Malignant ★★★★

Bonkers fun. I absolutely love when horror is just a wild fun time like this instead of making me feel like I'm watching a snuff film or my immortal soul is in danger.

My first James Wan horror movie so maybe this is nothing revelatory, but I just love the way he frames things when we don't know what's going on yet. Every single shot feels like it's a setup for something scary to happen, keeps you constantly on your toes. This looks so good, the mood and the sets are so full of horror movie life. Somehow feels like an extremely schlocky b-movie and a thrilling full-bodied horror completely simultaneously*. Real fun time.

*(there's probably a wink-wink in there somewhere, being in a review for this in particular, but I don't feel like a spoiler tag so if you get it you get it)

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