Lee McCoy

Rotten Tomatoes certified critic, youtuber, film lover with an appetite for horror especially.

Favorite films

  • Halloween
  • The Thing
  • The Dark Knight
  • The Crow

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  • Blood Red Sky

    ★★★★

  • Old

    ★★★★

  • Escape Room: Tournament of Champions

    ★★

  • Black Widow

    ★★½

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  • Blood Red Sky

    Blood Red Sky

    ★★★★

    Why do we not have "vampires on a plane" films out there already? Is Blood Red Sky really the first. Can't be right?!

    But it works in the confined environment. Our main character is trapped in a flying metal tube with terrorist hijackers, and she's fighting to save her human son (not a vamp) and her own bloody thirst.

    It practically writes itself. There's a good mix of genre favorites like 30 Days of Night (the look) and Train to Busan (the heart).

    Keep it up Netflix. Keep it up.

  • Old

    Old

    ★★★★

    For some, Old feels like a step back for Shyamalan. But I disagree. The accomplished auture director is still hungry to push the boundaries of cinema with new and interesting ideas, in a current landscape that constantly churns out the same "old" schlock. And there's usually a cape involved.

    It's not his best, but with some influence from Hitchcock and the Twilight Zone (at least in my opinion), it succeeds at making the viewer uncomfortable. And it opens up an internal conversation about life and death and the meaning of it all.

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  • Zack Snyder's Justice League

    Zack Snyder's Justice League

    ★★★★½

    Zack Snyder's Justice League is a lesson in proper handling of a story, especially in terms of editing, pacing, character building, and even cinematography. It just feels more cohesive. And the 4 hour runtime only benefits it (Snyder has included convenient chapter points).

    If you're a fan of Man of Steel and Batman v Superman, you will definitely be happy as it rounds out the story quite well and offers possibilities to move forward.

  • Halloween

    Halloween

    ★★★★★

    I saw this yesterday. Loved it. But wanted to let it sit before I wrote this out. David Gordon Green did the impossible but almost matching what Carpenter did 40 years ago. He made not only a great slasher, but one that set the bar higher than others could deem imaginable.

    Myers as a character...wow. More interesting than ever. A constant question mark throughout. A true representation of a "force". Unstoppable...and you forget that he's a 60 year old man…