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  • #SCREAMERS

    #SCREAMERS

    ★★

    The initial mystery of the movie had me really hoping. I'm a fairly easy mark for found footage, and the set up involving the mystery of the tapes, and especially the cribbing of a classical painting for one, had me thinking I was in for at least an interesting ride. But it peters out real fast as it's mostly just debating and then walking around a house for a finale. The film equivalent of kicking the air out of someone's lungs.

  • Zombie Spring Breakers

    Zombie Spring Breakers

    ★★½

    Not necessarily offensive, just really really old hat. Every beat is a familiar tone, either in the zombie tropes or the humor. It's the same stock of characters with the same stock of jokes. It's okay, and I find it maaaaaaaybe slightly better than the similar Scout's Guide, but it mostly serves as visual wallpaper while doing something else.

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  • Reindeer Games

    Reindeer Games

    ★★★½

    Fuck you guys. It's fun.

  • Death Ship

    Death Ship

    ★★★★½

    October Horror Challenge 2014 Movie #50

    I don't understand how hard it is to come across a movie that truly captures a haunted house atmosphere, especially when the good ones like this make it feel so effortless. This is truly haunting at times, even as it works in a familiar genre wraparound. The sense of horror is handled the right way, with things being shown to us but never being overexplained, leaving the mystery of it to play in the…