Evan Benner

Freelance copywriter by day & night. Horror/Sci-fi/Indie takes precedence, for better or worst! 🏳️‍🌈

Favorite films

  • Annihilation
  • Tetsuo: The Iron Man
  • Pan's Labyrinth
  • 28 Days Later

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  • The Sorrows of Satan

  • She-Devil

    ★★★½

  • The Righteous

    ★★★½

  • Popcorn

    ★★★

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  • The Sorrows of Satan

    The Sorrows of Satan

    HoopTober X watch #4 is a silent Faustian drama a la D.W. Griffith. Starts tight, then swings wide before its Hollywood ending. A bit hard to maintain focus, but I mostly sought it out for the scene used on Bauhaus's cover art for their debut single Bela Lugosi's Dead.

  • Captain Clegg

    Captain Clegg

    ★★★½

    After a surprisingly swashbuckling start in which the titular pirate sentences a wayward crew member to mutilation and exile, we find ourselves quickly transported to a later time in more familiar Hammer Horror territory—a small rural town in the foggy embrace of a hazardous marsh.

    But treacherous terrain is not the only danger that lies await for the unwary. Local legend says a band of glowing marsh phantoms haunts the region around Dymchurch.

    The town's secrecy comes under immense scrutiny…

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  • Color Out of Space

    Color Out of Space

    ★★★½

    This is my first selection for HoopTober 7.0.

    Richard Stanley's Color Out of Space draws on some quality influences. The Blob, The Thing, and Mandy come to mind. It does these all justice.

    I'd been super eager to see this ever since it was first teased but didn't make it out for the limited theater run. Got extra excited when it was announced for Shudder streaming, so these past two weeks have been a practice in patience to save this…

  • Funny Games

    Funny Games

    HoopTober watch #3 is a total barrage of punches to the gut.

    Unerringly unpleasant.