Tori has written 104 reviews for films during 2021.

  • Sisters

    Sisters

    ★★★

    Grace said ACAB and she was right.

    tw/cw: blood
    racism
    sexism/misogyny
    abuse/gaslighting
    mention of child death

  • The Wolf of Snow Hollow

    The Wolf of Snow Hollow

    ★★

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

    I am truly baffled by the amount of praise this film received from horror film lovers whose opinions I appreciate. Genuinely, and truly not trying to be mean in any way, I can't wrap my head around what there is to enjoy.

    While I will absolutely acknowledge that timing is a factor, as having incompetence sited as the reason a white woman cop murdered a 20 year old Black man rather than supposedly taser him as intended makes it hard…

  • Bride of Chucky

    Bride of Chucky

    ★★★½

    Jennifer Tilly/Tiffany ma'am I love you......

    tw/cw: blood/gore
    ableist language

  • The Swerve

    The Swerve

    ★★★

    A film that is slowly suffocating, as our protagonist is as well. It's a rough one, but very well done.

    tw/cw: child death
    suicide
    blood
    pedophilia/statutory rape
    animal death (mouse)
    fatphobia

  • Island of Terror

    Island of Terror

    ★★½

    Cushing and the little blobby creatures are the best parts of this and basically make it worth watching, but the leading man going to, I think, kill the leading lady to spare her (???) before stopping at the last second was like...... maybe ask first damn.

    tw/cw: Nothing really aside from epilepsy warning at the very end, and sexism type stuff

  • Spontaneous

    Spontaneous

    ★★★½

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

    This film blended several different genres all into one film seamlessly, making something completely unique. The chemistry between Dylan and Mara feels so genuine and sweet, and really grounds the film along with a dedication to making all the kids in it feel very much like real kids dealing with tragedy that they can't fathom. I feel like it may have accidentally hit something resonant with what it must be like to be a teen right now dealing with a…

  • Vamp

    Vamp

    ★★½

    Grace Jones deserved more time/some actually dialogue, but I guess her vibe was pretty cool still all the same. It's kind of a hot mess but in a fun way mostly, with some bonkers great green and pink lighting. It really could've ended at the first tease though.

    tw/cw: blood
    nudity

  • Concrete Cowboy

    Concrete Cowboy

    ★★★★

    Lovely, and an excellent cast.

    tw/cw: ableist language

  • Hand of Death

    Hand of Death

    ★★½

    This film had it's protag accidentally kill the one PoC in it by accident but then have the knee jerk reaction of setting the place on fire and running, and then a special effects department that went with blackface to make him "scary" so uh.... woof.

    tw/cw: N/A aside from the blackface except maybe some general sexism

  • Skylines

    Skylines

    ★★½

    I'm here for Trent and Trent ONLY.

    I'll be real and say I was not paying attention enough to fully retain the plot but aliens cool lighting good. Lindsey Morgan's arms..... also good.

    tw/cw: epilepsy warning
    blood/gore

  • Critters 2

    Critters 2

    ★★½

    This kept coming up as a great Easter horror film, and people were in fact right. I had a fun time, though the ending was a bit long and just ???????.

    tw/cw: animal death (dog)
    blood/gore
    nudity

  • From a Whisper to a Scream

    From a Whisper to a Scream

    ★★★

    Overall this is an exceptionally solid horror anthology, even if I have some issues with the last two. I could've done without the 'evil voodoo queen Black woman~' and then the last one was so back and forth, I guess maybe the point was no side in the Civil War had purely good people but it still feels like the Confederates were made out to be more sympathetic ultimately?? Idk. I enjoyed it though, ultimately. Maybe I'm a sucker for Vincent Price and implied murder lesbians.

    tw/cw: sexual assault/necrophilia
    blood/gore/body horror
    pedophilia
    cannibalism
    child death