CRAWL

Crawl knows exactly what kind of movie it is, and absolutely succeeds in delivering. It’s a film as brutal, relentless, and satisfyingly simple as its gators.

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MIDSOMMAR

There’s a surreal horror to Midsommar’s most brutal scenes, to see nightmarish imagery imbued with such pleasantness and even twisted beauty.

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BLUE SPRING



Blue Spring is devastating. Amplifying the angst-filled emotion which propels much of the high school drama contained within, the film whiplashes the viewer from contention to contention, promising a dizzying and highly turbulent cinematic experience.

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HOUSE OF LEXI

Hauntingly melancholic

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Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

If the documentary (by the same director) wasn't enough to satisfy your curiosity, then I suppose you could do worse than this as a supplementary piece.

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BLACKWOOD

The result of this collaborative effort is a thickly atmospheric Lovecraftian-flavored tale that's far-and-away from feeling low budget, or amateur in execution.

 

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STARFISH

So if the idea of a dreamy, existentially moody character study, framed with ambiguity and set against the oppressive backdrop of a cosmic-horror apocalypse sounds like a good time (or a perfect bad time), Starfish is likely going to resonate well with you.  

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HIGH ON THE HOG

...there's still some scuzzy pulpy fun to be had, some goodness to be taken away from the experience, just so long as you're willing to navigate past it's largest problem.

 

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FRANCIS MAKES A FRIEND

Jake Braden takes the ordinary and inebriates it over the course of it's runtime, slowly slurring the narrative, and twisting the presentation until you're left with something that's nearly incoherent and intensely uncomfortable

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CLOSE CALLS

Daddy issues, drug addiction, a cannibalistic grandmother, boobs, and unhealthy eating habits power a psychosexual fever dream. Sound messy? It is! But over the course of two midnight viewings (it's pretty long for what it is), Close Calls coalesced, and its disjointed narrative mostly worked for me.

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US

Jordan Peele's cocktail blend of horror inspiration plays out similarly to, say, an extended episode of The Twilight Zone or Outer Limits, but instead of feeling unnecessarily stretched, it leverages the extra breathing room to construct a very creative multi-layered narrative

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TOP KNOT DETECTIVE

Top Knot Detective is two distinct things. A mockumentary about a fictional Japanese samurai show that took Australia by storm in the 90s, and also, a collage of vignettes taken from said fictional Japanese samurai show. The latter of which, works great. The former however, eh...not so much.

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BOOK OF MONSTERS

...a bloody-grinned monster party that's one part Goosebumps, one part Evil Dead (with bits of Buffy the Vampire Slayer sprinkled in for good measure)

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PURGATORY ROAD

Purgatory Road is a jaded, scathing commentary on religious piety, one framed in unflinching violence, angst, and the cyclic nature of abuse

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THE HOUSE

Thanks to its atmospheric strengths and technical competency, an eye-pleasingly creepy film to run through—over and over again.

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