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  • Messiah of Evil

    Messiah of Evil

    ★★★★★

    The plot, what little there is of one, is very Lovecraftian - endless flight through a seaside town, followers of an obscure sect pursuing you even in your sleep, locked up safe in your motel. But there's an overriding voice that is reminiscent of Shirley Jackson - events taking on intimate, sinister undertones that echo and echo through claustrophobic domesticity just starting to sprawl out into a post-war infinity.

    Here, we arrive at that same gas station twenty some odd…

  • Critters

    Critters

    ★★★★★

    So...this may sound like midlife crisis crazy talk, but I've had it with here/where my life is at right now, and so I've come to a very important decision on where my journey is taking me:

    Grovers Bend, Kansas.

    I am serious. It looks amazing. I want E.T's mom to be my mom. I wouldn't even mind having to live on a farm because I would have an awkward Billy Zane to tell me about what life is like in…

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  • Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

    Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

    ★★★★★

    I’m going to do a flashback.

    Look, I was previously made aware of how much people hate flashbacks wayyy before seeing this movie, and I’ll have you know I removed all of them from the rewrite or nearly all. (There is like one flashback in the entire book.) I mean, EVERYONE hated that and if there hadn’t been any backstory at all, even to explain necessary information, I feel this woulda been more of a five-stars automatically from women, and…

  • The Woman in Black

    The Woman in Black

    ★★★★★

    I think the one and a half star was my attempt at a sorta placeholder; so many of the movies I watched years back were a bit difficult for me to remember. I was carving a pumpkin and obsessing over my now current sweetie and luring him to my parent's house while they were in Vegas. Which, I guess success? Anyway. I really wasn't paying attention.

    I paid much better attention this time. Though I'll admit that I was also…

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  • Alien

    Alien

    ★★★★★

    There are a lot of horror movies I just watch, either for fun or to unwind. This is not one of them. A lot of horrors will quickly move through a group leaving only one survivor, yet every kill relieves a bit of tension. It helps that in a lot of the movies I watch, the kills are brief, sometimes nearly instantaneous. The camera moves quickly from kill shot to a blank, unseeing stare. It's over now, for that victim.…

  • The Driller Killer

    The Driller Killer

    ★★★★★

    There's an interesting rift between like actually people sleeping outside the building, just everywhere, on the fire escape outside your window. And artists who have to stay in and eat pizza instead of going out and doing drugs. I read a horror novel recently I thought would either be a lot like one I'm planning advantageously or not, and it really tries to paint an accurate picture of millennial aged crashing on a friend's couch poverty and I wondered if…