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I watched a few horror movies this weekend that I had never seen (two considered “classics” of the genre, and another based on a recommendation from a friend) and decided to write some quick thoughts on them. In short: I’d recommend all of these, as they’re all stellar films with atmospheres that drip with dread.
After seven (mostly) ridiculous sequels, a remake, and a sequel to a remake, Jamie Lee Curtis has returned to reprise her role as the original “scream queen” in “Halloween” (2018) (not to be confused with “Halloween”  or “Halloween” )…
This is what makes the latest entry into the “Mission: Impossible” franchise so refreshing: It has the perfect blend of slick action set pieces, sharp cinematography, likable characters, and intriguing plot points…
“Hereditary” is extraordinary. I cannot for the life of me remember a scary movie that so perfectly took the standard tropes of the genre, threw them in a blender, and presented them in such a way where they didn’t feel tired.
"Upgrade" is one of those movies that feels like it was lost, found in a can somewhere, and "upgraded" (pun intended) for modern audiences. While watching it, I couldn't help but feel as if I was watching an old "Twilight Zone" episode.
In Solo, we follow Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) through his formative years (but you probably already know that). The movie centers on a heist and plays out pretty much how you would expect. We find out how he met Chewie and Lando (Donald Glover), how he got the Millennium Falcon, what the “Kessel Run” actually is, and also delve a bit into what makes him such a loner.
“Spring” is not your typical genre movie. You may find it in the horror section on your favorite streaming platform, but this film could just as easily be placed next to “The Notebook” if it weren’t for the love interest of our main character, who transforms into a monster you’d typically find in a story by HP Lovecraft.