• Nekromantik



    Ah. Nekromantik. It’s everything I expected it to be and not quite so. It’s wrong, dirty, and simply revolting, yet… I was moved? I’m wondering what is wrong with me but yes. I’m surprised to have found some beauty in such a film, but the different montages with the soapy music were just perfect. Not for everyone, and I’m still not sure what it was all about, but man. What a trip. And that final scene sure is something.

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  • Crimes of the Future

    Crimes of the Future


    I'm fascinated by this future that Corenenberg presents. This idea of human evolution is brilliant and such an interesting concept. I feel you could create an entire series of movies set in that precise universe and they would each tackle something interesting. I love it. As for the film itself, there's a lot to love. You got the organic and analog technology Cronenberg loves so much. Then some body horror, of course. Granted, it’s not the most gruesome one, but…

  • The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears

    The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears


    I was dreading this one after reading a little about it and, well it was basically what I thought it was going to be. Some sort of loose narrative paired with hallucinatory visions which much means something… but what? Hell if I know. Those kinds of films simply aren’t made for me. I like the surreal and when you don’t get an explanation, but this is too much for me to handle. I ended up just completely disconnecting from it…

  • Maryuu Senki

    Maryuu Senki


    That was rough. I thought I would look cool and watch an unknown animated film and that it would be a hidden masterpiece. It wasn’t. The first problem here is that it’s only barely 90 minutes and it has so much to explain. Jesus Christ. You could make a fucking Wiki with all that lore. You don’t get time to breathe cause you are always learning something or trying to remember what was just told. And that lore isn’t that…

  • The Curse of Frankenstein

    The Curse of Frankenstein


    Maybe Frankenstein and I don’t mesh well together? I remember watching James Whale’s films and while I found them good, I can’t say I was incredibly entertained or impressed. This one was even less entertaining now that I think about it. It’s strange. Like the man Peter Cushing is there and, of course, he’s great. But otherwise, it just feels somewhat flat? It’s not that long, but some scenes seem to drag. I also feel that Christopher Lee is somewhat…

  • Hercules in the Haunted World

    Hercules in the Haunted World


    Mario Bava’s a fucking wizard. This movie is stunning. Bava plays with the colors and the lighting like the master he is. The result is mesmerizing. I didn’t expect to be struck by the film’s cinematography and composition. Sadly, there’s not much else in there. I haven’t really seen any peplum so I’m pretty unfamiliar with the genre, but it’s pretty much what I expected it to be except, more boring. There’s not much going on in there. Lots of…

  • The Town That Dreaded Sundown

    The Town That Dreaded Sundown


    This was much better than I anticipated. Sadly, some of the specific directors for this challenge have been quite disappointing. So I was kind of dreading (I know...) this one. In the end, it was pretty solid. I had no idea this was actually based on real killings so it might have helped make the whole thing more interesting. It’s not flashy in any way, but I feel that it delivers what it sells. The execution is, overall, pretty good…

  • Perfect Blue

    Perfect Blue


    This remains fantastic. A complete mind screw in which nothing is as it seems. Reality blends with fiction while we slowly follow Mima throughout this spiral of insanity in which we start to question her identity; and the nature of her own reality. Is she the real Mima? Is there really a stalker? Is she losing her mind or is it all a dream? Satoshi Kon’s Perfect Blue will forever be a masterpiece in the study of fame, public image,…

  • Tremors



    It just didn't manage to hook me I guess. Like the special effects are top notch and the monsters are pretty gross, I liked that, but I never felt that invested in the story overall. I do appreciate how it didn't take an eternity before it got started. Some of those movies have this trend of waiting forever before unleashing the monster; not this one and it works in its favor. But yeah, I don't have much else to say. I do understand why so many really enjoy it though; it just didn't work that well with me sadly.

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  • Ants



    Ants is lame. In a way, it feels somewhat wrong to rate this lower than that useless The Birds sequel, yet I can’t help, but compare the two. If you ignore that one is a sequel to an iconic film, both are quite similar. We have TV movies dealing with animals or insects wreaking havoc on people. The difference? The ants in this film are boring. They only bite people and that’s it. Excuse me? No gore? No ants crawling…

  • Wolf Guy

    Wolf Guy


    This was a weird one. It’s like a genre mashup. You have a crime movie in there, a little bit of martial-art flick, then it goes full-on sci-fi with laboratories or whatnot and then veers into the fantasy with a teaspoon of horror. Honestly, it’s kind of exhausting. It seems like the pace is constantly changing because of these genre shifts. One moment it’s so damn slow and then hell breaks loose and the main guy is fighting a bunch…

  • What Have You Done to Solange?

    What Have You Done to Solange?


    This is a killer title. Even more so considering that the name Solange isn’t mentioned once during the first hour. As for the film? It’s your typical giallo. Young girls getting killed by someone wearing gloves in some disturbing way. And that’s it? I mean except for a little twist quite early in the film I didn’t feel like it stood out from the other giallos of that time. The kills are essentially always the same, the mystery is intriguing,…