A nyc gay with medium movie opinions. 🍅 Rotten Tomatoes-approved critic. OFCS. Dorian Awards voter.
When horror is done right, terrifying, heart-stopping horror, it grabs every one of your senses and makes you hyper-aware of all of them. It lays in wait, biding its time and revealing just enough throughout until the story comes crashing together at the end. It has a grounding in something real and human so that the horror feels even more imminent. Considering that definition, it's not an exaggeration to say that Hereditary is horror done perfectly.
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Don't worry, Sam Raimi fans. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness fully goes horror—jump scares, body horror, a smattering of diabolical kills and all. It's an MCU movie but has Raimi's creepy groovy campy deranged DNA all over it. Start the Elizabeth Olsen Oscar campaign. It's messy, uneven, and ridiculous but also may have made a play to be my favorite MCU movie of all time.
Nope is Jordan Peele’s Jaws. A chopped, screwed, and depraved homage to the summer blockbuster with references to Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones, Twister, War of the Worlds, and of course Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
There are some stunning anxiety-inducing, white-knuckled suspense pieces that had my heart racing. It will be polarizing as said, but it got me. Keke Palmer is easily MVP.