Eraserhead (1977)

Eraserhead Movie Review

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Eraserhead Movie Review

Eraserhead is a 1977 weird movie directed by David Lynch and it is one of his most famous films. And yes, it is weird and that is what defines it.

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In heaven, everything is fine

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Eraserhead Movie Review

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I strongly disliked this movie. Everything in it was very annoying and unlikable. It is weird in a negative sense. The story concerns a man who fears parenthood and has nightmares regarding the disfigured baby. And this could have been good, but it is executed poorly and it becomes a disgusting and awfully gross to watch.

The direction from Lynch is pretentious. This movie is as pretentious as they come. The imagery and visuals are the only good points here. And the effects are of course great. But all those technical aspects don’t help much when they created this very unlikable and disgusting world.

The character development in Eraserhead is non-existent. All of the characters are poorly developed and also highly unsympathetic. The acting is nothing to write home about too. Everything in this movie is barely touched upon and underdeveloped. And the running time is also incredibly short, but it may be a good thing here because of the bad quality. I really wanted it to end as quickly as possible how boring, stupid and unlikable it was.

The only good thing here are the technical aspects, of which the cinematography is the highlight. The director really has a knack for black-and-white cinematography and it suits his imagery and sentiment the best.

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Eraserhead Movie Review

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Eraserhead is, it has to be mentioned, boring as it can be. There are many prolonged and dragged sequences that don’t add much to the already short film and those are just tedious and indescribably dull. The whole movie is boring despite its running time which is really saying something.

This is probably his worst film and it is pronounced usually as one of his best which is insane having in mind how ‘The Elephant Man’ has everything this movie doesn’t have a bit and it is a shame to see how he made such a bad film before that classic. And it just adds to show how 1977 is such an incredibly weak year in film. So weak with just a handful of classics.

With a bunch of boring and awfully extended sequences, non-existent character development, so-so acting, many disgusting scenes and with a lack of heart or point to it, Eraserhead is an overrated and definitely a bad film which is visually good and it has great cinematography, but that’s just it. Everything else is highly annoying and unlikable leading to what is probably the director’s worst film.

My Rating – 2

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Alien (1979)

Alien Movie Review

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Alien Movie Review

Alien is a 1979 science fiction horror film directed by Ridley Scott and starring Sigourney Weaver. It is one of the best blockbusters of all time.

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It’s a robot! Ash is a goddamn robot!

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Alien Movie Review

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This is the movie that started it all, not just this franchise, but also the entire sub-genre of horror with aliens and set in space. To me the movie is great because it is such a phenomenal mix of science fiction and slasher horror. The slasher subgenre is usually not great, but here it was executed in the best way possible and there is not a single big flaw I could find in this movie so that is why it gets the perfect rating from me.

The pacing is where this movie shines among other things. It basically has a sci-fi first half and an all-out horror second half and it works wonderfully. I loved how slow paced it was at first as it led to such a perfect build up to exciting, scary action later on. The mystery of the derelict had remained a mystery until it was answered in ‘Prometheus’ and ‘Alien: Covenant’ and I have to say that I loved this movie for being more mysterious and ambiguous in quality. I also loved the more simplistic and elegant approach that led to its timeless appeal.

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Alien Movie Review

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Ripley is one of the best ever female action heroes, there is no denying that. She might even be the very best. She is tough, but believably so as she has her panicky and more human moments here as well. I love her character and she is one of the main reasons why the original series was so great. Sigourney Weaver is naturally awesome in her most famous role and she plays Ripley so well on all levels.

Dallas is the most forgettable member of the crew, but Lambert is pretty solid. I liked how she was more emotional than Ripley and the portrayal of these two very different women was very realistic and a great choice. Brett is just there to die as is Kane, but they aren’t fully disposable and their deaths are felt.

Parker is a memorable character and not just a token black man. He was more realistic than most of these crew members and I liked that. Of course Mother as this computer on the ship is quite memorable, but Ash is one of the best characters here as this android who was ordered to bring the alien specimen back to Earth. The twist reveal was great and unexpected when you watch it for the first time and he is such a phenomenal secondary villain here, so well played by Ian Holm. So Alien definitely has better than average character development for a horror flick.

