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  • Super Dark Times

    Super Dark Times


    Spent the first 15 minutes or so wondering if I could stick with the shrill characters (tired of sex-obsessed, dorky teen boys), but once the inciting incident occurs, "Super Dark Times" lives up to its title, and then some. Excellent performances, an ace soundtrack, and a keen understanding of adolescent confusion (complete with an intriguing Oedipal undercurrent) combine with a somber, autumnal visual aesthetic that makes the conflicts all the more stomach-churning. I was wary of this being another "Stranger Things"-styled nostalgia trip, but its intentions and tone put it much closer to "River's Edge" and "I Am Not a Serial Killer."

  • Creepozoids



    Hybrid of "Aliens" and "The Thing" and the zillion 1980s post-apocalyptic flicks that preceded it, but its low-budget spirit compensates for its story/logic/pacing flaws. Great practical FX and crafty use of a relatively limited setting, with not-bad-to-good performances. I would honestly love to see a belated sequel to this.

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  • Black Christmas

    Black Christmas


    Still underrated. Still chilling as hell. And still better than HALLOWEEN by leaps and bounds. And Margot Kidder gives possibly her best performance ever.

  • My Soul to Take

    My Soul to Take

    Retire already, Wes.