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  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  • Trainspotting
  • Rear Window
  • Mulholland Drive

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  • Death Ship

    ★★

  • Malignant

    ★★★★

  • Sinister 2

    ★½

  • Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

    ★★★½

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  • Death Ship

    Death Ship

    ★★

    31 Days of Horror

    Film 29

    I often give two stars to films that I really don’t like, but that may have fleeting moments of quality or ideas that I like in them. I’ve also given two stars to films that are essentially objectively terrible but I actually really enjoyed them; they’re so bad they’re impossible not to enjoy. Death Ship falls squarely into the latter category. 

    Where do I begin with the issues with this one? Firstly, there isn’t…

  • Malignant

    Malignant

    ★★★★

    31 Days of Horror

    Film 28

    A plot twist as a narrative device is one that is often use by many directors in order to generate shock and suspense. Many plot twists are utterly predictable, especially ones in horror movies; usually the twist is something you saw coming half an hour before the twist is revealed and it’s usually a damp squib that never succeeds on its promise to shock. We’ve had The Sixth Sense, Shutter Island, Orphan, Split, The…

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  • Alien

    Alien

    ★★★★★

    31 Days of Horror

    Film 21

    Major disclaimer before I actually write this review; I had not watched this film, and there many major films I should have watched. Although this is my 790th film there’s some big hitters I’ve not yet watched, but I still get excited for them when they come up. Alien is perhaps the biggest horror film I’ve never watched, and as people who don’t watch horrors have watched Alien I felt like I’d missed out…

  • Martyrs

    Martyrs

    ★★★½

    31 Days of Horror 

    Film 22

    The following review is at odds with the disdain I give films that can be construed as torture porn; I find that these films often sacrifice their narrative in order to shock and offend. Perhaps the most notorious example of this is Hostel; I personally think Hostel is a jumbled, xenophobic, backwards, offensive mess barely even worthy of being called a film. I always view these films with a degree of trepidation. Would Martyrs be…