Zak

A sucker for genre trash.

Watchlist is just my Netflix DVD queue.

#horror

Favorite films

  • Chimpanzee
  • Rise of the Planet of the Apes
  • Kong: Skull Island
  • Mighty Joe Young

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  • Ticks

    ★★★½

  • Whiskey Mountain

    ★★★½

  • Session 9

    ★★★½

  • The Monster

    ★★★

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  • Ticks

    Ticks

    ★★★½

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    www.doesthedogdie.com/media/12356


    Entry #31 of 2022's Hooptober Challenge
    Country #1: US
    Decade #3: 1990s
    Insect-centered Film #2 (yes, I know ticks are technically arachnids, but this is about tone)

  • Whiskey Mountain

    Whiskey Mountain

    ★★★½

    Was pretty down on this for the first hour or so. It wasn't terrible, but watching the central couples ride around on dirtbikes and camp without a tent for an interminable amount of time got old quick. And then the Deliverance-inspired rape occurs, featured via a montage of Polaroids taken by one of the perpetrators. It's a scene so artfully disturbing that it immediately elevates this previously meandering Hicksploitation flick. It's the type of scene that makes you uncomfortable to…

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  • The Family Stone

    The Family Stone

    ★★

    Every character in this movie is insufferable in a way that's nearly impossible to empathize with. It's wild. Our window into this dysfunctional family is a painfully awkward and self-centered girlfriend interloper played by Sarah Jessica Parker, yet the family is so aggressively hateful to her that we start to find ourselves in her corner... until she proves to suck even worse than we thought possible? Nothing makes sense.
    When she first meets her soon-to-be in-laws, she's painfully timid; with…

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    ★★★★

    If nothing else, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is successful in delivering a raucous adventure by letting the actors hold the awe and excitement of the iconic franchise on their faces. Daisy Ridley, especially, has this wide-eyed wonder that shows she's not just someone caught up in an epic hero's journey, but someone who knows the characters of the original trilogy and loves them. It is a clear meta-homage, but doesn't feel like fan fiction the way lesser reboots often…