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  • Paranormal Activity 2

    Paranormal Activity 2


    The second entry's best attribute is the static shots setup around the house where the audience has an incessant need to scan every crevasse of the picture for something out of place.

    In the words of Mysterio, the filmmakers just thought 'You know what? Double the damage.' The house is bigger, there's more characters and more ambitious found footage filmmaking. It's less simple but ultimately it's the exact same movie as the first in regards to structure and story beats.…

  • The Others

    The Others


    I’m pretty fond of this movie as it was one that I watched at a younger age which led to my tolerance for horror. Its a bit of a gateway horror as there isn’t a lot of blood/gore, language or jump scares. My mum hates horror and she was fine with it.

    Despite a lack of the horror elements I mentioned above, The Others remains an effective ghost story with great acting and direction. Man I do not envy the…

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  • Titanic



    I wasn’t expecting to enjoy this as much as I did. I don’t know, I guess I’ve always felt like this movie was super overhyped but yeah it’s pretty epic.

    At over 3 hours I thought I would be a bloated mess but up until things start to go wrong I really thought the pacing was perfect. Not a single scene dragged for me in the first half and I was totally invested. I feel like most people would say…

  • Re-Animator



    Re-Animator is an awesome slice of 80's horror schlock that holds up incredibly well thanks to its immense practical effects.

    Its gory, perverse and extremely clever. Re-Animator wastes no time getting down to business as we follow characters that are more interesting than they have any right to be. I dont know how well adapted it is from Lovecraft's short story but it captures the essence of Lovecraft's madness very well. It also expertly balances its dark humour with ease…