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Neil Marshall has got quite a few absolute bangers under his belt (Dog Soldiers and The Descent are all-time favorites of mine), so any time he's got something I'm in. Thanks Shudder.
Charlotte Kirk is a woman in Ye Olde England trying to survive a plague in her village, and the movie opens with her husband contracting said plague and then hanging himself in order to avoid spreading it to his family, which seems a little drastic compared to sleeping…
I talked earlier this year about how I find William Friedkin to be more of a workman director than a virtuoso, which is kind of strange given the great heights of some of his films, The Exorcist among them. I still hold that view, but this latest viewing has me giving the old man a little more credit.
The things that pop culture chose to preserve are of course all the Linda Blair shit, thus creating a feedback loop where…
Very, very difficult to write this one up without a ton of unproven personal assumptions about director Michael Goi. There are a number of red flags that go up when one watches Megan is Missing, however:
- The presentation of the film as "educational" by its director and producers is plainly dishonest. This is pure exploitation and the thought of showing this film to a kid is abhorrent. The fact that the bonus materials include a snippet from Marc Klaas…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Aimed squarely at rubes. In this sense it's the perfect Netflix film. A cheap director, bargain basement script, and C-list actors all keep the budget down. Throw in enough horror elements to get that crowd interested, because horror makes money. Add in a lesbian encounter so that you can lead the socially conscious crowd by the nose, but make sure to show the sex scene for the prurient interest of the less conscious crowd. Don't forget to set part of…