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Alien Movie Review

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The alien himself is pretty outstanding. Now I could see in one scene that it was a human in a suit playing it, a dancer more specifically, but other times it was much more convincing and for this time those effects were brilliant and almost seamless. It was definitely the best choice for that time and it paid off significantly. It looks great and sounds great and that is why the movie aged like fine wine.

I loved that it was just one Xenomorph here and again that is why this movie is so brilliant and timeless in its simplicity. It posed real threat and only Ripley stopped him and the way she did that was so well executed and perfectly believable. Despite that typical “let’s split” behavior which is so annoying, this horror film is otherwise pretty clever and the characters almost never made mistakes.

The scares are definitely there and are definitely felt. The first half is mysterious and atmospheric in quality and the second one if quite creepy at times with just the right mix of jump scares, atmospheric thrills and monster action. The highlights are the scene where the creature jumps from Kane’s chest and the whole twist ending was definitely unforgettable. I also loved the scenes on the planet with the mysterious alien as well as Xenomorph eggs. And of course Ash’s reveal is pretty awesome too.

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Alien Movie Review

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Alien is beautifully made. The direction from Ridley Scott is outstanding and this is his magnum opus without any doubt. It is magnificently edited and visually arresting with great effects and I loved how the ship looked as well as the alien and the android. It looks awesome for a 1979 film. And of course it sounds great thanks to such a good score and brilliant sound effects that only further heighten the tension. It truly is an undisputed genre classic.

Alien is a timeless masterpiece, the best sci-fi horror film and one of the finest blockbusters of all time. Ash the android is such a great character as is Ripley of course who is so well played by Sigourney Weaver in her most famous role. The film is mysterious and atmospheric in its first half and so intense and creepy in the second half. The direction, acting, story and thrills, brilliant editing and amazing special effects all add to such an unforgettable experience.

My Rating – 5

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Village of the Damned (1960)

Village of the Damned Movie Review

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Village of the Damned Movie Review

Village of the Damned is a 1960 British horror film starring George Sanders. It is such a great, memorable horror.

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You have to be taught to leave us alone

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Village of the Damned Movie Review

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The plot here is so original and unlike anything I’ve seen before, highly memorable and influential. The whole village gets immobilized for a couple of hours and afterwards all of the women get pregnant. The kids are born more advanced with white hair and creepy eyes and special mind powers. It is up to George Sanders to stop them.

This is so obviously similar to The Twilight Zone both in style and in plot. It is basically that show’s never produced episode and I can imagine Rod Serling loving it. I loved its talkative and more scientific approach and those discussions are some of the best scenes. Of course the most memorable scene is the ending with the brick wall, very imaginative and intense.

I loved George Sanders here as he went against typecasting and he plays a hero for once. It paid off as he really delivered a strong performance and carried the entire movie on his shoulders. The other actors and actresses here suffer considerably when compared to him. I loved his character and of course the kids are so well established, creepy and wonderfully villainous.

Village of the Damned is a further proof of how great 1960 was for horror films and the best year ever for the genre. It is another strong addition to that year’s classic roster and most similar to ‘Eyes Without a Face’. It isn’t one of the best horror films ever, but it is one of the better ones.

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Its fatal flaw is its running time. Usually I love shorter movies, but this movie needed a longer running time. Clocking in at just 77 minutes, the story movies way too fast and the entire first half or so is rather rushed. The story is too detailed and rich for such a short runtime.

It is technically amazing. The direction should have been better, but the film looks great owing to terrific special effects for its time. I could sometimes see that when kids had glowing eyes those were still photos, but again for 1960 this was amazing trick photography. And because it focuses so much on psychology and not as much on effects, it managed to become timeless and it aged remarkably well and is enjoyable and atmospheric to this day.

Being basically the greatest Twilight Zone episode never produced, Village of the Damned truly is a horror classic. Its story is iconic and highly original and although the film is too short and rushed, it is so well plotted, acted and made with terrific effects, excellent dialogue and a superb performance from George Sanders who went against typecasting here and was unusually heroic. The film looks and sounds great and it’s filled with a lot of unforgettable scenes.

My Rating – 4.5

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The Others (2001)

The Others Movie Review

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The Others Movie Review

The Others is a 2001 horror film directed by Alejandro Amenabar and starring Nicole Kidman. It is a pretty good, but flawed effort.

