Daniel Epler

Lover of movies and host of The Cobwebs Podcast.
*4 favorites are in constant rotation*

Favorite films

  • The Curse of Frankenstein
  • Creature from the Black Lagoon
  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers
  • The Fly

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  • Ivanhoe

    ★★★½

  • Parents

    ★★½

  • Alone in the Dark

    ★★★★

  • Children of the Corn

    ★★½

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  • Ivanhoe

    Ivanhoe

    ★★★½

    People in medieval times were insane, but they sure knew how to look incredibly cool at all times.

    This movie is kind of awesome. I wanted a fun medieval knight movie, and I really got exactly what I wanted. It’s a very ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD style plot, but is totally effective for delivering swashbuckling action and romance.

    Unfortunately the only real weak spot here is Robert Taylor as the title hero. He’s pretty wooden, and really makes you appreciate…

  • Parents

    Parents

    ★★½

    Has much more in common with modern A24 horror films than I expected.

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  • Malignant

    Malignant

    ★★★★★

    A new horror icon is born, and his name is Gabrielle.

    I think this is one of my favorite horror movies I’ve ever seen. I adore how well James Wan approximates Giallo films, without making an outright nostalgia fest. The cinematography and score are perfect, and even the performances feel in line with that genre I love so much. And I’m amazed how he went from The Conjuring movies, which I’ve almost found too safe for my tastes, to one…

  • Alone in the Dark

    Alone in the Dark

    ★★★★

    A lot of slashers make you wait through a lot of boredom before getting to “the good stuff”. This one gives you a legitimately good movie, with solid actors playing likable characters and beautiful cinematography/atmosphere, before going into one of the hardest third acts of the genre.

    On every level, this flick DELIVERS.