Arkham Knight Rider’s review published on Letterboxd:
“It’s time to cut out the cancer”
Well that was a shock alright!
This is easily the first modern horror movie since Another Me that has genuinely impressed me and certainly the first movies of 2021 that I would say was truley increable. Like I loved Venom 2 and Godzilla vs Kong, but this genuinely took me by surprise. This the first movie of the 2020's since Psycho Goreman that I think is top tier shit. Not just top 50 favorites of all time, but top 10 favorites of all time.
I love the weird and fucked up concepts the movie has. I love the amazing cinematography, I love the gothic look and vibe that everything has. I love the simple yet interesting characters. I love the performances dripping with life and soul. I love how dark and disturbing it is. I love how violent and gory it is. I love how invested I was in the story. I love how well paced it is.
Most importantly though is that I fucking love the villain, Gabriel. Like I haven't seen such an instantly memorable, cool looking and terrifying villain. He is sadistic, cruel, intelligent and manipulative. After dealing with the new batch of shitty horror icons that started in the 2010's like Slender Man, Annabelle, and countless others, It is so nice to find a horror movie villain that is actually interesting and creative for once.
I will be writing a much longer review in the future because I have a lot to say about it and I don't have all my thoughts fully arranged. For now though, I will highly recommend this movie. While it doesn't have the following is should have, I can totally see this becoming like Halloween 3, Jennifer's Body or others movies like it. A gem scoffed by others as mere trash, but will soon gain the vocal audience and re-evaluation it deserves.
It's the kind of horror movie I've been dying to see for a while and I am so happy to have seen it today.