#Midsommar #Teaser #Hereditary
“A young woman reluctantly joins her boyfriend on a summer trip where things quickly go awry.”
First off, what the fuck was this supposed to be? I get that it’s supposed to be a commentary on the art world and a horror movie at the same time, but I literally don’t get what I’m supposed to get from it outside of that. There’s so many plot threads and downtime in between all the crazy parts that it causes the movie to have an inconsistent tone. Am I supposed to laugh or be scared or just think? Velvet Buzzsaw is a nearly 2 hour cocktease of a movie that has some interesting ideas, but it wants to tackle too much, and really ends up doing none of it very well. I understand the main idea though. There’s a lot of jaded pretentious art people. I got this right away and there was nothing new that the smartest comedies to even the most bottom of the barrel satires haven’t already done communicating that same idea. Art people are pretentious. It takes a large bulk of its run-time making sure we get that as we’re seeing a lot of these characters just living their life functioning around this world.
“After a series of paintings by an unknown artist are discovered, a supernatural force enacts revenge on those who have allowed their greed to get in the way of art.”
We reviewed Drew Goddard’s mysterious thriller Bad Times at the El Royale.
#BadTimesAtTheElRoyale #MovieReview #DrewGoddard
“Circa 1969, several strangers, most with a secret to bury, meet by chance at Lake Tahoe’s El Royale, a rundown hotel with a dark past. Over the course of one night, everyone will show their true colors – before everything goes to hell.”
Having been kicked in the head, twice, by both of his Raid films, I was looking forward to Gareth Evans full-length Horror film Apostle. Even more so having seen how he handled the genre in V/H/S/2 and gave the world Safe Haven, easily one of the best 20 minutes of horror put to screen. Surprisingly, Apostle turned out to be a much slower burn than I was expecting, but it proves that Evans has more to him than just hard-boiled action.
#31DaysofHorror #Horror #October2018 #TheHauntingOfHillHouse #Halloween #MikeFlanagan
“Flashing between past and present, a fractured family confronts haunting memories of their old home and the terrifying events that drove them from it.”