Tori has written 144 reviews for films rated ★★★ during 2020.

  • Unfriended: Dark Web

    Unfriended: Dark Web

    ★★★

    There's gay ladies including a Black woman, there's a disabled/deaf woman, and the more grounded reality angle that this one took gave me the heebie jeebies.

    tw/cw: suicide sort of
    blood/gore

  • Vamps

    Vamps

    ★★★

    It's Clueless but with vampires, including Sigourney Weaver as a hot one, and Dan Stevens is also there. Aside from a few eh gross jokes here and there, it was fun.

    tw/cw: Vague racism ""jokes""
    Blood

  • We Can Be Heroes

    We Can Be Heroes

    ★★★

    This was real damn adorable and fun. I hope this will be what Spy Kids was to me to a new set of kiddos.

    tw/cw: epilepsy warning probably?

  • Alien Xmas

    Alien Xmas

    ★★★

    Everything about this was adorable, it felt very much like the old Rankin Bass specials.

    tw/cw: NA

  • Frankenstein Created Woman

    Frankenstein Created Woman

    ★★★

    AKA Christina and her two doctor dads.

    I do wish that her new dads hadn't made her beautiful~ by removing her facial scaring and disability because the message that sends is a shitty one, but overall this take was really interesting. Cushing is hot as always, but the ending made me lose it. Something about the abruptness of it and then Frankenstein just dejectedly walking away while the credits rolled.

    tw/cw: suicide
    blood
    ableism

  • A Creepshow Holiday Special

    A Creepshow Holiday Special

    ★★★

    This was extremely fun, I really enjoyed how bonkers they went with it.

    tw/cw: racist slurs (when will we stop fucking using the word g*psy)

  • Letters to Satan Claus

    Letters to Satan Claus

    ★★★

    This is like taking the concept from a Hallmark Christmas movie and slamming it together with horror/slasher-y kills based around the holiday, all led by a messy and imperfect lead woman, so I loved it.

    Also I'm here for tits out Satan!!

    tw/cw: blood/gore

  • Mania

    Mania

    ★★★

    I was pleasantly surprised by how solid this horror anthology was overall. Even the ones I enjoyed the least weren't bad really. The best is absolutely the second one, The Intruder.

    tw/cw: animal harm/blood
    blood/gore

  • Slay Belles

    Slay Belles

    ★★★

    Honestly I don't know why this isn't higher rated, aside from people just not being into fun films. No it's not perfect or the most polished, but you can tell everyone who worked on it had fun and really gave it their all, and honestly there's a lot of creative and goofy enjoyable ideas packed in too. I could see a film like this winding up gross in being overly sexualizing or having some jokes that are shitty, but this…

  • Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- The Frozen Bond

    Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- The Frozen Bond

    ★★★

    Very pretty, and nice to see Emilia holding her own as the protag for a while. Her and Puck are cuties.

    tw/cw: It's been a while since I saw this uhhhh probably blood/gore

  • Castle Freak

    Castle Freak

    ★★★

    I appreciate how many new concepts were brought into this reboot while still retaining ones from the original to mix them into something new enough to make remaking it worthwhile, while still having that connective tissue to the original. I liked a lot of what this one had to offer, and while I have nit picky issues with things like the only PoC being assholes and fodder to be killed, it's also hard to say the original is any better in that regard, etc.

    Overall, I enjoyed it a lot, and that tease at the end has me......... curious.

    tw/cw: incest/rape/sexual assault
    nudity
    blood/gore/body horror

  • Archive

    Archive

    ★★★

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

    This film made me so fucking sad about robots/AI. God. George is the most selfish bitch!! Even with the twist at the end that's still the case. >:(

    tw/cw: suicide themes