Derrick Carter

Derrick Carter

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Born on Disney films, raised on horror films, and grew to love cinema in general.

Favorite films

  • Cloud Atlas
  • The Shining
  • GoodFellas
  • Office Space

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  • Squid Game

    ★★★★½

  • The Many Saints of Newark

    ★★★½

  • House of Wax

    ★★★½

  • The Mummy

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  • Squid Game

    Squid Game

    ★★★★½

    Been slowly getting through this for the last week and a half, though I imagine it's great as a binge show too.

    This is a near perfect series. It balances out tension, great characters, social commentary, humor, and over-the-top violence throughout its nine epjsodes.

    The only things keeping it from 5 stars is two episodes that slightly drag (episode 2 and episode 9 to be specific) and one subplot that ends rather anti-climactically.

    Other than those slight faults, it's a brilliant show that way too many people can relate to...and what does that say about the current state of the world?

  • The Many Saints of Newark

    The Many Saints of Newark

    ★★★½

    I watched this Sopranos prequel as someone who has never watched The Sopranos. I can say that it's definitely not what I was expecting and that isn't necessarily a bad thing, but it has flaws (notably with the lack of a cohesive storyline).

    I was expecting a Goodfellas-type crime saga. Instead, this prequel almost plays out like A Bronx Tale...but with a different outcome and an entire acclaimed TV series following that outcome.

    I enjoyed the period atmosphere, the performances,…

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  • Nocturne

    Nocturne

    ★★★★

    100 Horror Movies in 92 Days Challenge: Movie #82

    This flick works far better as a psychological headtrip about one person making life-altering sacrifices to get ahead in a notoriously cutthroat industry rather than a cliched supernatural witchcraft flick.

    However, the shades of witchcraft make a dark tale even darker. This was good (though noticeably cliche) stuff. Some cliches still work well for a reason, because they're effective storytelling plot points.

  • S&Man

    S&Man

    ★★★½

    100 Horror Movies in 92 Days Challenge: Movie #86

    This film starts as a very interesting documentary about extreme underground horror movies and then shifts into a familiar found footage horror flick.

    It's intriguing enough with a great premise that never really reaches its full potential.

    I'm glad the director went on to make The Burrowers (great underrated horror western) and write the Outlast game series. Good for him!