Shutter Island (2010)

In 1954, a U.S. Marshal investigates the disappearance of a murderer who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane.

My thoughts: What starts off as a riveting mystery devolves into a flabby and meandering second act which ultimately culminates in a preposterous twist that takes twenty minutes to fully explain. The big screen equivalent of “It was all a dream”.



Project Wolf Hunting (2022)

Follows dangerous criminals on a cargo ship who are transported from the Philippines to South Korea, as they unleash a sinister force after an escape attempt leads to a riot.

My thoughts: The violence is ridiculously over the top and while the premise is great, and the movie does have its moments, it’s hard to muster up much compassion for any of its depthless characters.



Gerald’s Game (2017)

A couple tries to spice up their marriage in a remote lake house. After the husband dies unexpectedly, the wife is left handcuffed to their bed frame and must fight to survive and break free.

My thoughts: An outstanding performance by Gugino and the movie goes where you expected it to given the circumstances, but the late twist did not land for me.



Re/Member (2022)

Six high schoolers stuck in a murderous time loop must find the scattered remains of an unknown victim to break the curse and finally see another day.

My thoughts: The kids quickly adopt a jovial, irreverent attitude in the face of a supernatural serial killer, pretty much snuffing out any suspense. Ghosts and time loops do not mix.



Beast (2022)

A father and his two teenage daughters find themselves hunted by a massive rogue lion intent on proving that the Savanna has but one apex predator.

My thoughts: It’s an interesting premise, but with few surprises – and a Lion Ex Machina ending I didn’t love.


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8 thoughts on “March 2, 2022: The Horror Marathon continues with five more bullet reviews! And a horrifying ice cream flavor!

  1. Those movies sound like kind of a sorry lot.

    I’ve always rather wondered what crickets taste like. Have you ever partaken?

  2. We’re all going to figure out why our ancestors developed a revulsion to eating bugs, but I’m going to figure it out second hand.

  3. Noooooo, on the cricket ice cream. 😉

    I have “Beast” on my watchlist. Iris is fun to watch.

    “Shudder Island” kept my interest but not my hubby’s.

    “Gerald’s Game” makes me cringe. I could never watch it. The whole premise is just 😬

    I have one friend that uses his watch as an indication of how good the movie is. The more he looks at his watch, the less he thinks of the film.

    Thanks for the reviews!

  4. Oh yeah, the ending of Shutter Island was… not great. I can only wonder if the novel is better.

  5. Have you watched “Foundation” on Apple? They changed so much from the books. My hubby is a purist. Watching the show with him has become stressful. 😉

  6. Yeah, the ending of Shutter Island was… not great. I have to wonder if the novel is better.

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