Hooptober 9.0 – Wendell & Wild (2022)

Being Film #31 for Hooptober 2022 And so at last we come to the end of Hooptober 2022, at least for me. 31 and done. I've watched more films, and more horror (currently relishing every delicious moment of Guillermo del Toro's Cabinet of Curiosities), but I'm also relishing simply watching without thinking about what to... Continue Reading →

Hooptober 2022 #29: The Hidden (1987)

There’s always been something… off about actor Kyle MacLachlan. On the surface, MacLachlan is a traditionally handsome actor. In his performances, he can exude deep empathy or be a total prick. However, he always comes across as one step removed from society, an otherworldly presence. One of the great missed opportunities is he never got... Continue Reading →

Hooptober 9.0 – V/H/S: Viral (2014)

Being Film #29 for Hooptober 2022 Look, there are all sorts of reasons why after speaking about my distaste for found footage films I am here again, squandering my final free-rein Hooptober entries with another found footage film. V/H/S: Viral is the third in the series of anthology films that tries to take the conceit... Continue Reading →

Hooptober 2022 #27: Seed of Chucky (2004)

About a third of the way through Seed of Chucky, Glen (occasionally Glenda) sees their parents, murderous dolls Chucky and Tiffany, brutally murder someone. Later that night, they asks their parents why do they kill. The two dolls look at each other flabbergasted. It’s framed as the awkward question a parent isn’t ready to explain... Continue Reading →

Hooptober 9.0 – Deadstream (2022)

Being Film #28 for Hooptober 2022 I'm as shocked as you are that I am reviewing Deadstream. Found footage is not my thing, and yet here we are, not only reviewing a found footage film but sheepishly admitting it worked like gangbusters on me. All credit to Joseph Winter, who along with his wife Vanessa... Continue Reading →

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