• The Evil Dead

    The Evil Dead

    it's so lost, so much so that even despite all of its wonderfully inspired imagery and decisions regarding atmosphere, it still ends up being absolutely dismal

  • Night of the Living Dead

    Night of the Living Dead

    ★★★★★

    surpassed my expectations, though it's got all of the zombie movie tropes i thought it would it feels remarkably fresh and unique

    the low budget and dated atmosphere only serve to make the whole thing feel more genuine, and as a result it's intimate and truly horrific in a way that i don't often find in movies with more focus on the action or gore

  • Squid Game

    Squid Game

    ★★★

    obviously extremely entertaining, though it wasn't great television. the writing was lacking and nothing seemed very well thought-out, but it was still good at conveying the horror and emotion it needed to keep you watching

  • The Crawling Eye

    The Crawling Eye

    ★★★★★

    fun and spirited, and far more ambitious in the range of its material than any other monster movie i can think of- whether it's radioactive clouds, or mind control, or aliens, or something else, it's got whatever you could possibly want out of it

  • Carrie

    Carrie

    ★★★★★

    though it was often overstated and clumsy, and while i need a deeper understanding of its message, i am astounded by the ambitiousness of its camerawork and imagery, and i'm floored by how effective it is at the parts that really count

  • Willy's Wonderland

    Willy's Wonderland

    this was just so weird, it was easily the most poorly written movie i've ever seen and i have no clue how it ever came to exist

  • Friday the 13th

    Friday the 13th

    give me a break, maybe you're not supposed to take these so seriously but at some point enough is enough, and i just can't appreciate a movie that includes a final twist jumpscare like that

  • I Know What You Did Last Summer

    I Know What You Did Last Summer

    unbelievably stupid, to the point that it's tiresome to watch, and certainly not something i'd ever willingly see again

  • X-Men

    X-Men

    ★★★★

    genuinely a fun and charming movie, it really helps that it feels so earnest, and it doesn't just come off as another average superhero movie

  • The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

    The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

    ★★★★

    it looked just incredible, and while the pacing left a little to be desired i think it managed to be properly spooky, which earns it some points in my book

  • Romeo + Juliet

    Romeo + Juliet

    ★★★

    this is such a great story, and that's even obvious when it's butchered almost beyond recognition by one of my least favorite directors of all time

  • No Country for Old Men

    No Country for Old Men

    ★★★

    the plot was successful in that it felt completely devoid of hope or meaning, at the expense of any deeper significance to me for the film as a whole