Malignant ★★★

I love a good word-of-mouth movie. A grotesque premise remembered for how camp and bonkers it is in execution. That everyone came away from this like 'you gotta see it' is an endorsement of how well it jumps between genres and styles, while always staying on the right side of silly. It might be hard to look past everything going on up on Malignant's surface, but, like The Babadook, everything sinister here is fuelled by a mental imbalance. It's a film about how pain begets pain, and how it's a cycle that hurts everyone it touches. But there's healing, in time, with the right support. It's also completely fucking wild.

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