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  • Before Sunrise

    Before Sunrise

    If there’s any kind of magic in this world it must be in the attempt of understanding someone sharing something.

    Each viewing I have of this film brings upon a new perspective. While Before Sunrise has always been one of my all time favorites, this time around I truly feel it on a deeper level. It’s love captures on celluloid. Not your typical romance movie, but true love and understanding. Jesse’s comment about how he’s always felt like he’s only…

  • Halloween III: Season of the Witch

    Halloween III: Season of the Witch

    🎃Day 31🎃
    31 Days of Halloween Marathon

    This will be my third time reviewing this film and I can still find new things to gush about. I’ll try to keep this brief though. Perfectly imperfect. The score has always been amazing, but I think it may be my favorite by Carpenter now. Just the best pairing with the moody atmosphere. It seems everyone is firing on all cylinders. Wallace, Cundey, Carpenter and Atkins. All stars. I have to touch on…

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  • The Thing

    The Thing

    Happy 40th birthday to my favorite film of all time, and the one that started it all for me. My love for horror, John Carpenter, film scores, practical effects, etc. is all thanks to The Thing. The magic of this film is incredible. It’s funny how I still find myself in the edge of my seat despite this being another rewatch. Just goes to show how masterful Carpenter was at the helm. There’s not one single character you’re not rooting…

  • Black Mountain Side

    Black Mountain Side

    HORRORx52 (2022)
    34/52
    40. Made in Canada

    So many ingredients I love yet doesn’t quite deliver for the final meal. Isolated location, Lovecraftian influence, paranoia, creeping dread, etc. Where the film gets let down is it’s script and direction. Everything else is there. Even the small budget doesn’t have much of an effect because, most of the time, less is more in horror. The story comes across as wanting to be The Thing so bad that it forgot what made…

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  • Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom

    Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom

    The Criterion Challenge 2022
    52/52
    52. Watch any Criterion film in your watchlist

    This is it folks. My second annual Criterion Challenge is wrapped up with a movie that’s been on my radar since middle school when youthful Ben was researching the most disturbing movies ever made. I purposefully chose this as my last movie because I wanted to end on a wtf, but also because I had to be mentally prepared. One of the few disturbing works that actually…

  • Crimes of the Future

    Crimes of the Future

    I had to let this one marinate in its disturbing sexual juices overnight. Poor choice of words? Not when it comes to Cronenberg. He’s not shy to introduce us to his deviant worlds where the grotesque and sexuality are one with each other. This time, with Crimes of the Future, he makes surgery the new sex. The imagery and atmosphere are all top notch, however the film itself isn’t top notch for me. I LOVED what Cronenberg was saying about…