Nick Dauphin

Nick Dauphin

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I'm an illustrator. I like movies? I don't hate enough of them.

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  • Annabelle: Creation

    Annabelle: Creation

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    Some genuinely creative scares in an interesting Southern-gothic-adjacent setting, but ultimately falls apart in the end.

  • The Conjuring

    The Conjuring

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    The β€œbased on a true story” at the top still makes me laugh.
    Even though The ConjuringΒ isn’t as heart stoppingly effective on the small screen and after countless rewatches, it’s still a really slickly made movie and genuinely thrilling. Great throwback aesthetic and well constructed scenarios for a confidently made, no frills, spook show.

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  • Rashomon

    Rashomon

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    My life will be defined by pre-Rashomon and post-Rashomon.

  • Color Out of Space

    Color Out of Space

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    A schlock tour-de-force that challenges your gag reflex with a menagerie of grotesqueries. Even though most of the CGI is spotty, the practical effects are inspired and horrifying and the sound design is so effectively overbearing it is nauseating. What with some of the creature designs, the pink color palette, and the humor being mostly intentional, Color Out of SpaceΒ feels like a throwback to some of the great gonzo horror films of the 80s and early 90s.

    Also, Nicolas Cage said that his performance draws from the same well as Vampire’s Kiss