• Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

    Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

    ★★½

    A rather bland film overall. Michael Myers seems too determined in Halloween 4 which removes the aspect that I found best about the first film: His irresolute instict for murder. I miss the stalking and his anonymous nature which were present in the first film.

    I will though say that I liked the ending a lot.

  • Malignant

    Malignant

    ★★★★½

    Malignant was nothing like I expected it to be in the best way possible. A near perfect modern horror film that knows exactly what it is doing; it's as engaging and surprising as it is violent and terrifying.

    James Wan definitely knows how to do horror and it was nice to see him makes something that truly felt like a proper passion project.

    One of the best films of 2021 and I can't wait to watch it again.

  • Titane

    Titane

    ★★★★½

    I don't know how to even begin describing Titane, and I don't want to either for anyone who havn't yet seen the film, but holy shit.

    Julia Ducournau is back with her sophomore feature following her 2016 feature debut Raw, and it is a stronger film than I would ever have imagined. The first 30 minutes is probably the greatest filmmaking i have seen of 2021 so far and it somehow manages to hold that same momentum for the rest…

  • Old

    Old

    ★★½

    While Old might not be a perfect film, it isn't a film without value. For the most part I've enjoyed M. Night Shyamalan's films and I did also enjoy Old to a certain extent. The ideas presented in the film are interesting and they seem largely well considered, but its execution simply misfired.

    Even though the cast is incredibly talented, their performances felt utterly unmotivated, and along with a lackluster introduction, it made for an absence of emotion. I could…

  • The Mummy

    The Mummy

    I honestly don't understand the thought process behind this film. I get that Universal wanted to make bank with their own cinematic universe, but turning their classic horror monsters into superheroes just isn't the way to do it.

    Every little glimpse this film had of actual horror was welcoming, but the action aspect sat in the front row; I mean they did cast Tom Cruise as the main character after all. It makes a film with some small level of…

  • Sinister

    Sinister

    ★★★½

    Sinister will always hold a special place in my heart as one of the first films alongside Insidious, The Conjuring and Rec that made me appreciate the horror genre.

    Watching this as a teen scared the shit out of me and it definitely still is terrifying. The film's first half is the strongest with its more somber creepiness as we slowly try to piece the puzzle together. It does lose a little steam in the second half and begins to…

  • The Haunting

    The Haunting

    ★★★★½

    An utterly unnerving experience, The Haunting is a brilliant horror film. It is a somewhat slow film compared to a lot of modern horror, constantly delving into the unknown, never explicity showing the terror that haunts the house. And it works incredibly well.

    The film relies on its characters, their relations and their fears. Julie Harris' performance is astute and her character feels so well realized in balancing her insecurities and desires. By the end of the film I truly…

  • House on Haunted Hill

    House on Haunted Hill

    ★★★

    House on Haunted Hill is a fun, short 50's horror film starring the one and only Vincent Price. While the film might not be perfect and feels somewhat half baked, it actually holds up suprisingly well.

    I was engaged for the entire runtime, but I do wish it was longer so the plot and especially the ending could've been more fleshed out.

    Nonetheless it was a pleasant experience.

  • Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

    Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

    ★★½

    Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is not without its moments of value, but for the most part it's a bland and unnecessary sequel.

    Chris Pratt post Guardians of the Galaxy has become the epidomy of the generic modern action hero and really don't care for him (I used to love him in Parks and Recreation). The rest of the cast is mostly fine, but their characters are boring and I was so dissapointed to see that Jeff Goldblum is in the…

  • The Hourglass Sanatorium

    The Hourglass Sanatorium

    ★★★★★

    A mysterious phantasmagoria of horror and wonder. The Hourglass Sanatorium is a masterclass in surreal cinema and one of my absolute favorite films.

    Wojciech Has' masterpiece of the occult is the baffling tale of Józef, a young man who sets out to visit his father at the sanatorium in which he resides. The sanatorium is a mystical place derrived of logic, a place where space and time melds together in a pot of memories and obscure imagery.
    Józef travels through…

  • Carnival of Souls

    Carnival of Souls

    ★★★★

    Carnival of Souls is yet another case of how 60's horror films often feels years ahead of their time. It creates a unnerving atmosphere of anxiety and paranoia which most films of today would be jealous of.

    Candace Hilligoss perfectly encapsulates her character's troubled mind in the film's lead performance, making for uncomfortably relatable portrayal.

    The stark black and white cinematography doesn't only look absolutely gorgeus, but it also captures the film's thoroughly disheartening nature.

    Carnival of Souls is an altogether incredibly well made film and I can only imagine it growing more enjoyable on future watches.

  • Batman: Gotham Knight

    Batman: Gotham Knight

    ★★½

    I liked the animation and the different styles of Batman: Gotham Knight, and the stories told weren't all that bad. The film just felt repetitive and mostly insignificant. I wasn't overtly engaged and after I had seen the first two shorts I had felt like I had seen them all.

    All in all it was just meh...