Rachel

Vegan horror fan who's a lawyer but wants to be a writer and a stay at home cat mom

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Favorite films

  • Mulholland Drive
  • Mirror
  • The Thing
  • Picnic at Hanging Rock

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  • Don't Open Till Christmas

    ★★★★

  • Silent Night, Bloody Night

    ★★★★

  • Seeds

  • Alien Raiders

    ★★★

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  • Blue Velvet

    Blue Velvet

    ★★★★½

    Lynchtober Film #4 | Ranked List

    "I'm seeing something that was always hidden. I'm involved in a mystery. I'm in the middle of a mystery and it's all secret."

    I'm bumping up my 4 star rating to 4.5. I've seen this film a few times now, but this time, I really fell in love with it.

    The first time I watched Blue Velvet, I knew right away from the opening sequence that this was a film I could love. The…

  • The Seventh Victim

    The Seventh Victim

    ★★★★½

    Watched at Anthology Film Archives, which currently has a film program called "The Devil Probably". You can see all the films in the program here: letterboxd.com/rachelbea/list/the-devil-probably-a-century-of-satanic-panic/

    "I runne to death and death meets me as fast/And all my pleasures are like yesterday." The film begins with this epigraph.

    I adored the movie. Kim Hunter's presence on screen was felt. As Mary, she was gentle but firm. Sweet but determined. Mary leaves her boarding school to go to New York to…

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  • Don't Open Till Christmas

    Don't Open Till Christmas

    ★★★★

    For Christmas vibes alone, it's almost five stars. Every other scene is someone dressed as Santa Claus getting killed. Some holiday horror films have a tenuous link to the holiday but this one is pretty strong, so on that factor it definitely delivered.

    It also delivered on the kills and brutality. Within the first few minutes, there's a murder scene, and from there it's almost non-stop. The killer's mask is pretty creepy and the actor himself was as well. I…

  • Silent Night, Bloody Night

    Silent Night, Bloody Night

    ★★★★

    Actually bumping up my review to 4 stars because on this rewatch I liked it a lot more. This time around I found it less boring and more unsettling and atmospheric. It really is a creepy movie. The killers phone calls still freak me out.

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  • The Fly

    The Fly

    ★★★★★

    HOOPTOBER 5.0
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    Pretty much a perfect monster movie.

    The performances are incredible. I could watch Geena Davis all day, and Jeff Goldblum showed amazing range in his role. He was charming, funny, frustrating, and elicited both anger and sympathy from me as I watched him transform. What happens is so tragic, I honestly got emotional at the end. But what's even better than the performances is the special effects and makeup... wow! The last 20 or so minutes were jaw-droppingly disgusting, but I couldn't look away.

  • Bones and All

    Bones and All

    ★★★★★

    Beautiful, brutal, gross, creepy, sad. Impressive how all of that can be in one film. Emotionally stirring and perfectly shot. Loved the performances. An evocative depiction of how all-consuming love can be, particularly your first love.