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  • Jaws
  • The Mortuary Collection
  • Eve's Bayou
  • The Wailing

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  • The Wailing

    ★★★★★

  • The Beyond

    ★★★★

  • Jeepers Creepers

    ★★★

  • Lake Placid 2

    ½

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  • Gretel & Hansel

    Gretel & Hansel

    ★★★★½

    Hooptober VIII | A Witch’s Calendar of Folk Horror #02 - 8 decades: 2020s

    "Nothing is given without something else being taken away."

    Gretel & Hansel is full of gorgeous, gloomy forest photography laden with mist, scored by a doomy synth, smattered with bursts of autumnal foliage, and steeped in dark, subtle magick. Dread permeates the landscape, an inescapable fog that seeps into every crevice, every hiding place, taking over bit by bit until arms are enticed open to welcome it…

  • Eve's Bayou

    Eve's Bayou

    ★★★★★

    Hooptober VIII | A Witch’s Calendar of Folk Horror #01 - featuring a Person of Color as director or lead

    "Memory is a selection of images: some elusive, others printed indelibly on the brain. Each image is like a thread, each thread woven together to make a tapestry of intricate texture, and the tapestry tells a story, and the story is our past."

    Not technically a horror (although perhaps horror-adjacent with the kinds of anxiety and loss of control presented…

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  • The Wailing

    The Wailing

    ★★★★★

    Hooptober VIII | A Witch’s Calendar of Folk Horror #04 - 6 countries: South Korea

    Sprawling, slow-building, horrific mystery set amidst lush, rainy South Korean landscape photography. The camera bespells the viewer and proves to be an unreliable narrator, as we have even less information than the characters we're watching, an entire town of them slowly spiraling into pustulent decay and madness as something sweeps from family to family, with no discretion as to who it affects.

    I thought I…

  • The Beyond

    The Beyond

    ★★★★

    Hooptober VIII | A Witch’s Calendar of Folk Horror #04 - haunted house film

    I wanted to do a much better write-up for this, but with how interrupted and piecemeal my viewing experience was thanks to my current living situation, I just leave you with what's below. I fully intend to give this a rewatch after seeing the other two entries of Fulci's Gates of Hell trilogy, both because I accidentally watched this out of order, and because I want…

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  • Lake Placid

    Lake Placid

    ★★★

    I was hoping this would be a little bit better than it was, but it was fine. I'm not sure if it was trying too hard to be funny or if it's just not my brand of humor, but most of the jokes weren't landing all that well for me. At least they weren't annoying though, I guess? I did enjoy Betty White's killer cameo and that the film wasn't taking itself too seriously. Could have used some camping up…

  • Jaws

    Jaws

    ★★★★★

    "Look fellas, let's be reasonable, huh? This is not the time or the place to perform some kind of a half-assed autopsy on a fish."

    Me: That would be called a necropsy, you fool.

    I've now seen Jaws three times in the entirety of my life. The first time I was very small, single digit age. I don't really even remember enough of what I watched at that point, just that I had an incredible ocean fear afterward and it…