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  • Pet Sematary

    Pet Sematary

    ★★★★

    After seeing this movie, I assumed that the horror community was going to instantly deem it one of the best Stephen King adaptations, and so the wildly mixed reviews have been quite a surprise. The Zelda scenes are nowhere near as frightening as the original's, but in every other way it's a major improvement, especially in terms of acting. It's a suspenseful descent through unimaginable human grief and misery and so it's not the easiest film to endure, but it's…

  • Us

    Us

    ★★★★

    The first half was full of suspense, scares, and charm, but I thought the film ultimately ran out of steam at the end, mostly due to an exposition-heavy monologue and an unsatisfying ending, both of which didn't make a lick of sense to me. But I'm definitely going to watch this again soon because I can't stop thinking about it.

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  • Devil

    Devil

    ★★★

    This is a pretty solid thriller but there's one scene involving jelly on toast that's about the dumbest fucking thing I've ever seen in my whole life.

  • Freaked

    Freaked

    ★★★½

    Freaked failed to resonate with me when I first saw it 15 years ago, and it only dawned on me recently that I somehow hadn't given a film in which Randy Quaid plays a barker who runs a mutant freak farm--featuring oddities that include Bobcat Goldthwait as a human sock puppet and Mr. T as a bearded lady--a second look. It turns out that this is one of the most overlooked comedies of all time, and deserving of a far bigger cult following.