Racing to get 100 horror movies under my belt before Halloween!
Let Us Prey (2014)
Held in a remote police station, a mysterious stranger takes over the minds and souls of everyone inside.
Thoughts: Flashes of a pretty good movie here but, ultimately, contrived and silly.
Hunter, a newly pregnant housewife, finds herself increasingly compelled to consume dangerous objects. As her husband and his family tighten their control over her life, she must confront the dark secret behind her new obsession.
Thoughts: As one-note and detached as its protagonist. Weird, and not in a good way.
Who Invited Them (2022)
Adam and Margo’s housewarming party is a success, but after one couple linger long after the other guests have left, the evening takes a dark turn.
Thoughts: A very slow build to a lackluster climax with a twist that is delivered in annoyingly contrived fashion. The movie includes a vestigial B story we keep cutting away to that ultimately never impacts the A story.
The Taking of Deborah Logan (2014)
An elderly woman battling Alzheimer’s disease agrees to let a film crew document her condition, but what they discover is something far more sinister going on.
Thoughts: Dubious found footage horror movie logic, shaky performances from the supporting cast, and some really contrived scare scenes make this one a miss.
Summer of 84 (2018)
After suspecting that their police officer neighbor is a serial killer, a group of teenage friends spend their summer spying on him and gathering evidence, but as they get closer to the truth, things get dangerous.
Thoughts: Treads the same 80’s-inspired ground as Stranger Things but, unlike the show or its filmic inspirations, lacks warmth, a sense of wonder, and a willingness to challenge or reimagine the classic genre conceits.
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Speaking of horrors, tomorrow I have to wake up at 6 a.m. for my annual physical: general check-up, blood and urine work, ultrasound, stress test, hearing and sight tests, kinesiologist, nutritionist. Then, Thursday, it’s a visit to the dentist for another check-up.
Am NOT looking forward to the rest of the week. Nor the weekend which I will undoubtedly spend worrying about my physio results.