The Burning boasts some of Savini's best work, a few well choreographed kills, and uncharacteristically likeable/memorable characters for an early 80s slasher. Sadly this is very much a Weinstein joint, in its genesis but also in its obsession with getting young women to succumb to sexual advances.
Breathtaking feature. Johnson at his whodunnit-loving best.
-Lakeith Stanfield calls Daniel Craig “hoss” no fewer than 40 times.
-Jamie Lee Curtis won’t stop looking into the camera and mouthing “I was in Halloween.”
-Not a single knife.
-Michael Shannon punching Chris Evans in the mouth.
-Michael Shannon punching Dode in the mouth.
-Michael Shannon punching me in the mouth (3D screening).
-It’s actually a prequel to Brick? This actually didn’t really land tbh.
If common sense didn't do the trick, US should soundly put the "next Hitchcock" Peele hype to rest. It's not that he doesn't have a good grasp on suspense (or show a similar knack for walking the line between terror and tension); he seems altogether disinterested in walking that path. In US, Jordan Peele, a true horror devotee of the Fangoria generation, shows his hand: I think the man wants to make old-school genre horror. He's more Jacques Tourneur than…