This film started out messy but slowly began to fall into a smoother place as it progressed. By the end it hit an unexpected emotional peak that completely caught me off guard. I’ve never felt so hungry and sad at the same time.
My Neighbor Totoro 1988
My heart has permanently increased in size.
Seldom do horror films actually live up to the purely subjective proclamation of being “one of the scariest movie ever made”, but in my personal opinion, this one comes pretty close in its own unique way. The entire 100 minutes of this atmospheric nightmare evoke a deep, unshakable sense of anxiety that rapidly increases in waves as time moves forward, and the scares are sparsely unleashed. By the end, I had no idea what happened, but I am shook, and my level of curiosity is through the roof.
The Scooby-Doo Project 1999
Extra Credit: 1/3
This is a combination I never could’ve thought of. Blending The Blair Witch Project with Scooby-Doo is one of the greatest horror parody ideas ever. I can’t believe I’ve never seen this. It’s borderline criminal.
A sensory spectacle that truly feels epic in almost every way, and works well at transporting you to a rich world that is undeniably interesting. What’s missing is the sense of heart that could take this to the next level for me. I found myself enjoying what I was experiencing but when it was over I didn’t really feel anything aside being entertained. Keep in mind; I’ve never read or seen any version of this story, so I’m definitely not one who feels informed enough to state whether this works or not, but I definitely wish this would’ve grabbed me with a greater level of intensity.