Erik Howard

Writer/Director from Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Favorite films

  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • The Worst Person in the World
  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

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  • The Innocents

    ★★★★

  • Petite Maman

    ★★★★

  • The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

    ★★★

  • Hatching

    ★★★½

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  • The Innocents

    The Innocents

    ★★★★

    Simple, shocking, and scintillatingly good.

    This is the second film I’ve seen from Vogt, and boy it couldn’t have been any different from his script for The Worst Person in the World.

    The innocents was undoubtably horrifying. This is the unique take needed on the violent super genre that’s currently a recent flavor of film and TV. With shows like The Boys and Invincible taking the plaudits, and long time big hitters like Chronicle. We’ve reached a point where we…

  • Petite Maman

    Petite Maman

    ★★★★

    A deep emotion in the enveloping silence of a theater.

    A serenade of leaves and twigs crunching under the feet of an unbelievably powerful Josephine Sanz is but the only music and sound you’ll hear throughout. The sweet simple strides as she glides through a dense fall forest is just serene. Every sound in this film is unbelievably punctual, thought provoking, and intimate amongst its score-less landscape.

    Petite Maman is an experience meant to be felt, not heard. The sparse…

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  • Hatching

    Hatching

    ★★★½

    Felt reaaaaaal nice to break my movie drought with an indie, a horror indie at that.

    And man was it glorious. This directorial debut from Hanna Bergholm is something that should absolutely be seen by indie filmmakers everywhere. 

    Bergholm brings on a powerhouse SFX team to create an utterly terrifying animatronic beast that haunts the screen for an impressive amount of run time. Wonderfully unique yet strikingly disgusting, Bergholm really pulls out all the stops to show off and display…

  • Love Hard

    Love Hard

    ★½

    I was never hard or in love while watching this