Brett Petersel

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Favorite films

  • Nightbreed
  • The Collector
  • The Running Man
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  • Madame Web

  • Stranger in the Woods

    ★★★

  • Camp Pleasant Lake

  • Hostel

    ★★★★★

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  • Nightbreed

    Nightbreed

    ★★★★★

    Over thirty years ago, I was introduced to Clive Barker's Nightbreed on opening day at a small movie theater on Long Island. Because I was too young to go alone (and I needed a ride), my mother accompanied me, resulting in us being the only two people there. When you go into a theater, you expect to be taken away to a magical place for a short period of time, which is exactly what this film did.

    I had already…

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  • Madame Web

    Madame Web

    From the beginning to end, I sat in my seat, cringing at the fact that such a big, expensive film was allowed to be made. At the time of this review, the rating on Letterboxd is a 1.6, and I don't understand why it's not lower.

    I don't know if it was the acting from every single person in this film, especially Dakota Johnson, who appeared confused throughout, or the Final Destination-like, CGI-heavy dream sequences that dragged it through. Of…

  • Better Off Dead...

    Better Off Dead...

    ★★★★★

    There's no doubt that any film from the 80s starring John Cusack is a classic. Better Off Dead ranks high on the list (after the incredible Say Anything, maybe One Crazy Summer), due to its weird humor, character cast, and an animated hamburger dancing to Van Halen.

    (Originally published on LG OLED's Letterboxd)

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  • No Way Up

    No Way Up

    "This is the worst day ever. I can't even leave a shitty review."

    But I can.

    Unlikeable characters and a kid who suddenly knows everything about sharks contribute to the many things wrong with this film.

  • V/H/S/85

    V/H/S/85

    ★★★

    The sixth installment in the V/H/S franchise was... interesting. While it's hard to compare it to the other installments (the first three could've taken place at any time, while these last three were attached to specific years, which you can tell by the "quality" of the tapes and technology), it still delivers.

    I'm glad Shudder took this franchise under its wings as we've received three new films in three years, a gift for us all. As usual, there's great talent…