Friday, September 25, 2020

Verotika




 For years i've been stoked for Verotika. Glenn Danzig directing a horror anthology? Sign me up! Then i read the reviews, they were abysmal but some developed a cult following out of it. So will this be The Room? I love so bad they're good movies but this was just bad. A friend of mine watched this the same time i did and we were texting about how god awful it was. This is not a film to watch with friends, this isn't a fun film. The Room, Plan 9, Troll 2, they all are shit but they have charm and are quotable. This feels like a screener, a bottom of the barrel, scrape by the bare minimum,  porn level acting with out the sex, but with sex, piece of shit. Each tale begins and ends oddly, transitions between scenes is awkward, the acting is horrendous, the make up and effects might be some of the worst ever put to film and the sex scenes and "sensual" aspects are far from sensual or sexy. This is one of the worst films ever and not in a good way. Glenn, stick to music. 

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Ratched




 Ratched might just be the best series of the year. Sarah Paulson delivers her career best performance as an already iconic character. However this is nothing like One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. This is a tinted, pulpy almost noir esque game of manipulation with classic horror influences but with Ryan Murphy's stamp all over it. This is the most focused Murphy series yet and feels the least cluttered of his library. It didn't feel needed but it sure is welcome! 

Saturday, September 19, 2020

The Devil All The Time




 The Devil All The Time is easily one of the years best films. You feel the Coen Brothers influence throughout this Southern fried slice of crime, porn, snuff, religion, murder and debauchery. Told in different decades the film showcases every actor involved and every single actor delivers an excellent performance especially Tom Holland, Bill  Skarsgard, Robert Pattinson, Sebastian Stan, Riley Keough, Jason Clarke, and Harry Melling. A haunting score and soothing narration guide us though the bloodshed as various characters lives intersect with one another. 

Lost Girls and Love Hotels




 Lost Girls and Love Hotels got a bit of promotion on various horror sites? Why? Cause it involves kink? Many claim to be into kink these days but few truly are. This here is not 50 Shades, it atleast understands kink. With that said all this film is, is Alexandra Daddario drinking booze and fucking, for over 90s minutes. No nudity outside of ass, but she has a nice one so no complaints, but even the sex scenes are dull. Who directed this? Tommy Wiseau? I mainly watched this for her, but i should have listened to the previous reviews. 

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Spiral




 Spiral is a damn fine horror film where the horror is secondary to the social commentary on race and gay rights. Ominous from the start of the film and it doesn't let up for 90 minutes. The lead Jeffery Bowyer-Chapman does a great job of a man losing his grip with reality as he is manipulated in a satanic game. 

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

The Paramedic




 Holy Shudder, Batman....no...no no, Shudder has produced some good shit, i'm sorry. Holy screeners, Batman. Yes, that's the ticket. The ticket for a poorly paced, wooden performance driven, dull as fuck joke. Netflix has had some gems like the Babysitter and this year they have great shit like The Old Guard and Project Power, but fuck, this might be the worst film they have made. I didn't expect a fast paced slasher, i expected a giallo actually, but instead we had a giallo by way of a Lifetime knockoff. 

Sunday, September 13, 2020

#alive




 #alive might be the best zombie film since Train To Busan. The film speaks volumes for today's society of quarantine and isolation and the power of social media and technology. Essentially the film is just 2 actors but through that we watch a bond as we also watch fear and disconnect. The film is fun but as far as the zombies go, they are a bit more intelligent than usual but at the core these are zombies as they should be, treated as a threat.