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  • Trick or Treaters

    Trick or Treaters

    ★★★★

    The story has only a marginal connection to its title, but it's beautifully stylized and genuinely impressive.

  • Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers

    Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers

    ★★★½

    This review is specifically for the Producer’s Cut of the film. I’d rate the theatrical cut 2 out of 5.

    The alternate cut is dramatically different and, in my opinion, a superior vision for the story.

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  • The Cloverfield Paradox

    The Cloverfield Paradox

    ★★★★

    It’s not perfect. The characterization is truncated and the pacing is too frenetic at times. But it’s got more to offer than the initial consensus would lead you to believe.

    I’m convinced that at least half of the negative criticism is due to people expecting 11 Cloverfield Lane.

  • Under the Shadow

    Under the Shadow

    ★★★★½

    What a compelling story. I can't recall a horror story ever set amidst the civilian perspective of a war torn country, but the effect (at least in this case) is profound. As a fright fest, it has all the appropriate tension and jumps, but it's also anchored by a poignant performance from Narges Rashidi as a wife and mother at the end of her rope, struggling with a world that is crumbling around her (along with most of her personal…