These Final Hours (2013)
A self-obsessed young man makes his way to the party-to-end-all-parties on the last day on Earth, but ends up saving the life of a little girl searching for her father. Their relationship ultimately leads him on the path to redemption.
My thoughts: An apocalyptic thriller with a lot of heart. Amidst the end-of-world chaos, there’s a very human story at its core.
A woman finds herself locked in a series of strange tunnels full of deadly traps.
My thoughts: Shades of Cube in this claustrophobic horror/sci-fi/thriller that proves undeniably intense but one can’t help but question the point.
Infinity Pool (2023)
James and Em Foster are enjoying an all-inclusive beach vacation in the fictional island of La Tolqa, when a fatal accident exposes the resort’s perverse subculture of hedonistic tourism, reckless violence and surreal horrors.
My thoughts: Squanders a fascinating sci-fi premise in its over-the-top exploration of themes related to ego, identity, and wretched excess. The closing is surprisingly thoughtful though.
Baby Ruby (2022)
The tightly scripted world of a vlogger and influencer unravels after she becomes a mother, in noted playwright Bess Wohl’s feature debut.
My thoughts: The mother’s postpartum-related breakdown mirrored my own mounting frustration with her increasingly unhinged, borderline comic behavior. And it all ends with a whimper. Honestly? Kind of annoying.
The Deep House (2021)
A young and modern couple who go to France to explore an underwater house and share their findings on social media undergoes a serious change of plans when the couple enters the interior of a strange house located at the bottom of a lake and their presence awakens a dark spirit that haunts the house.
My thoughts: A very clear twist on the haunted house tale. Captivating visuals and an excruciatingly suspenseful build make for a riveting 80 minutes.
And that rounds up movies 101-200 in this horror marathon.
Prepare for My Horror Marathon Top 10 (Part 2) list coming your way this week!