Ultra cheesy and very flat movie of perhaps Stephen King's most upsetting novel. There isn't a decent performance in the thing, even the cat is bad.
Really enjoyed Jonas Akerlund's Lords of Chaos, ostensibly the film is about the founding of the band Mayhem, and the Norwegian black metal scene. However, what its really about is male friendship, grief, and the horrifying results of toxic masculinity in thrall to a potent stew of bad ideas, petty jealousy, and one-upmanship.
Superb lead performances from Rory Culkin and Emory Cohen. And a terrific supporting performance from Jack Kilmer that isnt getting talked about enough. Gorgeously photographed. And Akerlund…
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Despite the fact that this film is very well made and acted, I can't think of a British horror film I detest more from the last few years (I haven't seen Zombie Women of Satan). My reason for loathing it is purely political, I don't think I can think of a film that demonises the working class so completely. Every single working class person in the film is a scumbag. This is a bullshit middle class nightmare, and it's no wonder the Daily Mail gave it a five star review.