Chow Yun-Fat firing a bazooka at a rubber monster. Yep, this is great fun from start to finish.