• Sinister

    Sinister

    ★★½

    Music is fantastic. The story starts off on a solid note and then turns this into the most generic and least scary movie I've seen all spooky season. Adams Family included.

  • Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

    Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

    I don’t have much to add with a review.  This is exactly what you expect.  If you see a review claiming this is funnier than the first film, you are being misled.  It’s the EXACT same joke, which, 14(?) years later is still kinda funny.  It’s just that...we get it.  We got it in 2006 and laughed our asses off.  

    I don’t want to totally shit on this movie because I think it was a great idea to make…

  • Black Christmas

    Black Christmas

    ★★★★★

    FINALLY got around to watching this one as part of my watch through of the Criterion Horror collection.

    Gotta say I don't feel like this a great "spooky season" movie. Obviously this is geared towards Christmas (duh) but a lot of the Christmas / Halloween movies transition pretty well. This is a film that asks to be watched after Christmas lights are up. After you're in the Christmas spirit. This movie wants to come in and SHATTER all your good…

  • Dead of Night

    Dead of Night

    ★★★½

    Super glad this was part of my Criterion 70s Horror marathon, a little surprised this doesn't have a bigger cult following (or maybe it does and I'm just oblivious).

    A movie that's smart, scary, disturbing and still manages to squeeze in a powerful commentary on society.

  • Kiki's Delivery Service

    Kiki's Delivery Service

    ★★½

    Major points for giving me Pokemon Blue-era nostalgia vibes out of nowhere.

    Points deducted for not having enough cool witch magic and outfits.

  • Coma

    Coma

    ★★

    Continuing on my exploration through the Criterion 70s horror collection...

    The 70s are just so hit or miss, even within films themselves. Certain things work really well in this movie. Other things are just laughably bad. It was to be expected but the title of this movie, the poster, and every image associated with it on this site is a spoiler. Like last 15 minutes of the movie spoiler.

    I can't say it really affected my enjoyment of the movie that much. I couldn't get around the terrible acting anyways.

  • Let's Scare Jessica to Death

    Let's Scare Jessica to Death

    ★★★★

    I'm assuming this is gaining so much traction since it was recently added to the Criterion Channel?

    Fuck yeah Criterion. Keep adding weird shit like this. I need more confusing one offs in my life.

  • Frankenweenie

    Frankenweenie

    ★★½

    Milquetoast Tim Burton.

  • Frankenweenie

    Frankenweenie

    ★★★

    A smart short that demands a longer runtime.

  • Beware! The Blob

    Beware! The Blob

    ½

    Aside from the excellent soundtrack and a couple fun moments, this is about as boring as horror gets. They use camp to little effect. Had this been campier, scarier, gorier, or just MORE of anything, in ANY direction it would have had a chance at success.

    Instead it rides down the middle of a bunch of different tropes and ends up being hard to finish.

    "Beware! This Movie is Bad"

  • The Crazies

    The Crazies

    ★★½

    Thought I was jumping into another Romero classic but This was a mediocre at best, extremely forgettable outing. I was planning on ripping through the entire '70s Horror collection just released by Criterion. But now I'm questioning that decision.

  • Hubie Halloween

    Hubie Halloween

    ★★½

    So the recent Happy Madison films have been atrocious to say the least. But somehow Hubie works. I can't quite put my finger on it. Like seemingly everyone else on Letterboxd, I'm a sucker for Halloween movies so I'm sure that played some part...but this is the first time in a while that I didn't feel exhausted at the end of a Sandler movie (Uncut Gems included, although that was exhausting for different reasons).

    I honestly just think it was…