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  • M

    M

    ★★★★½

    Nosferatu stripped of the comforting distance of metaphor. Beckert shares Count Orlok's rat-like mannerisms and hollow, hungry expression, but instead of a ghostly pallor his face is covered in flop sweat. Beckert's hands are gnarled into hideous claws much like Orlok's, but they're also pudgy and soft. Beckert approaches his victims not in eerie silence under nightmarish Expressionist shadows, but in broad daylight, whistling a popular tune.

    In other words this monster, like all real monsters, is also a human…

  • Hi Stranger

    Hi Stranger

    I am totally on board with this New New Sincerity earnestness kick everyone's been on since the election if this is what it's going to look like.

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  • Rope

    Rope

    ★★★★

    We only ever see the "S" on that huge blinking neon sign outside but I'm pretty sure the rest of it reads "-U-B-T-E-X-T."

  • Stalker

    Stalker

    ★★★★

    Like The Wizard of Oz but with existential dread instead of flying monkeys. Still not sure which is more terrifying.