I Love Splatter

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Rating Title/Year Author
The Reckoning (2021) Amie Simon By the time she gets helped out of her cell by the most unnecessary side character/savior of all time and finally got to her Revengenda I had pretty much lost all interest in anything that was happening because how? And why? And nope. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2021
Boys from County Hell (2020) Amie Simon Director Chris Baugh has crafted a great watch with some good F/X (splatter galore!) and insanely likeable characters. In addition to just being super enjoyable, BOYS had a few moments that choked me up. A strong entry into the vamps subgenre. EDIT
Posted Apr 24, 2021
Lucky (2020) Amie Simon Brea Grant has written a clever satire about the way women have to fight every single day just to be heard, and also about the danger in "giving up" and letting bad things happen to you because "this is just how things are." EDIT
Posted Apr 17, 2021
I Am Lisa (2020) Amie Simon Alright, look, YES this sounds ridiculous - and it is! But, if you lean into that, you'll enjoy it. I appreciate the skillful use of practical F/X, and you know I'm always here for empowering, female-led horror. EDIT
Posted Apr 17, 2021
Slaxx (2020) Amie Simon Elza Kephart's over-the-top comedy horror about possessed jeans that go on a killing spree is exactly what you think it is and MORE than what you're expecting. EDIT
Posted Apr 17, 2021
The Stylist (2020) Amie Simon This film is absolutely GORGEOUS with strong acting and some really beautiful layers about female friendship, loneliness, and belonging. Overall, a stunning feature launch for Gevargizian. EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2021
Climate of the Hunter (2019) Amie Simon The vintage atmosphere coupled with the fantastic performances of all three leads really pulled me into this story - and it's honestly really refreshing to see something so different in this genre. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2021
The Queen of Black Magic (2020) Amie Simon I found the extremely uncomfortable torture and gore fascinating to watch. EDIT
Posted Feb 16, 2021
Anything for Jackson (2020) Amie Simon I'm not big on jump scares, but this has some great ones as well as some premium splatter. EDIT
Posted Nov 17, 2020
Synchronic (2019) Amie Simon Another lovely entry form Benson and Moorhead - these guys always put out amazing work that leaves you thinking about it long after the credits have rolled. EDIT
Posted Oct 20, 2020
12 Hour Shift (2020) Amie Simon Writer and Director Brea Grant has crafted a wickedly fun 86-minute piece of entertainment, with some genuinely wacky surprise musical and dance numbers that add to your watching enjoyment. Another great entry in the horror-comedy subgenre. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2020
The Curse of Audrey Earnshaw (2020) Amie Simon I was on the edge of my seat for the entire film and constantly thrilled by watching Audrey do her intended "thing." The world-building in EARNSHAW is perfection, the atmosphere is positively gorgeous, and the performances all feel very, very authentic. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2020
Spiral (2019) Amie Simon It wasn't hard to figure out where SPIRAL is leading - but it was still a nice surprise on many levels. A queer leading couple, super creepy atmosphere, and so many turns I wasn't sure what to expect. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2020
Rent-a-Pal (2020) Amie Simon RENT-A-PAL is a slow burn (and I mean slooooowwwwwww) - which isn't necessarily a bad thing. I would just say that if you're expecting tons of splatter, this isn't gonna be it for you. But as far as psychological thrillers go, Rent-A-Pal delivers. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2020
The Block Island Sound (2020) Amie Simon A disquieting little indie horror film that does an amazing job of drawing you into its story; so much so that I'm still thinking of it days after viewing. The paranoia slowly builds to an explosive conclusion ... EDIT
Posted Sep 2, 2020
Special Actors (2019) Amie Simon Of all the films I've watched this year, SPECIAL ACTORS made me laugh the hardest. Ueda has once again constructed a film full of loveable characters and hilarious touches that just make it a pure joy to watch. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2020
The Mortuary Collection (2019) Amie Simon COLLECTION is a true joy to watch: a nod to classic anthologies that hit me right in my CREEPSHOW and TALES FROM THE CRYPT-loving heart. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2020
Hail to the Deadites (2020) Amie Simon What I loved the most about DEADITES was its candid discussions with the women of THE EVIL DEAD. Hearing how amazing they feel knowing their roles in these films had an impact on fans made me love them all even more. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2020
Morgana (2019) Amie Simon As a woman who's approaching 50 and is becoming more acutely aware of how women who are aging slip into invisibility and are branded as "past sexy" and not desirable, I wept with relief while watching the story of Morgana Muses. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2020
The Columnist (2020) Amie Simon Director Ivo van Aart has crafted THE COLUMNIST as a fun, satiric look at living out your revenge fantasies - and what happens when the line between what you judge as right or wrong blurs to the point of you not being able to tell the difference. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2020
Random Acts of Violence (2019) Amie Simon Violence is like the perfect mashup of DEEP RED and THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE. Gorgeous red and green washes, surreal murder scenes, and a genuine sense of terror - it all works together to bring me everything I love about horror movies. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2020
Fried Barry (2020) Amie Simon I'm not quite sure how to describe Writer and Director Ryan Kruger's insane sci-fi comedy, other than to tell you that you just have to let yourself experience it without thinking it through too much. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2020
Sleep (2020) Amie Simon SLEEP is a delirious and delicious supernatural mystery with a creepy patriarchal cult wrapper. I enjoyed every frame, and loved seeing how the whole thing unraveled. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2020
