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  • Messiah of Evil

    Messiah of Evil

    ★★★★★

    The plot, what little there is of one, is very Lovecraftian - endless flight through a seaside town, followers of an obscure sect pursuing you even in your sleep, locked up safe in your motel. But there's an overriding voice that is reminiscent of Shirley Jackson - events taking on intimate, sinister undertones that echo and echo through claustrophobic domesticity just starting to sprawl out into a post-war infinity.

    Here, we arrive at that same gas station twenty some odd…

  • Critters

    Critters

    ★★★★★

    So...this may sound like midlife crisis crazy talk, but I've had it with here/where my life is at right now, and so I've come to a very important decision on where my journey is taking me:

    Grovers Bend, Kansas.

    I am serious. It looks amazing. I want E.T's mom to be my mom. I wouldn't even mind having to live on a farm because I would have an awkward Billy Zane to tell me about what life is like in…

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  • The Other Lamb

    The Other Lamb

    ★★★★★

    Really all he said was to NOT go and get one of those awful Vidal Sassoon geometric haircuts so what does she do??? Go and get one of those awful haircuts!! This is bullshit!! Gonna start my own cult where women don't just go around chopping off their hair (if anyone chops off anyone's hair, it's gonna be me, as a punishment for them aging) and no one even thinks to say to the other wives: 'And what is UP…

  • Kalifornia

    Kalifornia

    ★★★

    Still seems to lack any real insight, though I think it really tries. Circumstances and abuse are lightly treated, the line between us and them ... still find it odd that Michelle Forbes's character simply dislikes their ride share for what seems like a needlessly long time whilst it's implied she is far too privileged to perceive any possible danger. Maybe she wasn't brought up on movies like these where you always know the man who doesn't like you and…

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  • The Seventh Victim

    The Seventh Victim

    ★★★★★

    Pre-60s horror Tuesdays:

    The main character Jacqueline (who still feels like the main character despite being onscreen very little and only showing up about a third of the way thru this) reveals a dangerous secret to her psychiatrist. Back then, gayness was a mental disorder called 'homesexuality' and (especially if you were female, but this assumption is purely based on the statistical likelihood of being considered the legal property of others more often than men were) you could be forcibly…

  • Alien

    Alien

    ★★★★★

    There are a lot of horror movies I just watch, either for fun or to unwind. This is not one of them. A lot of horrors will quickly move through a group leaving only one survivor, yet every kill relieves a bit of tension. It helps that in a lot of the movies I watch, the kills are brief, sometimes nearly instantaneous. The camera moves quickly from kill shot to a blank, unseeing stare. It's over now, for that victim.…