This is actually kind of awesome??? A bunch of kids get tortured to Oingo Boingo songs in a nightmare realm. Also genuinely really funny in a way its “gritty reboot” reputation never let on? Gets way too saccharine at the end but otherwise this is an Evil Dead movie for kids and I love it.
Really fascinating, this would pair nicely with Mishima and Crusing as a (deviant) sexuality = death drive triple feature. I’d call this the weakest of the three since it feels more like a series of vignettes than a film, but many scenes could go toe-to-toe with Cronenberg’s most famous (car wash in particular). Fantastic score from Howard Shore. 4K blu from Arrow looks gorgeous, fuck Criterion.