David Gifford

When Renting is Not Enough
"There's Nothing Better Than Cheddar"
Horror Movie Academic. Metal Musician. Self-Proclaimed Journalist.

Favorite films

  • Halloween
  • Mandy
  • Pumpkinhead
  • X

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  • Habit

    ★★★★½

  • The Stylist

    ★★★★½

  • Head of the Family

    ★★★

  • Dinosaur Hotel

    ½

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  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★

    Watched this via A24 Screening Room, which was an excellent experience and I would recommend to fellow fans.

    I have been looking forward to Everything Everywhere All at Once since its initial screenings, and it looked great from the trailers. I never had a good opportunity to check the movie out during its theatrical run, as the closest theater showing it was a significant distance away. Luckily, I was happy with the movie that has getting so much hype, although…

  • Crimes of the Future

    Crimes of the Future

    ★★★★½

    As a Cronenberg fan, I was eagerly awaiting the release of his newest release. Crimes of the Future is a really strange movie. I will get that out of the way early on. There are going to be many people not like this movie, and his style may just not be for you. It's definitely possible, especially since it's been a while since a lot of newer movie fans have seen one of his theatrical releases.

    The movie opens up,…

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  • Habit

    Habit

    ★★★★½

    Somehow, this one has always eluded me, but this one is an amazing watch. Fessenden's performance here is absolutely incredible, and his directing style is just as good, if not better. Habit did a great job working around a smaller budget, in creating something truly thought provoking and interesting.

    You can get out of habit what you put in. If you want an interesting and scary interpretation of a true life vampire, you can have that. Otherwise, you may find…

  • The Stylist

    The Stylist

    ★★★★½

    This still holds up remarkably well. This movie hasn't gotten the attention that it deserves, but Arrow did a fantastic job packaging this gem up and releasing it to the fans. It's a wonderfully well acted movie, and a perfect modernization of the ideas of Maniac, while making it completely its own.

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  • Child's Play

    Child's Play

    ★★★★

    For those that know me, they know that Child’s Play holds one of the most special places in my heart. In many ways my terror towards the doll Chucky got me into horror, and facing my fears of dolls in general. The entire franchise I have watched many times over, and I still do fairly often when I am wanting some nice entertaining killer doll movies. I was still excited though about the idea of this movie. I will not…

  • Midsommar

    Midsommar

    ★★★★

    I will certainly have to second to Steven Francis in saying that the movie is certainly hard to rate. There are a lot of different reasons for that which I will get into, but my overall thoughts about the movie is that I liked it. I didn't love it in all honesty, but I had a good time and will likely be picking this one up when it comes out.

    Firstly the movie's technical elements are very strong. The cinematography…