Everyone’s entitled to one good scare.
2022 Ranked: https://boxd.it/f2YsO
A24 Ranked: https://boxd.it/f3Nva
The perfect complimentary film to X (2022). Whereas X is the ambitious deviant-slasher film, Pearl is the smaller-scaled character-driven story of Pearl. While it is a bit of a slow burner, it is a great character study of the titular character, and the payoff is absolutely worth it in the end. Mia Goth’s incredible performance also makes it all worth the viewing. Not to mention, the film pays homage to films of the mid 1900’s with it’s score, transitions, and especially it’s technicolor. Overall, Pearl is not only a great follow up to X, but a great film on it’s own that is definitely worth checking out.
An unforgivingly cruel, wicked, and nauseating blood bath. Very much a blend of the Álvarez sequel and Raimi’s original trilogy. The apartment setting works so well and is a nice change of pace for the series. Title card of the year!
Yet another fantastic installment in the best horror franchise.