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  • Peninsula

    Peninsula

    ★★★

    While Peninsula is a perfectly acceptable zombie film in its own right, as a sequel to Train to Busan, it comes up woefully short. Peninsula lacks most of what made Train to Busan exceptional - emotional resonance, thrillingly staged action, a clever script, and original zombie design. What we’re left with is, again, perfectly acceptable - but unfortunately, nothing special.

  • Julia's Eyes

    Julia's Eyes

    ★★★★½

    "You told me that when you looked me into my eyes you could see the entire universe."

    Julia's Eyes is a Hitchcockian masterpiece. Its suspense is palpable and expertly sustained, it is a visual treat, it is well written with clever twists and turns, and it is wonderfully acted.

    The flash photography scene near the end of the film is an achievement worthy of applause.

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  • Excision

    Excision

    ★★★

    "Solely based on the definition, I don't know a teenager that doesn't profile as a sociopath."

    I expected Excision to be a film focused purely on body horror, but I found it to be much more complex than that. A little bit drama, a little bit (very) dark comedy, a little bit horror, the film navigates its varying tone without losing its way, which is a feat unto itself.

    The lead performance by AnnaLynne McCord is next level. It's clear…

  • Demons

    Demons

    ★★★

    "She put on that mask and scratched herself, get it? Because of that scratch, she became a demon. An instrument of evil..."

    If you're a fan of 80s Italian horror, and cheesy and over-the-top gore, you will not be disappointed by Demons. Co-scripted by Dario Argento, with a simple yet effective premise, Demons is pure joy for genre aficionados.