• Halloween Kills

    Halloween Kills

    ★★★★½

    idc this film is fun

  • Madhouse

    Madhouse

    ★★★★

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    “Miss Peters, as they say in horror movies, you will come to a bad end.”

    Madhouse is a 1974 British horror film directed by Jim Clark which follows a horror movie star who returns to his famous role after years in a mental institution. But the character seems to be committing murders independent of his will.

    Vincent Price stars in this Amicus produced joint that feels similar to his earlier Theatre of Blood with its focus on acting but makes…

  • Queer for Fear: The History of Queer Horror

    Queer for Fear: The History of Queer Horror

    ★★★★

    episode one — solid start, loved the guest speakers.  mark gatiss was a jumpscare

  • Singin' in the Rain

    Singin' in the Rain

    ★★★★★

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    “She can't act, she can't sing, she can't dance. A triple threat.”

    Singin' in the Rain is a 1952 American musical romantic comedy film directed and choreographed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen which depicts a lighthearted depiction of Hollywood in the late 1920s, with the three stars portraying performers caught up in the transition from silent films to "talkies".

    Filled with whimsy and memorable musical numbers, Singin’ in the Rain is the definition of comfort film. 

    The cast are…

  • Gothic

    Gothic

    ★★★½

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    “Then let us live and love so that people will say, The Devil as well as God is an Englishman.”

    Gothic is a 1986 British psychological horror film directed by Ken Russell which follows the Shelleys as they visit Lord Byron and compete to write a horror story.

    Stylishly hypnotic, Gothic is a film which delivers on fantastic imagery whilst also being bizarrely horny.

    The performances all have a campy pastiche and the, well, gothic atmosphere almost makes up for the lack of a plot. 

    Overall, whilst I didn’t love it, I am really curious about Russell’s style.

  • Don't Worry Darling

    Don't Worry Darling

    ★★★½

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    “I've been waiting for someone like you. Someone to challenge me. Like a good girl.”

    Don't Worry Darling is a 2022 American psychological thriller film directed by Olivia Wilde which follows a young wife living in a 1950s company town who begins to believe there is a sinister secret being kept from her by the man who runs it.

    Possibly more known for its numerous behind the scenes controversies, Don’t Worry Darling is a film that attempts to tackle misogyny…

  • Ticket to Paradise

    Ticket to Paradise

    ★★★★½

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    “You’ve gotta be kidding me.”

    Ticket to Paradise is a 2022 romantic comedy film directed by Ol Parker which follows a divorced couple who decide to team up and sabotage the impending wedding of their daughter.

    Went for a double feature of this and Don’t Worry Darling tonight (an unintentional Booksmart reunion) and considering the cringe-inducing marketing for this one, I fully expected to not like it.

    Strangely, not only did I have an utter blast with this, it was…

  • Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

    Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

    ★★★★★

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    “Don't you know that a man being rich is like a girl being pretty? You wouldn't marry a girl just because she's pretty, but my goodness, doesn't it help?”

    Gentlemen Prefer Blondes is a 1953 American musical comedy film directed by Howard Hawks which follows showgirls Lorelei Lee and Dorothy Shaw who travel to Paris whilst being pursued by a private detective hired by the suspicious father of Lorelei's fiancé, as well as a rich, enamored old man and many…

  • Ambulance

    Ambulance

    ★★★★½

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    “I am the ambulance!”

    Ambulance is a 2022 American heist action thriller film directed and produced by Michael Bay which follows two adoptive siblings turned bank robbers who hijack an ambulance and take two first responders hostage.

    I’m generally not a fan of Michael Bay’s filmography except from an ironic point of view — The Rock is the exception to this and even though this, following that film, is the second film of his to garner a semi-positive reaction, I…

  • The Watcher in the Woods

    The Watcher in the Woods

    ★★★

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    “She's going to stay here. Is that what you wanted?”

    The Watcher in the Woods is a 1980 American supernatural horror film directed by John Hough and Vincent McEveety which follows a teenage girl and her little sister who become encompassed in a supernatural mystery regarding a missing girl in the woods surrounding their new home in the English countryside.

    Produced by Disney, The Watcher in the Woods is one of those kiddie horror films that I’dve probably loved as…

  • The Sentinel

    The Sentinel

    ★★★½

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    “Resist… Resist… Resist…”

    The Sentinel is a 1977 American supernatural horror film directed by Michael Winner which focuses on a young model who moves into a historic Brooklyn brownstone that has been sectioned into apartments, only to find that the building is owned by the Catholic diocese and is a gateway to Hell.

    Made in that post-Rosemary’s Baby and The Omen slew of religious horror, The Sentinel is a compelling slow burn with a cool atmosphere and great cast. 

    Cristina…

  • Blonde

    Blonde

    ★★

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    “Marilyn doesn't exist. When I come out of my dressing room, I'm Norma Jeane. I'm still her when the camera is rolling. Marilyn Monroe only exists on the screen.”

    Blonde is a 2022 American historical drama film written and directed by Andrew Dominik which tells the fictionalised story of Marilyn Monroe. 

    Based on the book by Joyce Carol Oates, Blonde might be the most divisive film of the year, with some praising its boldness and others criticising its exploitation of…