• Halloween II

    Halloween II


    I really love Pleasence's performance in these movies. His line deliveries are simultaneously apocalyptic and nonchalant. Does he care too much, or not at all? What a sly little devil, though he should probably spend more time at the gun range since he's swangin' and bangin' that shooter around so often with such pitiful results.

  • The Final Destination

    The Final Destination


    Okay, so they made it to four before really rolling out the trash. At least that one guy got his guts vacuumed into an amazing bloodshart explosion, so it's not a total wash.

  • Halloween



    This motherfucker is in his 60's now, how does he do it? I guess the decades of catatonic downtime in between murder sprees keeps one spry into old age.

  • Warning



    As an anthology movie aficionado I'd have to say taking already short segments and chopping them up and trying to force them to interconnect is a poor way to structure your anthology film. Better filmmakers than this have tried and it's too difficult to square. A poor man's Black Mirror.

  • Copshop



    The movie makes no sense and suffers most when they try to paper over that fact but it's an undeniably well made riff on the "police station under siege" micro-genre, at least from a camerawork/editing/makeup/set dressing standpoint, so it feels stylish even if it's a little thin. I'm still stanning for Frank Grillo, my man gets to stretch his range a little and I love it for him.

  • Final Destination 3

    Final Destination 3


    When you think about it, it's nuts that there's a slasher film series where the "slasher" is the non-personification of death. Jason and Michael may be unkilllable, but they're at least tangible and embodied as a single entity. Even Freddie has limitations and personal foibles to exploit. These dumbass teens have the misfortune of flailing at a metaphysical concept. Diminishing returns from the first two but MEW has obvious star power and they crank up the nudity.

  • Halloween Kills

    Halloween Kills


    The most intimate and, dare I say, erotically charged portrayal of Michael to date. This Michael yeans for connection and community, this Michael cares. He stabs, but he cares. Something something it takes it a village to raise and then be slaughtered by a psychopath? I dunno, I was distracted by the big lumbering stud.

  • Final Destination 2

    Final Destination 2


    It's kind of pointless to root against death so we might as well cheer as it mows through a gaggle of dopey teens.

  • Final Destination

    Final Destination


    This era will be remembered as the pinnacle of American culture. This film will be a key text to deciphering why.

  • Megan



    First review? This is kind of a bugnuts movie with some wild sexual politics but it's not boring, even if it's not "good" per se. I don't know if some of the twists here are earned, but as previously stated, they are effective at drawing attention. If you're in the mood for weird and indie, give it a watch.

  • BAB



    More sense than sensibility, but I dug the wavelength it was jamming on.

  • There's Someone Inside Your House

    There's Someone Inside Your House


    I re-watched the original Halloween recently and was stuck by how the simple and narrowly focused story is so effective at building tension and atmosphere, which are both required elements for a slasher. Piling on the plot while also overstuffing it with kill sequences is antithetical to the genre. I swear it's possible to still innovate with simplicity!