-Will watch anything and regret nothing
-Ratings are bs, but I give them anyway
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Call it cliché to think of Malignant as a veritable "love letter" to horror subgenres, but it is giving me everything I love to see and I don't want to stop watching it. Unfortunately, I almost passed on it, as the trailer gave me nothing. It remains merely a hindrance at best. The posters, however, wrangled my curiosity with ease--BIG giallo vibes! And thank goodness for people talking it up, because that hype train did not disappoint me. I'm in love. I didn't even get to watch it in one sitting sans distractions. I'm looking so forward to that viewing!
I personally feel this is to the OG Candyman as Halloween (2018) is to its OG predecessor--modern and updated, but holding onto just the right amount of callbacks to drive the story. This hooks deeper than any other Candyman film, baring its soul unapologetically, not settling for cheap popcorn thrills. There is one pivotal moment that maybe could have used just one more related scene to really earn its intended impact, but overall, this was worth the wait and I support and appreciate everything it's trying to accomplish.
Guys, this is the festive purity we need right now. It may be 2020, year of eminent destruction, but no person, nor pandemic can cancel Halloween. So what if Hubie Halloween is definitely an Adam Sandler comedy for all the reasons that make us groan and roll our eyes till we see our brains? This one manages a particular wholesome quality that's lacking in our current day-to-day lives. It's harmless and aside from a few jokes, has a family movie…