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  • Savageland

    Savageland

    Savageland fails pretty astronomically as a mockumentary and a horror film. It’s central idea of revealing the mystery behind the murders of an entire small town via 36 photographs is intriguing. The film labors through trying to present itself as a true crime doc with the most bone headed logic and unconvincing talking heads. Subtext of immigration and racism are used so casually, they come across as topical at best, dubious at worst. None of the film’s elements particularly work…

  • Mercy Black

    Mercy Black

    Blumhouse is like a modern day Charles Band, he sells bargain bin “prestige” horror for even cheaper to Netflix and Hulu as if it WEREN’T in the G O L D E N  A G E of HORROR

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  • Hereditary

    Hereditary

    ★★

    Okay A24--we're done. No more of these half-realized genre pics, technical exercise, calling cards. May Under The Skin remain the only great film you've released(okay and Spring Breakers).

    So what's wrong with Hereditary? It's cynical but not so obviously at first. The first half begins with quite an unexpected plot point and builds upon it with an eerie, grief felt, and almost at the edge of tears/laughter kind of atmosphere. It is refreshing that the film doesn't cheaply go for…

  • Halloween

    Halloween

    ★★

    Lazy, hackneyed, and devoid of any new ideas and very little interest. There is little difference between this iteration and H20 and even Halloween: Resurrection. The films are made by different crew members, but they function all the same. Why? Every character is a paper thin plot device, ready to be killed whenever they’ve accomplished the next plot beat. We are never given a single reason to care for any of these characters, outside of Laurie Strode, who within this…