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  • The 9th Life of Louis Drax

    The 9th Life of Louis Drax

    ★★★½

    From the director of the awesomely creepy French horror Haute Tension (High Tension) and the unnecessary, but passable, remake of The Hills Have Eyes, the intended audience for this, Alejandro Aja's 7th feature, is a mystery.

    The 9th Life of Louis Drax uses an interesting idea and looks amazing, but ultimately the result is less than the sum of its parts (and if you don't see the twist coming from a mile off then you're just not trying).

    If you, like me, enjoy ambitious failures over solid, paint-by-numbers Hollywood fare, then this film is worth your time despite its flaws.

  • Sheborg Massacre

    Sheborg Massacre

    ★★★★

    The 300th film I have seen this year and almost certainly the most fun.

    Five star entertainment!

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  • Frankenstein

    Frankenstein

    ★★★★★

    Film #13 from my list for Hoop-Tober 3.0 challenge.

    I have never found cinematic adaptations of Frankenstein particularly engaging or inspiring. A classic ‘monster movie’? Absolutely. A profound and richly complex exploration of humanity and the human condition? Not so much.

    That is until now.

    This modern day interpretation by Bernard Rose is truly outstanding and I urge you to see it.

    To be honest, with more than 50 Frankenstein adaptations already available, I would almost certainly have given this…

  • Cat Sick Blues

    Cat Sick Blues

    ★★★★

    Film #16 from my list for Hoop-Tober 3.0 challenge.

    Film #5 from my list for Scavenger Hunt #19.
    Challenge #12: An independent horror film.

    This is an indie horror about a serial killer dressed as a cat (complete with cat-head mask, Freddy-style claw gloves and a huge spiny prosthetic cat penis) who is trying to bring his pet cat Patrick back from the dead by taking the lives of nine victims.

    If you are still reading then I can assure…