Prey (2022)

Naru, a skilled warrior of the Comanche Nation, fights to protect her tribe against one of the first highly-evolved Predators to land on Earth.

My thoughts: A simple premise well-executed. Still, for a creature that enjoys the art of the hunt, the Predator is awful unsporting.



Fall (2022)

Best friends Becky and Hunter find themselves at the top of a 2,000-foot radio tower.

My thoughts: A little long, at times a tad melodramatic, but overall a very effective anxiety-inducing thriller.



The Harbinger (2022)

Monique ventures out of quarantine to visit an old friend who’s plagued by nightmares. She finds herself drawn into a hellish dreamscape where she must face her greatest fears – or risk never having existed at all.

My thoughts: One of the better pandemic-set horror films that does a nice job exploring themes related to identity and loss, but it suffers from the “everything can be a dream” trope that ultimately robs the protagonist of any real agency.



Resurrection (2022)

Margaret’s life is in order. She is capable, disciplined and successful. Everything is under control until David returns – that is – carrying with him the horrors of Margaret’s past.

My thoughts: An intriguing exploration of abusive relationships and trauma culminates in an unsatisfying, gruesome, nonsensical conclusion.



Fresh (2022)

FRESH follows Noa (Daisy Edgar-Jones), who meets the alluring Steve (Sebastian Stan) at a grocery store and – given her frustration with dating apps – takes a chance and gives him her number.

My thoughts: The first act is a terrific but once the film shifts gears into horror, it becomes decisively less clever in its social commentary. Stylish, satisfying in its conclusion, but one can’t help but feel it would have been criticized as misogynist had the director been male.


Today’s Yes/No…

4 thoughts on “December 3, 2022: The Horror Marathon continues! 5 more movies for you to check out, or avoid.

  1. I really enjoyed Prey. Dunno if I’d call it “horror”, though. But I guess the line between horror and thriller is quite blurred.

    I will have to check out Fall. In a former job I was required to occasionally climb an 80m telecommunications tower perched on the top of a 100m cliff and it turned out I actually enjoyed it! https://www.csiro.au/~/media/OnA/Images/Cape-Grim-station.jpg

    A couple of days ago you said “they don’t make them like they used to”. Last night I watched John Carpenter’s Christine. I was convinced that I’d seen it before but there wasn’t a single scene that I recognised. Maybe I was thinking of Duel? Or maybe there’s another sentient killer car movie out there? Anyway, it was another John Carpenter slow burn (although, to give him credit, a lot of Stephen King’s stories are slow burns too!). Ultimately I enjoyed it but I do find older movies to be much slower paced than those of today.

    I’m a “Yes” to anything chocolate!

  2. I just saw today where a guy, don’t remember in which US state, gets paid $20,000 to climb a tower, just like in the movie Fall, every 6 months to change a light bulb at the top of it.

  3. I liked Prey. The stunts were excellent!

    We had a great time in Hot Springs, AR. I tried two different hard ciders and they were both delicious! (Cherry Limeade & Pineapple) Here’s a little food porn from the brewery meal: https://twitter.com/jertam/status/1599195268750123008/photo/1 He got the Root beer Float: https://twitter.com/jertam/status/1598823170596806656/photo/1 and they dressed up Downtown in Christmas Finery. https://twitter.com/jertam/status/1598836433812348930/photo/1

    Have you seen The Bubble on Netflix? It’s kind of a comedy, mystery, spoofy horror film. More of a spoof like Scream. https://netflixlife.com/2022/03/30/what-is-the-bubble-netflix-movie-about/

  4. You all have sold me on Prey, I did like the trailer and the cast is terrific, I will be wimping out and closing my eyes on any gore though. I had the epiphany that my aching gall bladder was irritated by my recent Queso spree. I hadn’t had gall bladder issues in over ten years over time I just forgot that transfats shred my gall bladder. It sucks, no more pecan pie for me.

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