I'm still recovering from vaccine dose #2 so it took me a stupidly long time to understand the framing device! I have to say a lot of these are too sad for me and no one's death felt commensurate to the misery they inflicted on others in life. However I did enjoy the special effects, and some of the endings are very creatively fucked up!
I'm already bracing myself for all the filmbros who are going to proclaim this "not that scary" or complain about how Elisabeth Moss's character should have left sooner or whatever. For everyone who actually believes partner violence is a real thing that can happen to them, this is one of the scariest movies ever made. And while it depicts actual partner violence, it also creates an elegant and effective metaphor for abusive relationships: you know something is wrong but you can't see it, and you know that whatever is happening to you is invisible to everyone else.
I'm not sure my "WTF" tag has ever been more aptly applied! Like there are movies like Akira that are just batshit from start to finish, and then you have a movie like Doppelganger that sets itself up to be a psychosexual 90s thriller sleazefest and then takes the hardest left turn during act three that I've maybe EVER seen??? And the fact that this left turn exists makes the movie objectively worse (I think??), but I also deeply do…