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  • Creep 2

    Creep 2

    ★★★

    Spooktober 2019, #10:

    Uses its concept in a much better way than before and takes a much more interesting turn compared to the pretty bland turn in the original. Mark Duplass is once again delightful and unpredictable, the sort of exploration of his character’s psyche is pretty interesting and the new main character, Sara, actually feels like a real character and not just a plot element. It’s entertaining, sometimes funny, pretty thrilling even though not scary, and interesting, which is what 2014’s Creep wasn’t.

  • Tetsuo: The Iron Man

    Tetsuo: The Iron Man

    ★★★★

    Spooktober 2019, #9:

    Visually both incredible and unsettling, disgustingly beautiful and haunting. Truly stunned by those amazing effects that didn’t age one bit. A nightmarish masterclass of directing, editing and art directing.

  • Ah, L'Amour

    Ah, L'Amour

    damn, that’s deep.

  • El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

    El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

    ★★★★½

    Paul your bias is showing

  • Suicide Club

    Suicide Club

    ★★★★

    Spooktober 2019, #8:

    Crazy, inventive, disturbing, fascinating, sometimes sad, sometimes funny, sometimes scary...
    Sion Sono handles the strange and unique tone of Suicide Club greatly, a shocking but interesting concept film with a very good execution. The story is very interesting as much as the message is alarming, especially today, with all those weird things showing up on internet, and those urban legends about suicide cases. While some effects look dated, it feels like the dated look of some suicide scenes kind of make them more impactful and strange. This opening scene in particular is really good.

  • The Hunger

    The Hunger

    ★★★★

    Spooktober 2019, #7:

    A delightful and terrifying horror film about the fear of living forever and ever alone as a blood sucker. The directing is very stylish and terrifically dynamic, Scott builds the overall intense atmosphere greatly with the help of a staggeringly flawless editing and a very remarkable and memorable score. The performances as well are pretty incredible even though I wish Bowie had more screentime in the film, yet I find his character to be well used and…

  • Zombieland: Double Tap

    Zombieland: Double Tap

    ★★★½

    Spooktober 2019, #6:

    Can be judged beforehand as completely unnecessary since the first Zombieland worked really well by itself, and to be honest it is, but Zombieland: Double Tap is actually a good surprise, even though it’s not as good as the first installment, and the majority of the flaws come from the script that is weaker than the first one. Like underwritten side characters and a very annoyingly written one who is Zoey Deutch’s character, just a stereotype who…

  • Hostel

    Hostel

    ★★★

    Spooktober 2019, #5: 

    I liked it more than I thought I would, Hostel, while heavily flawed, is better than what people make it seem to be. It starts off pretty weak, with a pretty boring first act that can turn people’s interest off, but it gets better as it goes. Develops a sense of weakness and vulnerability pretty well with the progressive deterioration of the group, making you feel uncomfortable once one of them gets alone, and the progressive appearance…

  • In the Tall Grass

    In the Tall Grass

    ★★

    Spooktober 2019, #4

    Nowadays it really feels like it’s a necessity to adapt absolutely everything Stephen King has ever written, no matter the content of the material. The premise of In the Tall Grass didn’t really get my interest in the first place, and the final result didn’t reverse my expectations. The story is so messy and the characters so uninteresting it’s really hard to not lose your interest after reaching the 30 minutes mark. After the first act, the…

  • Joker

    Joker

    ★★

    Pretty interesting ideas and some nice scenes here and there, with 20 pretty good last minutes, but it ultimately results in being a very stupid movie that doesn’t even know how to handle its confused, illogical and supposedly deep message. Desperately hides under a pretty great looking aesthetic taken from a shit ton of other movies and not from the director’s own mind, proving how Phillips is actually very transparent and doesn’t have his own voice as a filmmaker who…

  • The Ring

    The Ring

    ★★★½

    Spooktober 2019, #3:

    Verbinski’s take on Ringu, The Ring, is quite weaker than the original and less scarier than the simplistic yet extremely efficient vision of Hideo Nakata. Yet this reinterpretation still manages to be good and stands by itself pretty well. Both tone and cinematography are some of the strongest points of the film with good modern horror ideas that sadly don’t get exploited enough overall. The remake stands by itself in a way that, while the overall structure…

  • Ringu

    Ringu

    ★★★★

    Spooktober 2019, #2:

    To me one of the most efficient horror films I’ve seen with a very unique and minimalistic approach on the genre. Horror mechanics are used obviously but not as much as you could think, yet the film still manages to convey a sense of dread and builds up tension and its eerie and bleak atmosphere greatly throughout the whole film. The countdown shown up every day doesn’t seem that much important at first, but reveals itself as…