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Halloween Horrorfest 2019 12/31
"Movies are about emotions!" the delectably vile conman Joe Murata shouts during a pivotal scene.
As he goes on to explain (perhaps by proxy for the director), there are four emotions within a film: joy, anger happiness and sadness. Sion Sono is a master of working with these emotions and pushing to the absolute limit to convey these feelings to the viewer in a powerful way that sticks with you long after the movie ends.
Prisoners of the Ghostland is a true genre-blending masterpiece that needs to be experienced by all those who champion the spirit of the midnight movie. It is quirky, strange, and wears its inspirations on its sleeve, but the film manages to deliver a wildly fun time that doesn’t waste a second of its screen time. For those soaring high with love for Cage’s recent genre outings, take heart that this is very much so the next great entry on this…