The ultimate tropical undead jam. 91 minutes of Fulci travel log mixed with iconic grotesque gutmunching synched to the metronomic soundwaves of tribal beats and pulsating Fabio Frizzi, as Fulci immediately drops us into a Voodoo Undead Nightmare—filled with sinewy flesh ripping, shark fighting, headshot hospital deaths, Molotov cocktails, THE eye gouge of the century, throat shredding, and rising conquistadors... slow boiled before overflowing with a cataclysmic non stop chaotic armageddon final act as the world goes down like a…
Sergio Martino’s psychosexual satanic panic rural psychedelic whirlwind of a hallucinogenic gothic giallo—occupied by sex blood orgy cults, nefarious blue eyed stalkers, numerous red herrings, fingernails that look like evil death talons, and the lacerated psyche of an unreliable narrator.
Equal parts kaleidoscopic surreal dream and phantasmagorical nightmare logic, All the Colors of the Dark Initially opens with bizarro grotesque dreams and the mystery of the psychological trauma surrounding them before spiralling into psychedelic supernatural horror satanic cult jam where…
Someone recently asked me (in a very weird “how do you do, fellow kids?” way) if I preferred Critters, Ghoulies, Gremlins, or Hobgoblins. I easily replied “ALL” because there is simply nothing more I’d rather watch than a hodgepodge of said beings murdering Easter bunnies, mean old hags, carnival attendees, or security guards as they decimate the planet.
Also, this movie is my fav crit(erion)ters movie, more fun than its predecessor, and absolutely worth the 4 and a half stars I’m rating it—I won’t hear anything otherwise!
I popped this this because I’m super stoked for all the new full moon jams coming out over the next year!!!! This one features a gas station attendant named Tank who also happens to carve wood and have crazy wet dreams where his legs are Puppet gears. David DeCoteau definitely does what David DeCoteau does best <3 plus he goes pretty dark towards the end which I’m always a fan of. I don’t care what anyone says.. these movies are fucking fun.
There’s a lot to unpack here, and I’ll start of by saying my immediate reaction walking out of the theater was that I liked it, despite definitly having some issues... so I went home and let it simmer for a while...
The first act didn’t jive with me, but once Michael obtained the mask, or for that matter anytime the Shape was on screen I thought it was dynamite, exactly how I’d want to see The Shape shift through houses…
As much as I admit to liking cheesy jump scares and sometimes dumb teenager based horror, David Bruckner’s The Ritual is exactly the kind of adult dread jam I was looking for: an unsettling, moody picture that’s both beautifully shot and well acted, all while drenched in a specific atmosphere that I f’n love.
Utilizing the incredible landscape for some truly beautiful images, Bruckner’s film (based on novel of the same name) mixes elements of things we’ve seen before, executed…