My latest horror short has hit YouTube! It's a four-minute nightmare, filled with snow and saturated colors. Jonathan Snipes (composer of Starry Eyes, Room 237, and Below the Trees) created the music. Drop us a rating here on Letterboxd, after you watch 🖤 youtu.be/_1n-rQxrYNM
I finished Rose McGowan's book, Brave, today. Her heartbreaking stories about what she went through during her relationship with Robert Rodriguez left me curious to see this film they made together. If you haven't read her book, I highly recommend it. This film, however, I don't recommend. Style over substance can be fine, but I can't get over how much I dislike this screenplay. All I can compliment are the lighting and makeup effects.
I feel so alone. Out of the 57 people I follow who have watched this, only *four* gave the same rating (or higher) as me. Obviously, the dislike for this movie isn't a mere gender issue — I see low ratings across the board. I've read plenty of negative reviews too, but Letterboxd folks are being weirdly vague about why they hate this movie. Luckily, I went to see it with a group, so I was able to hear specific…
The initial movie in this franchise works for two reasons. First, it has genuinely creepy sequences. Second, it's believable enough to suit its found-footage format. What's so disappointing about this third installment is it doesn't deliver either of those key elements.
The only sequence which stands out as creepy is the adventure the blond actress takes to the basement. Every other attempt at scariness falls flat, and it really doesn't help that so much of what's realized on screen is…