Last Night in Soho (2021)
An aspiring fashion designer is mysteriously able to enter the 1960s where she encounters a dazzling wannabe singer. But the glamour is not all it appears to be and the dreams of the past start to crack and splinter..
Thoughts: Lurches from teen drama to sci-fi to thriller to horror, plodding through a premise that offers its protagonist surprisingly little agency until it’s far too late. Stylish, but frustratingly repetitive, with an absolutely ridiculous final twist.
Madison is paralyzed by shocking visions of grisly murders, and her torment worsens as she discovers that these waking dreams are in fact terrifying realities.
Thoughts: From the over-blown script to the over-the-top performances to the exaggerated reveals, this one fully embrace its inherent cheesiness, but it does so without a shred of irony, leading one to question whether the filmmakers are truly in on the joke.
The House of the Devil (2009)
In 1983, financially struggling college student Samantha Hughes takes a strange babysitting job that coincides with a full lunar eclipse. She slowly realizes her clients harbor a terrifying secret.
Thoughts: The slow-burn build in suspense is almost unbearable in this delightful 80’s-style retro gem. Writer/Director/Editor Ti West has crafted a confident little chiller befitting its inspirational roots.
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2 thoughts on “September 8, 2022: The Horror Marathon continues!”
So the winner is The House of the Devil (2009)! I’ll look for that one.
This week has been so disturbing for our area. First, we had a jogger murdered. To make this worse is that people I “previously” respected are saying stupid things about the victim. “What was she doing out at 4 am?” When was she supposed to jog when it’s 103F heat index? She had to be at work at 7 am. That’s when joggers jog here but most of these people wouldn’t know that because they don’t get off their fat asses.
I’ve read about this type of victim blaming response. It’s supposed to be a coping mechanism about how they wouldn’t have been affected by this type of crime. It still sucks that people’s first inclination is blaming the victim. Unbelievable!
Then some crazy person is filming his shooting spree on Facebook. The world has gone insane. 🤯
End of rant. Sorry.
I have a big day of meal prep. I make a huge pot of whatever and freeze it into individual portions. It’s a big time saver on busy days. My hubby and I don’t eat the same foods, so this way I can serve to separate dishes at the same meal.
How’s your back feeling today?
Oh and I’m not a fan of the monarchy but I liked Elizabeth. She seemed like a class act. R.I.P. Queen Elizabeth.