Amélie Poulain

Amélie Poulain


Lurking behind you with raspberry tipped fingers like a whimsical fruit themed Freddy Krueger

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  • The Haunting of Bly Manor

    The Haunting of Bly Manor


    When the narrator is told that this is not a ghost story, it’s a love story, that’s correct. The relationships between the characters take center stage. Mike Flanagan retells Henry James’ Turn of the Screw with some extra ghosts thrown in. Where as Hill House was more in-your-face terror, Bly is more gothic romance. Things go bump but it is the story between characters, not the (few) scares, that drives the film. There are a handful of effective jump scares but…

  • Lake Placid 2

    Lake Placid 2


    Hooptober7.0 #47 (second film in a series) Back at Lake Placid (no, the other one in Maine) a sudden increase in missing persons in the area brings a Sheriff and various assorted characters out who discover multiple crocs this time!

    Just some good ol’ crocs/chewing on people’s arms/Eats all you ever saw, been in trouble with the law/ since the day they were born. Gobbling some kids/flattening a plane/someday the lake might get them but the law never will. Making…

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  • The Thing

    The Thing


    A group of American scientists in a remote arctic outpost accidentally allow a creature into their midst who can mimic any other living thing perfectly. The tension and paranoia rapidly escalates within the camp leading to factions and violence between the all male staff. Though this film was released in 1982, the writing, acting, and practical special effects still hold up. This movie is a classic for a reason.

  • The Lighthouse

    The Lighthouse


    The horrific true story that The Lighthouse (2019) is loosely based on. In 1801, two men of opposing temperaments who had a history of disagreements, relieved the previous keepers of Smalls Lighthouse, a difficult and inhospitable lighthouse off the coast of Wales. Due to severe storms, their replacements were unable to relieve them for quite some time. When help finally arrived, they were met with a gruesome sight that resulted in a change in lighthouse regulations which lasted until automation…