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  • Ditch Party

    Ditch Party

    ★½

    I remember seeing a clip of the Cinestate guy whining that liberal Hollywood wouldn't let them make a school shooting thriller. This sucked ass but these guys got it done. Not sure what their problem is.

  • ClownTown

    ClownTown

    ★½

    The scary twisted clown thing is probably the cornies aesthetic in horror but the title "ClownTown" does succeed in building one's anticipation for a town of clowns. Unfortunately there are five clowns in this movie at most. It feels like it was inspired and performed by the staff of a county fairground haunted house and that's sort of charming but the relative lack of clowns is very disappointing.

  • The Florida Project

    The Florida Project

    ★★★★

    Watched this on a shitty TV in my living room and it still felt like The Florida Project: The 4DX Experience. Very vividly delivers the sort of deep, soggy ache that just radiates from some parts of Central Florida.

  • Can't Take It Back

    Can't Take It Back

    ★½

    Shudder has a nice eclectic selection so it only makes sense that the Netflix/Redbox tier "Facebook/your phone is haunted" kind of thing would be represented.

  • (My) Truth: The Rape of 2 Coreys

    (My) Truth: The Rape of 2 Coreys

    There's a bit in this where some sycophant that wanted to make movies with these guys wistfully remembered a late-in-life Corey Haim handing him a treatment for License to Drive 2 he'd written. He says the spelling and grammar were just unbelievably bad but more importantly the treatment was wonderful. A lot more grim that it intended to be.

  • City of the Living Dead

    City of the Living Dead

    ★★★½

    Big takeaways from this week are that selfishness is closer to the center of American identity than I knew and I like Lucio Fulci way more than I thought I did

  • The House by the Cemetery

    The House by the Cemetery

    ★★★

    Been driving myself crazy all day trying to place who exactly it is that Bob looks like. Just realized it's the monster from Nightbeast.

  • The Beyond

    The Beyond

    ★★★½

    Completely full of uncanny, grostesque images and events but the thing that's really sticking with me this time is one character telling another "Have a happy lunch." Have a happy lunch. Have a happy lunch.

  • Captain Marvel

    Captain Marvel

    ★★

    It's cool how there was a whole battle in the culture war over what is just a supremely dull movie. Annette Benning has a real "I guess I have to do one of these" kind of energy that doesn't make the movie any better but does make me like her that much more.

  • Fantasy Island

    Fantasy Island

    ★½

    Definitely one of the dumbest movie-going experiences of my adult life. That might not have been a problem if it weren't 110 minutes but it is so it was. Also maybe the worst thing I've seen from Blumhouse. Real bad.

  • Gretel & Hansel

    Gretel & Hansel

    ★★★½

    Old witch, don't read this
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    Young witch...hello

  • Doom: Annihilation

    Doom: Annihilation

    ★★½

    Not good, even in such a way as a straight to video Doom could be good, but emits an extremely powerful 2007 energy that I really appreciated. Very vivid memories of checking out anything even tangentially "horror" from Hollywood Video.