I’ll be honest here: I’m not even rating this film because how can you? We’re going into a film about a killer Llama inexplicably sent from space to fuck up a load of teens for no good reason, other than for our entertainment. I appreciate the gesture, sure – but at what point did B-movies tip so low?
I’m not saying I’m mad, I’m just saying – I’ve now sat through a film about a killer piñata, tire AND sofa. While I appreciate a good haunted object flick – see recently, Amityville Horror: The Evil Escapes – this modern slew just proves that nothing is sacred anymore. Having said that, these films (objects or animals) are made for, and by, people with tastes exactly like mine so I’m being very hypocritical, right?
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Funny how most of our free-for-all choices veer towards the weird, wonderful and macabre. This week is no exception as we explore the unusual delicacy of human flesh.
Makes you think: is there really a fringe faction out there chowing down on their fellow man?
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I don’t really know how to intro these posts anymore. “This is a film we’ve watched, here’s what I thought” is about the gist of it.
This week’s choice by Jill though is very special, I’ll give it that.
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Baby birds, monsters and the perfect family veneer are the gist of this week’s film.
Continue reading “Hatching review” →
We’re back with a Free For All month which will no doubt include mostly horror because honestly, does any other genre matter? While there’s no guarantee it will all go according to plan, I do know that our next few choices appear to be incredibly oddball which has always been the backbone of the Collab.
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Friendship, eh? Some might argue it’s the most important thing in life. In order to survive this cesspool, we need like-minded allies to keep us cackling and lend an understanding ear when needed. This week’s film focuses on the dissolution of a long-term friendship for no discernible reason, which has to be the ultimate head fuck.
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Imagine your only concern on this one night is getting into as many parties as possible – and maybe taking your crush home for a good seeing to? Honestly, that sounds stressful as hell to me: several parties on the same night? Talking to your crush, let alone trying to bed them? I’d rather stay home. But, say this is your situation – low level stakes, right?
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More Awards-worthy talking this week with this rumination on life after tragedy and horror. Which might not sound exactly fun but hey, not all our films can be about lesbian mermaids, unfortunately.
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We’re back after a lovely December hiatus with Awards films (or those that could find themselves nominated this coming awards season). Whether this tasty black comedy actually finds itself in receipt of a statuette remains to be seen but it should be praised – not only for Anya’s ethereal central performance but for the reasons I’ll outline poorly below.
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It’s unusual not to have Florence Pugh twirling in circles in a flower crown, honestly but sometimes you have to keep an open mind. I won’t give away my view of this psychological thriller in the first paragraph, but I will say that, if you’re looking for a film about sainthood and the concept of martyrdom, maybe watch Martyrs (the original) instead.
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I never need an excuse to crack out the horror, obviously but this world is a trash fire and the only feasible release I can see right now is of the unhinged variety.
Thankfully, we didn’t have to look too far for our next dose of the deranged, although sadly it wasn’t Jill’s first or even second choice. Apparently, even in the year 2022, the UK is still behind the US in terms of some film releases.
But we move. Whether we like it or not, we have to move.
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The old and infirm seem to be having a renaissance in horror right now (see X most recently) and I for one am here for it.
Getting older is a terrifying prospect in itself but juxtapose that with attractive young people, a creepy AF setting, zero chill – and you get something like this German horror film.
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