Andrew

Logging my hobby of escape in the world of film. Especially #horror, epic feats of filmmaking, and westerns.

Favorite films

  • Apocalypse Now
  • Fitzcarraldo
  • McCabe & Mrs. Miller
  • The Age of Innocence

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  • Halloween

    ★★★★

  • Near Dark

    ★★★★

  • The Wailing

    ★★★½

  • Shin Godzilla

    ★★★

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  • Near Dark

    Near Dark

    ★★★★

    Hooptober8.0 34/34

    So ends Hooptober 8, with a film I've been trying to watch for a long time. This thing is like 70 bucks to buy on DVD from Amazon.

    Thankfully, I was able to subscribe to one of those obscure 7 day trials on Prime to finally watch this.

    Late 80's styled gore, with some romance thrown in. The tag line might mention True Blood and Twilight, but these vampires are cold blooded killers that look increasingly like vermin…

  • The Wailing

    The Wailing

    ★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Hooptober8.0 33/34
    Criteria Satisfied: 3/3 Asian Horror

    Complicated and a little bloated in both tone and plot. This starts off dark, but wot a twist of humor, and eventually it's dark and anguished. At first this made me think of the abuse of women, where there were many moments that people in positions of authority did not seem to want to connect the dots. It reminded me of Bolaño in that sense, but quickly changed to something else.

    Then there…

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  • Hobgoblins

    Hobgoblins

    Hooptober6.0 1/33

    So begins Hooptober, just after midnight on the 15th of September.

    Half a star higher than it deserves for the grenades. Honestly, this isn't even "so bad it's good." It's just bad. I'd watch a marathon of thankskilling before watching this again.

    Happy hooptober, it can only go up from here!

  • Angst

    Angst

    ★★★★


    Hooptober7.0

    3/33

    Angst is taxing from the beginning. The lifeless confessions of the killer's internal monologue under different circumstances might make me roll my eyes at the romanticism of a psychopath, but the strength of this film is its simplicity and the fact that it does anything but romanticizing the killer.

    The camera is crazy throughout this, as manic as its subject, from shaky closeups and POV shots to jarring angles that transform the killer into either a scurrying and…