Queer horror + comedy + teen movie fan that's just trying to find his way, and watching a buttload of movies on the way.
Double featured this with the remake. Thank you Tubi for finally having this original version available for streaming!
I really love what this movie has to say about the failings of traditionalism and the consequences of patriarchy, and found that my attention was captured for the entirety of its run time as I wondered how everything would connect and if the family was going to be able to fulfill their ritual. I could've done without the coda, but I suppose it does its job in making you wonder what exactly will happen after the movie ends.
Oh, and Alfredo deserved better!
THIS is how you successfully modernize and reboot a well-known property.
Y'all, I have not been so genuinely scared since Hereditary (or maybe even mother!) This could have so easily been a disaster, but Elisabeth Moss giving yet another amazing performance combined with Leigh Whannell's direction and the expert use of negative space and sound design kept me on the damn edge the whole time. I really think Whannell deserves Master of Horror status since this is the third film…