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Static (REVIEW)

As sub genres reach the end of their ropes and the tropes become tired, new films have two choices to make to be successful. One, they can approach the concept with an indulgent tone and create an over the top massacre of the senses. Two, acknowledge the audiences exhaustion with the tropes and create a meta commentary concept. Last years “Evil Dead” remake opted for the first choice by making a balls out gore fest that gave a loving nudge to the cabin in the woods sub genre from where it was conceived.

Prisoners (REVIEW)

As with any horror sub-genre type, the more films that we consume the more we become aware of the rules and possibilities. The slasher genre had its deep cuts during the early to late 1980’s but eventually their impact became that of a paper cut due to their paper thin plots and supposed ending twists. Even the thriller genre isn’t free from fizzling down to a pile of ash. The number of mystery films released with a solid misdirecting plot has become so dismal that any sign of a new iteration is exhausting.

Retro Poster: "Bunny Lake is Missing" (1965)

When a single mom drops her daughter of at her first day of nursery school, you'd think she would use better judgement when she is unable to locate any teachers. Instead she chooses to drop her daughter off under the supervision of the school's head cook and is shocked to find out that her daughter is missing at the end of the day. Based on the novel of the same name by Marryam Modell, this film has developed quite the cult following over the years and rightfully so. The film, shot in black in white, is heavy in atmospheric creepiness with some amazing performances by the cast.

Session 9 (REVIEW)

There’s really nothing more disappointing than a great film that falls apart in the final act. It’s like going out to dinner and having a great meal that comes with a terrible dessert. No matter how much you liked the first two courses, the last thing you taste will be that awful, super-bitter and salty pudding. Not that I’m still bitter about a certain birthday dinner or anything. Though with films, it’s even worse.

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