Tori has written 420 reviews for films during 2018.

  • The Hills Have Eyes

    The Hills Have Eyes

    ★★★½

    Beast said FUCK cannibal rights.

    tw/cw: blood/gore/body horror
    fire
    animal death/harm (dog, gore shown)
    cannibalism
    racist slur

  • Venom

    Venom

    ★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Unfortunately I think this suffered some for me from like... not hype per se but just seeing so much about it before I actually got to see it myself. It built my expectations a bit too much. I wanted more... actual emotional bonding I guess with them?? It felt too rushed in that respect for me but Venom is just gay and I respect that.

    I'm glad he and Anne didn't magically get back together by the end at least. Boo on the very flat villain being PoC.

    Basically Venom himself is hot and the best part of it all.

    tw/cw: body horror/blood

  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    ★★★★

    For whatever reason I feel like I was really able to appreciate this much more the second time around. Possibly with help from context given by Joe Bob Briggs.

    tw/cw: blood/gore/body horror
    cannibalism
    ableism I guess probably
    sexist language

  • Treevenge

    Treevenge

    ★★★

    Boy howdy it didn't hold back huh.

    tw/cw: blood/gore/body horror/eye scream
    child death
    sexist language

  • The Gingerdead Man

    The Gingerdead Man

    ★★

    The editing and pacing of this film is bizarre and it's not GOOD by any means but I did laugh a lot and the romance in it while str8 was weirdly cute tbh.

    tw/cw: sexist language
    couple abuse??? I guess they're not spouses
    blood/gore/body horror

  • It's a Wonderful Life

    It's a Wonderful Life

    ★★★½

    AKA damn right you better be damn grateful for your wife you wouldn't have made it without her.

    Truly though the message in this is still a real nice one. Even at your most depressed and with no self worth in you, try to hold tight to the knowledge that even your existence touches those around you and matters.

    tw/cw: suicide is discussed
    child death is also mentioned

  • Don't Open Till Christmas

    Don't Open Till Christmas

    ★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I was about the fact that this was Pieces with a bunch of men dressed as Santa being murdered rather than women, but then the two women in it who worked so hard to prevail still died and it's like. Man. Come on. Still enjoyable though, even if there's a lot of people who just stand there and let themselves get killed inexplicably.

    tw/cw: blood/gore
    nudity
    sexism

  • Sole Survivor

    Sole Survivor

    ★★★½

    Pre-Final Destination and far more serious and honestly interesting in it's concept and how it plays out. There's just something eerie about the concept that even if you somehow avoid a fated death it'll still come back to take you.

    tw/cw: drowning
    suicide/self harm (wrists)
    blood

  • The Cat Creature

    The Cat Creature

    ★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Not bad by any means but I had to dock it a half star for demonizing black cats, the grossness of a professor referring to a young woman as being like one of his students then immediately calling her beautiful and them going steady, and the fact the young woman is supposed to be a mummy from Egypt while clearly being white.

    tw/cw: blood
    suicide (off a building)

  • Arthur Christmas

    Arthur Christmas

    ★★★

    Very cute and fun with a nice message about compassion on top. I love the idea that the elves come from all around the world so they're partial to "their kids" from wherever they are.

    tw/cw: ableist language

  • One Magic Christmas

    One Magic Christmas

    ★★★

    Ginny: What am I living for, the supermarket?
    My mom: What about your husband and kids?????? I guess that's not enough for you???
    Me: She's got depression, mom.

    tw/cw: child death implied but doesn't actually happen

  • Last Woman on Earth

    Last Woman on Earth

    ★½

    Yikes @ that tagline but you know what that's a good idea of what this film was like AKA all toxic masculinity and sexism.

    tw/cw: sexism/misogyny