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  • Caveat

    Caveat

    ★★★★

    Shudder releases a fair amount, but not too much, of original films each month. Almost all are at least interesting, though some don’t totally work and don’t create that much discussion. But a few times a year a title comes out that really hits and people are ablaze about that. I noticed Shudder putting a good amount of weight behind this and soon after I saw many people praising it, especially it’s distinctness.

    And I’m inclined to agree. There is a…

  • The Psychic

    The Psychic

    ★★★★

    Wanted to watch a Lucio Fulci film for his birthday and I figured I’d finally cross this one off the watchlist. It starts out as one of Fulci’s more abstract films (which is saying something) with wondrous sequences, starting with the wonderfully brutal opening that immediately lets us know this is a Fulci film, flashing by with only thin connections.

    Eventually the actual plot comes into focus and unfortunately it does become a bit too concerned with the plot which…

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  • Parasite

    Parasite

    ★★★★★

    Well this lived up to, if not outright exceeded, the tremendous hype around it. For all the praise it has been getting, what I did not know is that it would be easily the most entertaining and thrilling film of the year. There’s not much more one could want in a movie than what’s in all of this.

    Bong Joon-Ho is, of course, a master filmmaker who knows how to craft films as twisty as they are strange, as brilliant…

  • Re-Animator

    Re-Animator

    ★★★★★

    HOOPTOBER 7.0 FILM #1

    One of the horror classics I was aware of for a long time that I hadn’t seen. A big reason for this was in high school, I was a huge H.P. Lovecraft fan and was disappointed that the consensus best adaptation of his work was a horror comedy, a subgenre I was not a huge fan of, that changed the tone of the story. Combine this was the fact that “Herbert West—Reanimator” wasn’t even one of…