The Last Shift (2014)
A rookie cop’s 1st shift alone in the last night of a closing police station turns into a living nightmare.
My thoughts: A great premise and some solid (if not altogether original) scares, but this one suffers from some shaky performances, a weak script, and dubious horror movie logic.
Two best friends see their trip of a lifetime take a dark turn when one of them is struck by a mysterious affliction. Now, in a foreign land, they race to uncover the source before it consumes him completely.
My thoughts: Flashes of inventiveness but overwhelmed by its unintended silliness.
Color Out of Space (2019)
A secluded farm is struck by a strange meteorite which has apocalyptic consequences for the family living there and possibly the world.
My thoughts: Wonderfully weird in its embracing of its cosmic horror trapping yet, at the same time, tonally discordant. Cage’s over the top performance robs the film of any real sense of terror.
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