Smile (2022)

After witnessing a traumatic incident involving a patient, Dr. Rose Cotter starts experiencing frightening occurrences she can’t explain. Rose must confront her troubling past to survive and escape her horrifying new reality.

My thoughts: Its scary premise offers the potential for another Ringu, but it just ends up devolving into another predictable trope-fest. It’s one of those: “if anything can be real, then nothing can be real” situations – and this pretty much robs the movie of any real stakes. Shame.  Docked a half point for going the cliche dead pet route.



Bodies Bodies Bodies (2022)

When a group of rich 20-somethings plan a hurricane party at a remote family mansion, a party game turns deadly in this fresh and funny look at backstabbing, fake friends, and one party gone very, very wrong.

My thoughts: Enjoyable up until the end when the “big twist” begs a couple of questions that remained unanswered.



The Black Phone (2022)

After being abducted by a child killer and locked in a soundproof basement, a 13-year-old boy starts receiving calls on a disconnected phone from the killer’s previous victims.

My thoughts: A slow burn ode to 70’s horror that walks the line between psychological terror and the esoteric supernatural.



Piggy (2022)

An overweight teen is bullied by a clique of cool girls poolside while holidaying in her village. The long walk home will change the rest of her life.

My thoughts: A stellar performance by Laura Galán, but the movie’s messaging is too one note, its execution at times clunky. Pretty much goes exactly as you suspect it would.



Soft & Quiet (2022)

Playing out in real time, an elementary school teacher organizes a mixer of like-minded women, when she encounters a woman from her past, leading to a volatile chain of events.

My thoughts: The characters are one-note, the dialogue painfully cliche. The threadbare plot is contrived. Another insubstantial message movie.  Abysmal.


Today’s Yes/No…

One thought on “December 1, 2022: The Horror Marathon continues!

  1. Does Frappuccino have coffee? If it does, then no.

    We’re off today for a trip to see an Aunt in Hot Springs, AR. She’s 89 years old and still works full time. Amazing!

    While we’re in Hot Springs, I’m looking forward to visiting a couple of breweries. I’m not much for beer but they do have some tasty hard ciders. 😋

    Any cool plans for this weekend?

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