Malignant ★★★½

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Any horror movie whose climax include the line "he was feeding off your fetuses to build himself back up" is probably doing something right at least as far as filling the genre madness quotient. It barely hangs together, but as an attempt by Wan to cash in all the chips he won at Warner in the previous decade and serving up a trip through as much of horror past imagery as he can, it is ambitious and exciting. Wan is very much a setpiece filmmaker, but this one has multiple good ones. Also, a good example of the genre operating at its best, everything comes from personal pain, but that is used towards creating an unstable world and a lot fragmented images instead of explain itself to audience time and again, more tormented than reassuring.

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