Malignant ★★★★★

It’s quite surreal to be able to casually stroll into a local multiplex and watch something as gloriously unhinged and lovingly crafted as Malignant. James Wan’s ode to genre cinema is his twisted horror masterpiece: a cinematic work that is not only startlingly aware of its genre-specific features, but one that harkens back to its incredibly diverse horror roots. Not since Rob Zombie have we seen a filmmaker so inclined to revere the genre’s most virulently, unfairly maligned sensibilities and gaudy splashes of extreme gore, while forging an earnest homage to the vast expanse of horror cinema. Spine-chilling, playful, and utterly beautiful — studio horror hasn’t been this inventive in years.

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