• A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

    A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

    β˜…β˜…β˜…Β½

    Sixty-seventh movie in 52 Feature films by women 2020.

    And counting it as the seventeenth movie in Hooptober 7 because it's a horror movie even though I don't need it for any criteria.

    God this thing is so gorgeous.

    About 40 minutes in I was wondering why I hadn't rated this more highly and why I ended up not liking it that much on first viewing, but then as it moves into the third act it really loses steam and I remembered. Still absolutely beautiful and just a joy to look at the entire time.

    Included on:
    2014 Favorites ranked

  • The Raven

    The Raven

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    Sixteenth movie in Hooptober 7, meets criteria for:
    - 7/6 decades (30s)

    There’s a reverse shot to Karloff in here after Lugosi does a big wild villain monologue and Boris just kinda looks at him like β€œalright dude, sure” and it is one of my favorite things I've ever seen him do.

  • Twins of Evil

    Twins of Evil

    β˜…β˜…β˜…Β½

    Fourteenth movie in Hooptober 7, meets criteria for:
    - a non Dracula Hammer film
    - 5/6 countries (UK)
    - 6/6 decades (70s)

    This is one of most titties obsessed movies I've ever seen and we don't see a single full boob until like 70 minutes in, it's just so soooooo much cleavage.

    I didn't realize this was the third part of a trilogy so now I need to go watch the first two. But this fully succeeds as its own genre mish mash of horny vampires fighting fanatic witch hunters.

    Included on:
    1971 Favorites ranked

  • Bug

    Bug

    β˜…Β½

    Fourteenth movie in Hooptober 7, meets criteria for:
    - a film that is set entirely inside one location

    Sadly super disappointing for me.

    I’d been looking forward to the β€œbugs under the skin” movie for years cause it’s a concept that really fucks me up, that one X files episode was a very rough watch for me, but that's not really at all what this is.

    I do love Ashley Judd and Michael Shannon 1000% GOING. FOR. IT. in that…

  • Man with a Movie Camera

    Man with a Movie Camera

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    My favorite part of this was the Alloy Orchestra score so take from that what you will.

    The score does go hard as fuck though and I'm very sad that I can't find it anywhere online to link.

  • Bride of Re-Animator

    Bride of Re-Animator

    β˜…β˜…β˜…Β½

    Thirteenth movie in Hooptober 7, meets criteria for:
    - 4/7 2nd films of franchises
    - 2/4 body horror films

    The practical effects are absolutely delightful, the movie around them is fun but goes on too long.

  • Beware! The Blob

    Beware! The Blob

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    Twelfth movie in Hooptober 7, meets criteria for:
    - 3/7 2nd films of franchises
    - 1/4 body horror films

    The Blob said β€œfuck the police.”

    A little confused by the fact that this is the most hippie movie I’ve ever seen and (in theory at least) it’s a horror movie.

    Also love that it feels more like a remake than sequel because of how perfectly it mirrors the plot of the first, again there are bumbling cops who don't believe…

  • Girlfight

    Girlfight

    β˜…β˜…β˜…Β½

    Sixty-sixth movie in 52 Feature films by women 2020.

    A star is born.

    Could really have done with this being shorter and nixing the romance but whatever, baby Michelle Rodriguez is great and terrifying and makes the whole thing work.

  • The Devil All the Time

    The Devil All the Time

    β˜…β˜…β˜…Β½

    Slow, extremely grainy, lots of god talk, soundtrack full of twangy protestant songs, bursts of extreme violence, Pattinson, Keough.

    So much of this is extremely my shit, but it's just too big and ends up going on too long that instead of feeling tense and uncomfortable the whole time, it ends up being overlong and a little boring.

    I think I'd be in love with a 90 minute version of this that had a third, maybe half, of the characters.

  • Portrait

    Portrait

    β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…Β½

    Eleventh movie in Hooptober 7, meets criteria for:
    - 5/6 decades (10s)

    Sadly only an 8 minute fragment survives of what should be a 45 minute feature, but holy shit is it an effective 8 minutes.

    This is the first time I can say that a movie literally made the hair on the back of my neck stand up so I don't think anything else I could say matters.

    Watch here

  • How It Feels to Be Run Over

    How It Feels to Be Run Over

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    Tenth movie in Hooptober 7, meets criteria for:
    - 4/6 decades (1900s)

    Genuinely scary.

    Honestly the first person that goes by and doesn't end up hitting "you" is much scarier cause you expect him to suddenly veer towards you.

  • The Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots

    The Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots

    Ninth movie in Hooptober 7, meets criteria for:
    - 3/6 decades (1890s)

    Looks great, but goddamn does Willow's review hit hard.

    And yes I was just watching silent shorts at work and decided I might as well count this for hooptober.