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Last Shift Is a Budget Movie With No Cheap Scares

Hello, everyone! My last review of Creep was fairly negative, so I promised to write a positive review to balance that out. The first horror movie I watched last week was a chilly little horror called Last Shift, directed by Anthony DiBlasi, who has directed a bunch of other horror movies and was the executive producer for Midnight Meat Train, which I haven’t seen but heard was a great film. The film is small and contained in atmosphere, but nonetheless quite ambitious. It’s the type of movie that scared me in such a way that I would track my cursor across the progression bar at the bottom of the screen to see the next image before it played, just so I could prepare myself.

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The Second Half Of Stranger Things Understands Sacrifice

Hello, everyone! I’ve had several days to digest after watching the last four episodes of Netflix’s new series Stranger Things and I’m ready to write my second review of the season. In my last review, I touched on what I liked about the show, such as its score and design, but noted that in order for the show to be great, it needed to move past its homage to 80’s cinema. The second half of the season wasn’t perfect, but it had a strong emotional core and some surprising twists. The 80’s homages were too integral to the storylines for the show to completely shake off, but as the episodes got better, even the John Hughes rip-offs started to shine.

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The First Half of Stranger Things Is Fun and Familiar

Hello, everyone! After watching the first four episodes of Netflix’s new series Stranger Things, I’m going to split my review into two parts, one for each half of the season. That way I can tell you what I think about the season without having to write 8 reviews. The first half of the season has left me intrigued and excited to watch more. Most importantly, it reminded me that old-school horror synth tracks are the best. The opening theme is my jam.

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Hush Slashes Home Invasion Tropes And Ditches The Mask

Hello, everyone! I’ve been trawling Netflix recently, looking, as usual, for a good horror movie, and I’ve finally found one. It’s called Hush, a film by Mike Flanagan, who also directed the horror movies Oculus (which I liked) and Absentia (which I didn’t). I’ve watched Hush twice so far, and I find it to be a refreshing take on the home invasion thriller. Here’s the trailer:

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