imagine a reality where all those who thought this were scary got snarfed up, we'd then be left with those who actually like intelligent horror...
That moment made me clasp my hand over my mouth and cease breathing for as many minutes as it took for the film audio to reignite as a piercing sound. I can count on one clasped hand how many times that has happened. I also bit the corner of my thumbnail to the point where I drew blood, which is also countable on the same thumb.
A single, mind-etching scene doesn't necessarily elevate a film (and Hereditary becomes openly conventional…
Vampires – as with zombies before them – have resurged in the last decade and slowly but surely worn out their welcome. It’s in this fly-on-the-wall mockumentary style that co-directors and stars Clement and Waititi have breathed new life into the otherwise floundering sub-genre. The humour here isn’t because they’re centuries old vampires, but more that they co-habit like the rest of us: arguing about cleaning dishes or leaving half-devoured body-parts in communal areas. The style lends a unique angle…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Immediately upon leaving the auditorium after seeing Jeremy Saulnier's third feature, I turned to my friends and said: "that was truly fucking horrible". Depending on your personal cinematic tastes, this is either a bad thing or a good thing. In relation to my tastes, this declaration was a very good thing indeed.
Full review at Big Face, Small Razor.