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Sometimes the world of the living

gets mixed up with the world of the dead

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The Others Movie Review

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Now obviously this film is a very interesting horror experiment which I admired, but also did not really love. Its double twist ending I did not see coming and it pleasantly surprised me. It was a worthy pay-off to an otherwise dull and uninvolving picture. That ending made it somewhat original and definitely unforgettable, but it also heavily relied on that twist which is so obviously influenced by ‘The Sixth Sense’.

It also made the entire movie implausible. The protagonists turned out to have been dead all along and thus the reveal that “the intruders” are the only living people in the house is fun, but doesn’t make any sense whatsoever. Why then would they have not seen them before? They are living in the house so they should have been there all along. It rendered the movie totally unbelievable and full of plot holes.

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But I still did like The Others, do not get me wrong. I just think that it could have easily been great with a couple of tweaks here and there, but ended up being just good. It is one of those serious horror films and it utilizes on its haunted house trope as best as it could. Certainly the first half is overly slow and frankly even dull at some points, but it has its moments and the second half was worth the huge build-up in my opinion.

Nicole Kidman is excellent here. She obviously was trying too hard with her British accent, but her performance is still terrific per usual. The others are also fine. I liked her character and she was very well established. I found the entire part with her husband sort of unnecessary, but at least the kids are very memorable and cute and I liked their dynamic. And of course Bertha and the others are terrific and the highlights here.

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The Others is very well shot and I liked the house, but did not love it. Some scenes were terrific such as that sheet sequence and of course the entire third act. To me the film worked best in the ghost sequences while it was too slow in non-ghost ones. I loved the score as it was so great and atmospheric and the film is very well directed by Amenabar, though weakly paced.

The Others is a good horror film, but far from a great one. It looks and sounds good with a great score, Nicole Kidman is very good in the main role and the film features an interesting story that utilizes on its haunted house trope well. But the first half is way too slow and frankly even dull at times and although the double twist ending is a lot of fun and unforgettable, it also rendered the movie totally implausible and full of plot holes.

My Rating – 4

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Blade II (2002)

 Blade II Review

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Blade II Movie Review

Blade II is a 2002 superhero horror film directed by Guillermo del Toro and starring Wesley Snipes. It is an improvement upon its predecessor.

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What do you really think?

They’re gonna fuck us the first chance they get

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Blade II Movie Review

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Yes, I definitely preferred Blade II over ‘Blade’. It certainly does have all of the problems of the original and surely enough, Wesley Snipes’ performance is as weak and mediocre as it was in the original and the plot is almost non-existent. Actually the plot is worse here as it is much more convoluted with too many characters and plot points.

I liked the villains, but overall the characters were quite weak. And the acting is nothing to write home about. The approach is actually kind of interesting. Whereas the original was all about action, this is also filled with action, but it definitely also has evident horror sensibilities as it is much more gory and disgusting this time around.

That is mostly because this is the product of Guillermo del Toro who has always preferred horror. And he is most definitely the sole reason why Blade II is an improvement as his direction definitely leads to a better put out and looking film. I liked the special effects and the film looks and sounds fine (though it relied too heavily on aggressive music but that fits the story for sure), but the action is just fantastic.

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Blade II Movie Review

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Blade II needs to be seen just for the action and nothing else because it is still a three-star movie to me, definitely a stronger three, but still I gave it that rating as the plot and characters are just so mediocre. But the action is actually stupendous and definitely worth a watch.

I loved the fighting style of Blade and all of his fights were excellent, beautifully choreographed and just a lot of fun. It certainly felt too much like a video game, but for gamers, this should prove a big treat. Some of the set pieces were excellent and some action scenes were so phenomenally executed and so entertaining that they could rival the work of the MCU.

Blade II still has very mediocre characterization, weak acting and the story is not only subpar but also way too convoluted this time around, but Guillermo del Toro’s involvement led to much better direction, special effects and mostly action which is actually terrific in its execution and a lot of fun leading to a sequel that trumps its predecessor.

My Rating – 3

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The Host (2006)

The Host Movie Review

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The Host Movie Review

The Host is a 2006 South Korean horror film directed by Bong Joon-ho and starring Song Kang-ho. It is a competent, yet somewhat overrated horror flick.

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You are dimwits, right to the end.

