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  • Spiral: From the Book of Saw

    Spiral: From the Book of Saw

    In 2004, two passionate independent creators gave my teenage generation our very own annual slasher to look forward to. For better or worse, the Saw franchise was a staple for the Halloween season for 6 years and holds a special place in my heart. From Charlie Clouser's unbeatable score to the vicious editing style and sickly saturated color palette. After they closed the book on the series with a lackluster finale in 2010, they resurrected it with 2017's Jigsaw, which,…

  • Metamorphosis

    Metamorphosis

    A Korean family becomes haunted by a demonic force in their new home and their uncle, a disgraced priest, is their only hope to get rid of it. What feels like a Korean love letter to The Exorcist, unfortunately is one more retread of every single possession trope and story we’ve seen before. The acting is well done, but apart from that, everything in the film feels like a beat for beat possession plot that tries to make its own…

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  • Mortal Kombat

    Mortal Kombat

    There’s a reason why the Mortal Kombat concept is executed so well in the original 1995 film and not in the new one and it’s not just because of nostalgia. The original Mortal Kombat is by no means a masterpiece. The dialogue is hoaky, the premise is bizarre, and several plot elements could be polished up, but it doesn’t change the fact that it is a genuine martial arts tournament movie with imaginative production design, memorable characters, a generation defining…

  • Eyes Without a Face

    Eyes Without a Face

    The film possesses a unique and haunting concept, the character of Christiane is tragic and resembles a feminine living ghost, and the makeup effects are still impressive for its time.

    However, these noteworthy qualities are watered down by tiresome pacing, unnecessary scenes, and inappropriate theme music. The unnecessary scenes include a character making a pointless phone call, then leaving a hospital, then exiting the gate leading to the hospital, then walking down the road leading to the hospital.

    The worst…