The Outwaters (2022)
Four travelers encounter menacing phenomena while camping in a remote stretch of the Mojave Desert.
My thoughts: Twisted, terrifying, and tedious. A experimental experience, roughly 20 minutes too long.
The suggestion of a big treasure hidden somewhere inside Mrs Jessel’s once renowned classical dance academy will become an irresistible lure to a fiendish trap for Lucie and her friends.
Thoughts: Not as strong as Bustillo and Maury’s other outings like Inside and Deep House, but still a creative and creepy surrealistic take on the haunted home invasion sub-genre.
Two wanted women decide to rob their wealthy psychotic friend who lives in the fantasy world they created as children; to take the money they have to take part in a deadly perverse game of make believe.
My thoughts: Visually resplendent and thoroughly bonkers, it’s a movie that challenges both your understanding and patience. Your mileage may vary, but I was onboard for the wild ride.
All Eyes (2022)
A disgraced podcast host interviews an eccentric farmer who claims to have a monster living in the woods near his house.
My thoughts: Gets off to a heartfelt and humorous start, then inexplicably switches gears, abandoning the character-centered warmth in favor of silly Home Alone escapades.
Better Watch Out (2016)
On a quiet suburban street, a babysitter must defend a twelve-year-old boy from intruders, only to discover it’s far from a normal home invasion.
My thoughts: The scares and laughs are few and far between in this tonally discordant “horror comedy”.
Speaking of horror…
Crispy Frog Legs? Yes/No
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3 thoughts on “March 23, 2023: The Horror Marathon continues with five more horror movie bullet reviews!”
I may give these movies a miss. Thanks for taking the bullet. 😉
I like Orphan, so far. My hubby isn’t into horror, so I’m having to sneak watch. He’s on a staycation this week, so the TV viewing choices are limited. I’m halfway through it and I’m convinced the Orphan is from a failed Russian Orphan X/Black Widow program. The kid has to be a partially trained assassin, yes?
Crispy frog legs definitely not horror. 😂
Oh, I’m watching for “Pearl” to go on sale. That was one you reviewed and recommend. I’m leaning towards “Cocaine Bear” when it gets released.