I’ll see you in hell

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The Host Movie Review

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So basically the film is about an aquatic mutagen monster that starts attacking humans and not only killing them, but also spreading a virus that affects humans. The protagonist needs to save his daughter that was dragged into the sewers by the creature. That is the plot here and it’s definitely your typical monster flick, but done surprisingly well, I gotta admit.

It is competent in its action and effects. Yes, the creature isn’t great looking for today’s audience, but back in 2006 it was definitely terrific. The action is very well executed and every attack is well filmed and I really liked those scenes. The creature was so well utilized and although the film is never scary, it utilizes on its monster and setting really well.

But on the other hand, The Host doesn’t really have a lot going for it thematically speaking and in terms of the message. It is an emotional film at times and its characters and relationships are well established, but I never really got why the critics love it so much and praise it when it isn’t deep at all. Its criticism of America was on-point and I guess it realistically portrays paranoia and what would happen during an epidemic and catastrophe, but it doesn’t have anything else going for it.

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The Host Movie Review

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I liked the protagonist and you can see why Song Kang-ha is famous in South Korea as he really is excellent here and killed it in a difficult role. Others are very forgettable in comparison to him. The movie’s humor is your typical kind of Asian humor that sometimes hit but at times missed the target. But I do respect The Host for featuring a diverse tone.

The score is forgettable, but the cinematography is very good and the film is very well directed and made overall. It has a bunch of memorable action scenes, but I wanted more dramatic elements and the film isn’t really original in any way. So it is a good film, but far from great.

The Host is a good film that features solid characters, a very good performance from Song Kang-ho, great direction from Bong Joon-ho, well utilized setting and creature and stellar action/horror sequences, but it isn’t really original or thematically deep in any way and it is frankly a bit overrated.

My Rating – 4

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Life (2017)

Life Movie Review

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Life Movie Review

Life is a 2017 science fiction horror film directed by Daniel Espinosa and starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson and Ryan Reynolds. It is a pretty solid sci-fi horror flick.

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I know what I feel is not rational,

not scientific. I feel hate.

I feel pure fucking hate for that thing

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Life Movie Review

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So the six-member crew of the International Space Station discovers the first evidence of life outside Earth and they take the sample from Mars to the station to study it, but it eventually develops into a bigger creature and starts killing everyone. Of course Life is a very unoriginal film as it is very much an ‘Alien’ film with some traces of ‘Gravity’ in it as well.

That unoriginality’s obvious and baffling and the biggest problem the movie just never overcame. Another problem is the plausibility of the film’s plot as sometimes the alien acted way too cleverly and was basically indestructible to the point of it becoming ridiculous. And of course the ending is beyond obvious and I saw it coming from miles away.

However, I still liked Life despite all of these shortcomings because it is such a fun film. Yes, its thrills are definitely predictable and somewhat typical, but I have to say that I felt them as I was captivated by the film and I don’t know if the film was that competent in the horror/entertainment department or if I am just that big a fan of sci-fi horror flicks but at the end of the day I enjoyed watching it immensely.

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Life Movie Review

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This cast of actors and actresses is surely remarkable. The film is very diverse and I liked that as it wasn’t on-the-nose but was well played out and thankfully the black man did not die first. His character is quite good, though a bit typical of a scientist. But him being in a chair was refreshing to see.

Hiroyuki Sanada did a nice job, but his role wasn’t as memorable as the rest here were. Olga Dihovichnaya is much more memorable and her character is wonderfully competent and brave. Rebecca Ferguson did a great job in her very good role and it is nice that she got this gig after killing it in ‘Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation’. She is quickly becoming a talent to watch.

Jake Gyllenhaal is as great as he usually is and I really liked his performance and his character here. As for Ryan Reynolds, he plays himself and is good in the role, but I didn’t like that he had to die first as he was the funniest, most energetic person here and that energy was afterwards lost. Plus it really was ridiculous that they killed off their biggest star so soon.

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Life Movie Review

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Life looks great owing to terrific special effects. The alien creature or Calvin looks fine, but unoriginal as an octopus-like alien has been seen before (‘Arrival’ first comes to mind). But at least he did not look like Xenomorph. I liked learning more about his physiology but apart from those scenes and a couple of solid discussions, the film is never really clever or sophisticated and it relies almost purely on horror spectacle. The ship looked great, the action was excellent and so well executed and accompanied by a very good score that it eventually succeeds as a good, if not great genre flick.

