28 years old.
horror is my absolute favorite.
Halloween II 2009
31 days of horror film 24
“I’m not me.”
The final girl surviving and standing triumphant trope stripped of a commercial and romantic context, leaving nothing but emotional and psychic wounds that are unrelentingly gnawed at. The agonizing, sustained screaming from a bloodied Laurie sitting atop of Michael after shooting him point blank in its predecessor’s powerful ending never stopped. Zombie really took it upon himself to not fall into predictable franchise formula in his sequel and to…
Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter 1984
31 days of horror film 15/31
“God, I’m so horny.”
The series finally drops any pretenses of setting up plot or character (though the characters here are probably the most entertaining of the bunch) and fully gives in to its sleazy conventions and proclivity for spilling blood for a lean and mean ode to carnal desires and mutilations of the flesh. Every blade piercing, hacking, slashing and, in some cases bare hands pulverizing flesh, is imbued with a pornographic glee…
John Wick: Chapter 4 2023
Think Chapter 2 still sits at the top for me, just love how that film’s melancholy is tied directly to John’s otherworldly technical proficiency of killing contrasted against an existential and physical weariness. But this is probably close behind. I’m glad the Greek tragedy underpinning returned here in the form of a Heroic Bloodshed masculine bond bumping up against the archaic, harsh ways of the high table underworld which is seen through a Sergio Leone lens. Some great work from…
John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum 2019
The lull after the first 30 or so breathless, horse-kicking, knife-throwing minutes is more noticeable on a rewatch, and I definitely miss the Greek tragedy melancholy of chapter 2, but the action is still leagues above anything else in American action cinema. The knife fight in the antique shop and the climax set pieces in the continental lobby and glass room are spectacular. So many gnarly bits of bodily harm and tactical details of physicality, that backwards tumble as Keanu throws a couple of knifes into an assassin about knocked *me* over.
My Teacher, My Obsession 2018
a character in this movie: can art be bad?
me watching this: oh honey,,,you have no idea.
A damning critique of modern America. Jordan Peele's strange, socio-political home invasion follow up is proof that he's no fluke, showing just how much of a strong grasp he has on the horror genre; knowing that it flourishes best when used as a vehicle for some underlying real world issue. Here, it slowly reveals itself through tons of symbolism that is honestly kind of overwhelming at first glance, and might need another viewing to fully unpack all of it. But…