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  • Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead

    Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead

    ★★★½

    Gone is the studio feel of 2, returned is some of the first's low-budget scruff, this time reinterpreting the nightmare horror of the first into a surreal post-apocalyptic western.

    The larger scope of III does nothing but prove the Phantasm franchise would've worked gangbusters in some long-form medium. A TV show or comic series would've been amazing.

    I love Rocky. I love the little kid and his booby-trapped house. And I especially love those zombie goons cruising around in their…

  • The Thing

    The Thing

    ★★★★½

    Y'all ever fuck around and just uhhhh make the best horror movie ending of all time

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  • The Strangers: Prey at Night

    The Strangers: Prey at Night

    ★★★½

    Before you look at this rating and say "oh wow I guess the Strangers sequel is actually pretty good," first consider that I am a huge glutton for:

    - neon
    - synthpop
    - fog
    - HEAVY Carpenter influences
    - cool title cards
    - slasher movies, especially shitty and ridiculous slasher sequels with masked killers

    If you yourself are also a glutton for these things, proceed. If not, back the fuck up.

  • Hereditary

    Hereditary

    ★★★★★

    The feeling when you hear a pet you've known all your life just died. The acid in your stomach and the lump in your throat.

    When you almost cause an accident on the highway because you weren't paying attention, and the lingering emotions afterwards: the fear, the anger, the self-loathing, the hollowness in your gut at the thought of almost causing your own death.

    When you love someone but you know they don't love you back.

    When a parent calls…