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  • Sleep Has Her House
  • Malignant
  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
  • The Doom Generation

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  • The Invisible Man

    ★★½

  • The Fog

    ★★★★½

  • Batman: Hush

    ★★½

  • Vincent

    ★★★

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  • Malignant

    Malignant

    ★★★★½

    Watching Malignant goes something like this: solid first hour that builds mystery and offers pretty good scares, gorgeous colors and visual moments (James Wan's dynamic style of shooting, as if he wants the audience to appreciate the grand sets, is much enjoyable to watch), a middle portion that stacks revelations on top of revelations, the big twist that turns sh*t up to 11, then a final twenty minutes that's basically (as far as I can tell) a greatest-hits montage of…

  • Sleep Has Her House

    Sleep Has Her House

    ★★★★★

    Instant five stars and a place among my absolute favorites. This is my first time jumping into Scott Barley's works, but it's obvious he has a knack for capturing moments of nature in an ominous way no other filmmaker I've seen achieved. The fog covering the early-morning mountains, the sharp lightning over the clouds at night, the dark expanses of rivers which may or may not hold undiscovered secrets our human minds can never fathom; all of these reinforce the…

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  • The Invisible Man

    The Invisible Man

    ★★½

    I appreciate the craftsmanship behind it, but The Invisible Man still has one major flaw, which is that it's a lackluster adaptation of a (slightly) superior novel. Even as a film, it's got that core weakness some pre-Code Universal horror pictures have, which is a lack of a proper score. I'm not entirely sure I'd say music's integral in a film like this, but between this and Dracula, a lot of the more dramatic moments simply do not hold up…

  • The Fog

    The Fog

    ★★★★½

    'Exquisite pulp horror' doesn't cover it — this thing is magical. The sheer look of the fog, one of the most iconic visual imagery associated with atmospheres most haunting, is given so much emphasis that it becomes a separate character. It's not just a conduit for forces outside the realm of human entities, but a living, breathing thing. I'd say it's definitely one of John Carpenter's most intriguing antagonist entities, on par with the Lovecraftian creatures of In the Mouth…

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  • Drag Me to Hell

    Drag Me to Hell

    ★★★★

    Delirium of the highest order. Watch in awe as Sam Raimi constructs the most packed horror movie you’ve probably seen in some time. Every shot, scene and sequence completely devotes itself to terrifying and entertaining the audience. Raimi gradually lets himself go and slowly, but surely, unleashes a adrenaline-fueled visual & narrative doom rollercoaster that takes us on quite an amazing ride. The end result? Sublime.

    Its greatest strength is how it constructs such a sympathetic yet morally flawed main character,…

  • Conquest

    Conquest

    ★★★★

    I can't even begin to compare Conquest with something else. It's so far removed from every other example of what is perceived as its genre (adventure sci-fi) that it feels weird that it may share similarities with other movies. The most I can say is that it's like R-rated Flash Gordon with a tablespoon of surrealism and fog... but it's oh so much more than that.

    Leave it to Lucio Fulci to make a sci-fi film that defies almost all…