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  • Happy Death Day

    Happy Death Day

    ★★★½

    I found Happy Death Day to be a fun slasher flick. Nothing brilliant, but a good movie to turn your brain off and enjoy. Well acted and directed. Not much else to say about it. I think It’s pretty self aware of what it is, and has fun with it. Check it out if you want to see something light.

  • Halloween

    Halloween

    ★★★★

    40 years after his murder spree in 1978, Michael comes home to kill again. And it’s a great return. This really feels like it was made for the fans, but also without alienating new audiences. It may have extinguished all the films that came after the original, but it’s loaded with call backs to other entries. I’m looking forward to watching it again, to see if I can find more.  Michael is so lethal in this film, no one is…

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  • The Haunting of Hill House

    The Haunting of Hill House

    ★★★★★

    This was a master class in film making. A 10 part series that plays more like a long film. Mike Flanagan assembles a cast built from all of his previous works, and builds a realistic family in both the past, and present. This series has great camera techniques, and some of the best use of jump scares I’ve seen in years. None of them are cheaply used and they come sparingly. The way that the context of many scenes change…

  • The Witch in the Window

    The Witch in the Window

    ★★★★

    I didn’t know what to expect with The Witch in the Window, all I had to go on was the plot description. I enjoyed this film. It has a quietness to it. The scares come in slowly and we get to know our two main characters. It’s a good pace. The scares ramp up half way through. Two scenes in particular gave me chills. It’s also a very sweet movie about fathers and sons, that never gets sappy, but it still touching. Give it a try.