Jennifer’s Body (2009)

A newly-possessed high-school cheerleader turns into a succubus who specializes in killing her male classmates. Can her best friend put an end to the horror?

Thoughts: There’s a glibness to the humor and an interminable delight in its own cleverness that makes this movie tonally off-putting. Still, is it entertaining? Yes. Is it scary? Definitely not.



Kill List (2011)

Nearly a year after a botched job, a hitman takes a new assignment with the promise of a big payoff for three killings. What starts off as an easy task soon unravels, sending the killer into the heart of darkness.

Thoughts: Unflinchingly brilliant and brutal in its examination of amorality, but it loses its way in its final act. I love to be surprised and challenged, but only insofar as there’s an underlying logic to the shocks and charades. And, in the end, esoteric rationalizations just don’t cut it.



Lamb (2021)

A childless couple discovers a mysterious newborn on their farm in Iceland.

Thoughts: The set-up is akin to an SNL parody skit, but Rapace’s commitment to the material makes it work. Weird, at times silly, Lamb never wavers in its commitment to playing it straight. Unique, disturbing and ultimately rewarding, but it takes a while to get there. Patience is required.


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2 thoughts on “August 5, 2022: The Horror Marathon continues!

    1. Thanks, Ponytail! She’s 86 and has a lot of other health problems. We are very fortunate. I’m thankful, Joe’s Mom is doing great, as well.

      Happy Saturday! I ran 3 miles and mowed the yard today. After a wonderful lunch, I’m going to watch the movie you reviewed “Jennifer’s Body”. 🤞🏻🍀

      Oh and has anyone tried making “Melting Potatoes”? I’m going to attempt making this next weekend. They look easy & good.

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