SamLenz

SamLenz

I’m just a weirdo that loves horror, sci-fi, and writing about it.

Favorite films

  • Jennifer's Body
  • Lisa Frankenstein
  • Edward Scissorhands
  • Heathers

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  • Anyone But You

    ★★★★

  • The Haunting

    ★★★½

  • Wishmaster

    ★★★

  • Thanksgiving

    ★★★★

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  • Anyone But You

    Anyone But You

    ★★★★

    One of my favorite subgenres is Shakespeare-based-rom-com, so yeah, I really dug this. This movie wears its Shakespearean heart on its sleeve, and therefore won me over.

  • The Haunting

    The Haunting

    ★★★½

    The CGI VFX might instantly date this, but I have to appreciate a large scale studio horror flick that swings for the fences. The set design is fantastic, and I actually like the cast quite a bit. Not as good as the 1963 adaptation, and not even in the same league as Mike Flanagan’s take on the material, but I think this might be a bit underrated…

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  • Slumber Party Massacre

    Slumber Party Massacre

    ★★★★

    This was not the movie I was expecting in the best way. A gleeful send up of slasher tropes and the male gaze that had me nearly in tears laughing while also being a very tense experience. The third act loses a little steam, and it ends rather abruptly, but this is probably my favorite slasher of the year so far. A must see for fans of the franchise, with plenty of nods to its predecessors and a healthy dose of camp.

  • Tammy and the T-Rex

    Tammy and the T-Rex

    ★★★★

    Denise Richards giving a completely sincere performance throughout this entire bonkers ride is the reason it works so well. It’s a laugh a minute, a definite crowd pleaser, and I’m so glad I got to see this on the big screen with a game audience.