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The Horror Queers Podcast: Episode 115 - Scary Movie 2
While it may have a few moments here and there (mainly it’s opening moments and the famous dinner scene), the mean-spirited and incredibly strained Scary Movie 2 lacks both the humor, invention, and minor critique of the genre from it’s predecessor, resulting in a series of mediocre sketches instead of an all out “film”
After an incredibly promising first episode filled with lush animation and some of the most grotesque gore of it’s time, Genocyber and it’s remaining four parts unfortunately flounder with each episode the comes next (especially the horrible final two), slowly divulging into a confusing labyrinth of missed opportunity and immense disappointment all together.
It’s pretty bad when the opening shot of this film is better then the last few Wrong Turn film’s entire runtime..
Despite an uneven narrative and a mildly disappointing climax, Mike P. Nelson’s Wrong Turn is an ambitious and incredibly creative new path for one of the most inconsistent horror franchises there is.
On a side note, one; hooray for diversity and inclusivity, and two; for gods sake, someone please give the practical effects artists some recognition; Ari Aster would be so proud.
I did not see that coming..
Jokes aside, Leigh Whannell should be very proud of himself here. He managed to make an almost 100 year old story feel relevant, powerful, and above all, important.
Smart, masterfully crafted, and actually frightening, Leigh Whannell’s The Invisible Man a shining example of horror done right.