Brett Marcus Cook

Brett Marcus Cook

Comic creator, painter, kaiju enthusiast, neurotic.

Favorite films

  • Stalker
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion
  • Godzilla vs. Hedorah
  • Daisies

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  • Quatermass and the Pit

    ★★★★

  • Phantom of the Paradise

    ★★★★

  • The Quatermass Xperiment

    ★★★½

  • The Ritual

    ★★★★

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  • Quatermass and the Pit

    Quatermass and the Pit

    ★★★★

    Never thought I'd be so into a slow burn archaeological dig, but I loved watching this horror unfold, each new discovery wilder than the one before, with barely anything else happening. The finale is when everything explodes and becomes downright apocalyptic, with some lovely sets and visuals. Quatermass is less of a bastard here, especially since he's butting heads with an ignorant general for so much of the runtime. I can see just how influential this movie is, especially on John Carpenter.

  • Phantom of the Paradise

    Phantom of the Paradise

    ★★★★

    A sleazy, wonderful rock opera that only Brian De Palma and Paul Williams could make. Such a good time from start to finish.

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  • Armitage III: Poly Matrix

    Armitage III: Poly Matrix

    ★★★

    If you thought Ghost in the Shell was a little too slick and sophisticated, then Armitage is the straight to video trashy sister you may prefer.

  • The Blue Pearl

    The Blue Pearl

    ★★★★

    Ishiro Honda's first film, and the first of his that I've watched that isn't sci-fi or a monster movie, though there are some strong parallels between this and Godzilla. A very strong drama highlighting the clash between the old and the young, the rural and the urban, told in a very feminine way and with a lot of heart.