Benito Cereno

Benito Cereno

Comics person, freelance classicist, Christmas enthusiast

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  • Final Destination 5

    Final Destination 5

    ★★★★

    If the measure of quality of these movies is how well executed and elaborate the death sequences are (it is), this is a really good one, probably my second favorite after 2. The LASIK sequence is buck ass wild

  • The Witches

    The Witches

    ★★★★

    Rewatch because my wife had never seen it and wanted to do a double feature with Hocus Pocus

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  • Hereditary

    Hereditary

    ★★★★★

    I loved the shit out of this movie despite the rest of the audience in the theater doing their best to make me walk out.

    Two dudes right behind me giving running commentary for the film’s entire run time, people clicking their tongues at basically all times because it’s...funny (?)? Then when the movie was over, I could hear the groans of confusion. No shit, it turns out if you talk through a whole movie, the ending might not make…

  • House of Usher

    House of Usher

    ★★★★

    Vincent Price at max goth glam with bleached blond hair, no mustache, ruffled shirt, glossy lips

    Matheson’s adjustments to the story changing it from one of congenital melancholy and familial decadence into something more cinematic—namely changing Roderick from pathetic to sinister—are successful imo

    Corman-Poe-Matheson-Price is a heavyweight team