Impressions: You’re Next

You’re Next is the 2011 home invasion/slasher movie that came with a bit of a twist. Erin is going home to meet her boyfriend’s family as they all gather to celebrate with their parents. Crispian, the boyfriend, clearly struggles with his relationship with his family and expectations of him. While the family is fighting over […]

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Impressions: American Mary

American Mary is the 2012 horror movie by the Soska sisters. The Soska sisters are well known for their visceral style and attention to detail as far as violence, gore, and bringing a visual punch. I wouldn’t label them as just making gore porn, not by a long shot, but they do remind me of […]

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Impressions: The Village

Warning this piece will start with spoilers and continue with them. Part of my response/encouragement to give this movie a second chance is based on the big twist, so it will be mentioned early. I saw this movie in theaters with friends, and I remember misunderstanding the plot from the start. This misunderstanding led me […]

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Impressions: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Boy, am I late to this particular party. If you are also late, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is a 2018 animated movie following Miles Morales’ rise as spider-man. The movie follows Miles as he attends private school, much to his dismay, and struggles with his identity and fitting in. He is bitten by a spider […]

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Impressions: The Conjuring Part 2

So while technically the third (I believe) movie made in the ever-growing The Conjuring universe, it is, as of now, the 7th movie in the chronology. As with most of the movies, there are some references to “real” things and the Warren’s involvement in them, but as with the other movies, there is a lot […]

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Impressions: In Defense of The Little Mermaid

Recently someone asked for kid’s movies with terrible messages. I have a problem with these questions overall because they often involve interpretations that kids are simply not naturally going to come to. However, I concede there is value in reading children’s media critically to make sure we counter messages that we don’t mean to give […]

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Impressions: Favorite 5 Slasher Movies

Several months ago, I did a short list of some of my favorite horror movies. I lamented how hard it was to narrow down to just a few favorites. From there, the idea of doing shorter lists for some of my favorite subgenres was born. You can check out my 5 Favorite Creature Features here. […]

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Impressions: Host

So if you are part of the horror community at all, you have likely at least heard of Host, a movie that just released on Shudder. The movie took approximately 12 weeks to complete, from concept to execution. The plan – make a movie about the lockdown. From there, we got a rather interesting “found […]

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Impressions: The Lodge

The Lodge is a 2019 indie horror film that recently made its way to America and is currently on Hulu. It is a psychological horror film that deals heavily with the themes of isolation, gaslighting, mental health, and – this should also serve as a warning for the rest of the piece by the way […]

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Impressions: Favorite 5 Creature Features

A while ago, I did a short list of some favorite horror movies. In trying to edit that down, I struggled to pick out which movies would make it and which would not. I thought to expand on that list and do some of my favorite for various subgenres. To kick-off, I thought we would […]

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