Dracula 3D – This movie does not exist

Dracula 3d is a 2013 movie. Allegedly. I watched it back in 2013. Allegedly.

To this day I still could not tell you how I discovered Dracula 3D. I don’t believe anyone told me about it because in 2013, people genuinely cared for one another. I also don’t believe I found it through a website because I am still fully convinced that it’s a shared hallucination between Dusty Evely and I. Continue reading Dracula 3D – This movie does not exist

Late Night Listening: Ceiling Granny by Mogwai

Welcome to Late Night Listening. Every night at 10pm (Eastern) one of us will upload a song that we’re currently listening to and think you’ll enjoy.

For the first entry, I have chosen Ceiling Granny by Mogwai.

The Glaswegian band are innovators of post-rock. They’ve been at it for 26 years and show no signs of slowing down or losing the magic. Mogwai is a band that I’ve probably unconsciously ripped off half a dozen times when writing my own songs. Please enjoy the song Ceiling Granny (Named after a scene in Exorcist 3).

Still/Born – Flash Review

Still/Born is a 2017 movie directed by Brandon Christensen and starring Christie Burke and Jessie Moss.

What’s it about?:
A woman gives birth to twins but one of them is stillborn. She develops severe postpartum depression and begins to find sinister things happening when her husband goes on a business trip.

Is it good?:
It is very good. Christie Burke is absolutely wonderful in this and owns every single scene she’s in. When her character starts to fracture and begins seeing things, she makes you feel empathy for her.

From the silent opening scene right through to the end, everything is tastefully shot and gives off a great sense of dread. It never once relies on cheap jump scares to unnerve you.

Did you enjoy it:
Very much so. I know it’s a 2017 movie but it’s probably in my top three for movies that I watched this year.

Do you recommend it?:
I do. Go. Watch it now. It’s streaming on Shudder

Final thoughts:
A great movie that’s heavy on dread and emotion. It has a killer score and Christie Burke demands your attention every time she’s on the screen.

The Sadness – Flash Review

The Sadness is a 2021 Taiwanese horror movie directed by Rob Jabbaz. It stars Brent Zhu, Regina Lei and Tzu-Chiang Wang

What’s it about?:
A rage virus hits Taiwan and two lovers on opposite ends of the city try to find each other.

Is it good?:
It is. I think?

Did you enjoy it:
Kind of? Look, I’m not squeamish at all but there are a few scenes in this movie that left me staring at the screen in shock. I’ve seen just about everything. One of the first movies I remember writing a review for was High Tension and that’s a movie that really isn’t afraid to “go there.” The Sadness is hyper violent and it never pulls back or shies away from doing the things that most other horror movies only hint at.

Tzu-Chiang Wang was phenomenal as “The Businessman” though. One of the best villains I’ve seen in a movie in quite some time.

Do you recommend it?:
I do not. You know those horror movies you love that are so supremely fucked up you just can’t in good conscience recommend them to another living soul? This is one of them.

Final thoughts:
Definitely not for the squeamish. There’s a solid lovers trying to reunite story here but there’s some pretty disturbing imagery throughout.

X – Flash Review

X is a 2022 movie directed by Ti West and starring Mia Goth.

What’s it about?: The quest to make a porno movie in rural Texas

Is it good?: Yes. It’s very good. It’s superbly shot and acted. The score is phenomenal and while there aren’t many “scares”, the tension and dread are top notch.

Did you enjoy it: I don’t know. I wanted to? Again, if you’ve seen a Ti West movie you already know it’s beautifully shot and the tension is handled masterfully. My complaint is a petty one. Stop putting young people in makeup to look like they’re in their 80s. They also did this in Midnight Mass and it was so distracting it took me right out of it.

Do you recommend it?: I do. With the added note that I was ripped right out of the movie every time Pearl (played by Mia Goth) was onscreen. It shouldn’t bug me this much but it does. I can see other people not caring and they will probably enjoy it a lot more than I did.

Final thoughts: It’s good but I am nothing if not petty and the makeup bothered me to the point that I stopped caring what went on.