my, have I ever been waiting for this thing to hit streaming. I think that we are all going to have feelings about what they chose to highlight versus what was left out, myself included, but ultimately it was still a ton of fun to watch for me. I just, selfishly, wanted even more..
while I can’t say I loved this, I still found it to be quite charming. maybe it was the low budg aesthetic and the awful acting, or maybe it was that these characters kiiiind of got what was coming to them given those harsh bullying antics. who knows. but what I do know is many of the kills were out of hand in the best way, and I was really feeling that some of the bodies ended up looking like…
honestly, wow. not only was this a fun watch, I had no idea it had so much to say about race and class. hearing that asshole manically yell, “burn in hell for getting free, and burn in hell for showing the way!” sent a chill down my spine. oof. that’s right, you get free and leave that path!
the acting was great, characters were incredibly likable, the house with its hidden spots and maze-like skeleton were sufficiently spooky, the tonal shifts between deranged and humor/adventure worked for me, and the whole plot and the way it wrapped up was really satisfying.
here I go again! continuing on with this franchise after a few months of a break. I had seen the original many moons ago, but hadn’t delved into the others until earlier this year, and it’s been a wild trip. I went into this one with an open mind, knowing opinions are pretty split. and truth be told, I couldn’t quite get into it...until that last half hour hit.
during the first two acts I kept thinking: well, respect that…