The Beach House (2019) Amie Simon Brown slowly and subtly drops clues as to what's happening from the start - and by the time Mitch and Jane resurface, the switch has flipped from uncomfortable weirdness to gnarly tentacled body horror. I legit squirmed more than once! EDIT
Posted Jul 6, 2020
The Invisible Man (2020) Amie Simon Almost halfway through the film, I was worried that it was going in a direction that would make me hate the story - but thankfully, that wasn't the case. Whannel turns the story around with a terrifying action sequence which clarifies the arc ... EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2020
The Hunt (2020) Amie Simon Unfortunately the message ends up coming across as, "Hey we're all the same! If we just came together, we would stop fighting" - a message confirmed in the special features by the filmmakers, btw - and it just doesn't work. ESPECIALLY RIGHT NOW. EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2020
Riot Girls (2019) Amie Simon Riot Girls is a super fun, nostalgically bloody ride - I was rooting for Scratch and Nat the entire time, and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. It was such a goddamn joy watching these two women be fearless fucking bad-asses. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
House of Sweat and Tears (2018) Amie Simon This atmospheric horror film isn't filled with blood and gore, but it did produce an uncomfortable feeling of dread as I watched the minutes unspool. EDIT
Posted Jun 1, 2019
The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) (2011) Amie Simon Without suspense, graphic gore doesn't accomplish anything except making you look like you're trying too hard. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2019
Cursed (2005) Amie Simon Cursed just makes me sad. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2019
My Soul to Take (2010) Amie Simon There are a few interesting murders, and a few not so interesting-and there's more than enough splatter, but not so much that it can cover-up the terrible acting and script. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2019
Saint Ange (2004) Amie Simon ... appropriately bleak (like a horror movie should be), and atmospherically, one of the better ghost stories I've seen. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2019
Suspiria (2018) Amie Simon Guadagnino's Suspiria unfolds in six acts with a beautifully perfect score by Thom Yorke; each act ramping up the intensity and suspense until the final, brutally insane and satisfying conclusion. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2019
Silver Linings Playbook (2012) Amie Simon Despite its flaws, it's got romance AND sports AND funny family drama AND a really hilariously amazing can't stop laughing about it dance scene. EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2019
Lovely Molly (2011) Amie Simon ... the most frightening thing about Lovely Molly isn't the horror aspect of the story-it's the past demons that Molly is facing that make you feel true terror. EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2019
Antiviral (2012) Amie Simon ... a beautifully done cautionary tale bathed in horror. Be prepared for lots of poking, prodding, needles, and bizarrely disgusting human tissue creations. EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2019
The Babadook (2014) Amie Simon ... a non-stop ball of tension from beginning to end, the acting is freaking amazing, the creature F/X are great. I can't even express how surprised I was by this movie. EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2019
Unfriend (2016) Amie Simon As much as I found it funny that Laura seemed to care more about videos being posted to her page then she did about her friends dying, nothing about it made any sense. EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2019
Unsane (2018) Amie Simon Overall, Unsane is pretty decent and I think it's worth watching; it's just not gonna blow anyone's mind. EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2019
You Might Be the Killer (2018) Amie Simon ... great tribute to 80s slashers with lots of inside jokes and some awesome bloody splatter - and honestly, watching Fran Kanz & Alyson Hannigan do ANYTHING is delightful. EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2019
School's Out (2018) Amie Simon ... super, super bleak but ripe with eye candy and also has the most fantastically cool choir teacher I've ever seen. EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2019
The Perfection (2018) Amie Simon ... while it's easy to see where the story is going, it's IMPOSSIBLE to anticipate how it gets there. I loved it, and I think this one is destined to become a cult classic. EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2019
Overlord (2018) Amie Simon ... takes forever and a day to get to the actual mad science'ing and it just didn't take it as far as I wanted it to. EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2019
One Cut of the Dead (2017) Amie Simon ... funny and charming and just an absolute joy to watch. EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2019
May the Devil Take You (2018) Amie Simon Lesmana for FATHER OF THE YEAR. Jk! EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2019
Mary Jane's Not a Virgin Anymore (1997) Amie Simon ... looks and feels really authentic, and it just makes me pissed off that Jacobsen died before she could finish her next film & we never got a chance to see more of her work. EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2019
Lords of Chaos (2018) Amie Simon ... there was something fascinating but also surreal about watching it play with laughter, but honestly the more I think about it the more I'm just annoyed. EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2019
Life After Flash (2017) Amie Simon I'm a Flash Gordon appreciator, but I didn't know a LOT about the film (other than how gloriously fun it is to watch), so I found every bit of this super entertaining. EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2019
Hold the Dark (2018) Amie Simon By no means Saulnier's best (that title still belongs to Green Room), but it's still a good piece of cinema. EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2019
Burning (2018) Amie Simon It's a slow ... burn (haha), but I guess the ending was satisfying. Maybe? EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2019