Cory Hershberger

Cory Hershberger

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Enjoys food, books & cats, but mostly movies. Talents include opinions on everything; overanalysis.

Favorite films

  • Vertigo
  • Black Swan
  • Mulholland Drive
  • Rosemary's Baby

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  • Candyman

    ★★★½

  • The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It

    ★★½

  • Bo Burnham: Inside

    ★★★★

  • His House

    ★★★½

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  • Candyman

    Candyman

    ★★★½

    Hooptober 8.0 #1/31
    Decade #1/8: The 2020s
    Film with a PoC as Director/Lead #1/3

    Ah, my favorite time of year is back: Hooptober is here! I had to start a bit early this year, because this brand-new Candyman basically leaves theaters in my city after today. But this was a wonderful way to get excited for the six weeks of horror films to come!

    I've seen mixed reviews about this movie, from people saying it was heavy-handed and a bit…

  • Kwaidan

    Kwaidan

    ★★★★

    Hooptober 7.0 #31/31
    6 Non-American Countries #6/6: Japan

    And with this, Hooptober 7.0 comes to an end. And what an end it was!

    I have a love-hate relationship with anthology films, and even the ones I love—here's looking at you, Dead of NIght—always have a bit of a dud kicking around in their runtime. There's no real dud here, but everything pales in comparison to the second story, "The Woman of the Snow."

    It has the greatest gravitational pull of…

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  • Cat People

    Cat People

    ★★★★

    Hooptober 4.0 #9/31
    Films Before 1970 #1/6

    A sad, spooky movie is the best spooky movie. If empathy is at the core of horror, it will always go hand in hand with drama and melancholy. Plus, this movie features the original Lewton Bus scare! Come on now. It's a classic for a reason: measured, subtle, atmospheric, and rife with symbolism. Decidedly my kind of movie.

  • Hobgoblins

    Hobgoblins

    Hooptober 6.0 #9/31
    Lowest-Rated '80s Film #1/1
    6 Decades #1/6: The 1980s

    I present, with context deliberately omitted, choice quotes from Hobgoblins, easily one of the worst films I have ever seen:

    → "I could never take a cockatoo that size."
    → "Hey, lowlife, come party at Club Scum."
    → "Riding a motorcycle is like sitting on the world's largest vibrator."
    → "It's me, faking my orgasm for you."
    → "Why am I dressed like a rock video slut?"

    In…