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My rating system
★★★★★ - good 😎
★- bad 😤
“What’s your favorite scary movie?”
Scream. Scream is my favorite scary movie.
Wes Craven's magnum opus and the film that resurrected the slasher genre, Scream is an absolutely flawless meta blend of horror and comedy that outdoes the very films that it parodies, and one of my favorite films of all time.
The opening sequence is extremely effective in establishing the rules of the film that is about to follow, in that everybody is a suspect, no one is safe,…
"I think my mask of sanity is about to slip"
Witty, violent and darkly humorous Christian Bale's performance as Patrick Bateman is one of, if not his best. An extremely quotable and fun movie following a Wall Street investment banker's descent into insanity, the oblivious people acquainted with him obsessed with materialistic things and his mimicking of this behavior to fit makes it seem like Bateman is the only sane person in the film, meanwhile he is murdering and dismembering…
"There's a psycho killer on the loose and you wanna go traipsing around this gigantic mansion? Have you ever actually seen the Stab movies?"
While Scream 3 is definitely the weakest link of the series, it isn't a bad movie, but it loses the spark of the first two and feels very contrived and uninspired at times. The Hollywood setting is great, and the scenes taking place in movie sets are clever, and it makes for some fun cameos from…
"Stab 2? Why would anyone want to do that? Sequels suck!"
Scream 2 is a solid sequel that continues the meta commentary and humor of the first, this time playing into sequel tropes and hollywood's dramatization of real life tragedies. With the iconic returning cast of the first as well as some great big name actors such as Jada-Pinkett Smith, Timothy Olyphant and Sarah Michelle Gellar, it offers some great performances and characters.
The college setting is a logical continuation…
"Hail to the king, baby"
While Army of Darkness has a drastically different tone compared to its predecessors, and drops almost all horror elements in favor of action and comedy, it is so much more enjoyable and way groovier!
I love the juxtaposition of the classic medieval setting with Ash's badassery, ignorance, 21st century quotes and boomstick, it makes for some great gags and a really unique setting. While Raimi's original cut goes for a darker feeling in some ways…
"You will die! Like the others before you, one by one, we will take you!"
The Evil Dead is a great example of low budget horror done right, and Raimi's unique directing style perfectly blends horror and comedy in a gruesomely piece of cult cinema. With voyeuristic, frightening cinematography, vulnerable, clueless characters and the terrifying deadites, it makes for a great 85 minutes of horror fun.
The low budget and experimental filmmaking techniques make way for some profoundly creative practical…