Life is an entirely unoriginal sci-fi horror flick that also has an obvious ending, but it is still a solid and incredibly entertaining ride with very good genre thrills and it is fun to watch and really flies by. I also found its score and special effects to be excellent and its cast is obviously great with everyone doing a very good job in their roles. It is far from great, but it is a perfectly solid, competent genre film.

My Rating – 3.5

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Split (2017)

Split Movie Review

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Split Movie Review

Split is a 2017 thriller horror film directed M. Night Shyamalan and starring James McAvoy and Anya Taylor-Joy. It is such a stupendously good horror flick.

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The broken are the more evolved

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Split Movie Review

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It follows a man with a multiple personality disorder (he has 23 personalities and a potential 24th) who kidnaps and imprisons three teenage girls in an underground facility. The plot is pretty good and actually very original. This disorder is tailor-made for the horror genre and I am glad that Shayamalan realized that and made such a good use of it.

I thought the first half was excellent, very intriguing and quite suspenseful. I really liked all the different scenarios and it was a lot of fun watching all those different personalities emerge. However, the second half disappointed me. I did like the ending as it connected this movie with ‘Unbreakable’ so well and left a lot of room for a possible sequel to both movies. But what I didn’t like is the film’s refusal to show us the other personalities and not just the eight or so out of 24. That was a missed opportunity.

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Split Movie Review

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I also didn’t like some of the typical horror trappings that prevailed in the third act. Of course the protagonist survives and she was the toughest physically of the three and the other two girls were typical disposable teenagers so they had to die. I also disliked those flashbacks as they were kind of pointless.

So the girls I disliked more or less and that old lady psychologist was also frustrating because she was too much of an idiot and I really didn’t want her to die. But Kevin is great and he more than made up for the troublesome female characters. Such a fascinating character, so well established and developed. Of those different personalities, Hedwig is the most memorable and of course The Beast was quite menacing.

James McAvoy gave one of the year’s finest performances in Split. He is absolutely fantastic and again proves how hugely underrated and talented he is. He sold every single personality here and was believable in every single one of these roles. He killed it in such a difficult, multiple-part performance and is the standout of the whole movie. I also liked Anya Taylor-Joy here, but she was much weaker than him for sure.

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Split Movie Review

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So Split is pretty well directed and is actually my favourite of the director’s films. The dialogue is solid and the film deals with a lot of interesting issues and even though it doesn’t quite manage to explore all of them, it still provides for a rich, intriguing and clever experience. It succeeds as a pretty good thriller and it is even more so a thriller than a horror as the second half really didn’t feature enough scares, but at least the first one had some pretty atmospheric scenes. It doesn’t quite utilize on this winner premise to the fullest degree, but it succeeds more often than not and it was mostly a pretty satisfactory little film.

Split definitely is a missed opportunity in its second half as it doesn’t showcase more of those 23 personalities plus it suffers from some typical horror trappings there, but the first half is very good and the ending is quite interesting. The premise is amazing and the main character is so fascinating plus the movie deals with some interesting issues. But the biggest reason to see it lies in James McAvoy’s performance which is absolutely fantastic and he crushed it in such a demanding role, proving how talented and underrated he is in the process.

My Rating – 4

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The Cat and the Canary (1927)

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The Cat and the Canary

The Cat and the Canary is a 1927 silent horror film directed by Paul Leni and starring Laura La Plante and Creighton Hale. It is a pretty good, but not great horror flick.

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That clock hasn’t struck in twenty years – since the old man died!

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The plot is very good and actually quite detailed for a horror film. The movie has a very mysterious and atmospheric quality to it while consistently being a lot of fun. I liked most of the developments here and of course the monster is very memorable and with an interesting, scary for the time look to him.

The Cat and the Canary is a very modern film for better and for worse, certainly hugely influential. That means that the film is very atmospheric and actually scary in a way as it features very modern storytelling and even an early use of jump scares which was certainly unusual for a 1920s horror film.

However, there is also a bad side to its influential and contemporary nature. I am of course talking about an incredible amount of action scenes and a very frenetic pacing which is certainly modern, but I do not like that which is why the film suffered from it. A slower pace and a longer running time were definitely needed this time around.

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As for its humor, it is solid. The film is never truly funny and its mix of horror and comedy is problematic, but certainly original for the time and actually quite interesting. It led to a film that never took itself too seriously which was a departure from other horrors of the time and that makes it more memorable and admirable.

Creighton Hale is the only funny actor here as his character is very amusing. He was definitely modeled after Harold Lloyd. But others aren’t all that interesting and the female characters here were not as strong as the male ones are. But Laura La Plante is very memorable in her role and certainly the acting in this movie is quite strong as everyone was fun and gave pretty stellar performances. It’s a shame that it has too many characters and not that great development for them, though solid for this genre for sure.

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I particularly liked The Cat and the Canary’s technical aspects and those sell this movie in my honest opinion. The old dark house trope here is well utilized owing to a superbly looking house filled with a great attention to detail. And its rooms and corridors are well explored thanks to the fine work of Gilbert Warrenton whose cinematography work here is truly phenomenal. The film is definitely spooky and fun and even though I liked the build-up more than the actual conclusion, the overall storyline was certainly pretty good and meticulously crafted and told. To me the intertitles were the most memorable thing about this film as they are some of the most inventive of any silent film featuring such a clever way to compensate for the lack of sound by having letters enlarge and come at you and even having vibrating letters to increase tension. The effect was achieved tremendously and it strengthened the film in the process to being quite remarkable.

The Cat and the Canary has too many characters and it is influential and modern for better and for worse as it is fun and having a lot of jump scares and modern thrills while also being too action oriented and frenetic in pacing. But the plot is well told and quite detailed actually, the cinematography is stellar, the humor and acting are solid and the strong, spooky atmosphere is achieved through the use of some of the most clever and inventive intertitles in any silent film.

My Rating – 4

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Eyes Without a Face (1960)

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Eyes Without a Face Movie Review

Eyes Without a Face is a 1960 French horror film directed by Georges Franju and starring Pierre Brasseur and Alida Valli. It is a very strong, truly memorable horror movie.

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My face frightens me.

My mask frightens me even more

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It is about a doctor who goes out of his length to help his daughter get a new face after she got disfigured in an accident. This is pretty much something that could come up from the mind of Rod Serling and surely the film reminded of a lengthy Twilight Zone episode. And naturally, being a huge fan of the show myself, I ate it up and I loved this film.

Yes, I agree with the critics in that the film is very contemporary today given all the fuss around cosmetic surgery and it was executed in a way that it can be creepy and disturbing even today. A very admirable, timeless horror film this is. I loved the story, its poetic elements are strong and the film’s ending is simply beautiful and emotionally rewarding.

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The acting is very strong and both Pierre Brasseur and Edith Scob did a very good job, but it is Alida Valli who stole the show here and proved how great of an international actress she was. She killed it in such a great, villainous role and her acting is a great mix of theatrical and subtle. Her character and the doctor are both great and I loved how Louise eventually rebelled and her story is so strong.

Eyes Without a Face isn’t a perfect film as its flaws are pretty obvious. The surgery sequence is a bit too gross and overly sensational in approach and in my opinion the third act was filmed in an awkward manner and some scenes were either unnecessary or not at all well paced. But other than that, the film is great and it is a shame that the French rarely made horror movies as this was a proof that they could be great at them.

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So I loved the atmosphere and of course the film is so well acted, directed, filmed and particularly scored as its score is gorgeous and very memorable. The entire film is poetic and artistic, but still containing strong horror elements. The dog attack scene at the end was brutal and the surgery scene is highly unapologetic as well leading to one of the most brutal horror films of its time. Those two scenes and the ending are my favorites. Of course I loved the make-up effects and that mask and especially the new face looked very real. The only scene that rang false was the stabbing moment which was silly and laughable how stupidly it was filmed, but the effects are stellar and the film is otherwise very much ahead of its time. It is again a proof of how great a year 1960 was when it comes to horror and it’s one of the best French films of the period, much better than those infinitely overrated dramas of the time.

Eyes Without a Face is a bit too gross in its surgery sequence and the third act was badly paced, but the film is otherwise such a stellar, ahead of its time horror film that is both artistic and emotional in approach, but also horrific and filled with great genre thrills. The acting and direction are great, the effects are excellent, the score is gorgeous and the film is very memorable owing to a bunch of unforgettable sequences such as the aforementioned surgery one, the dog attack scene and the ending which is beautiful.

My Rating – 4.5

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