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When horror is done right, terrifying, heart-stopping horror, it grabs every one of your senses and makes you hyper-aware of all of them. It lays in wait, biding its time and revealing just enough throughout until the story comes crashing together at the end. It has a grounding in something real and human so that the horror feels even more imminent. Considering that definition, it's not an exaggeration to say that Hereditary is horror done perfectly.
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Sundance 2022 movie #5
Watcher is too familiar of a thriller to really be anything more than disappointing. Chloe Okuno’s direction and Maika Monroe's performance are good enough to keep you somewhat in the story's web but you can call almost every beat — even the twist — before it happens.
Sundance 2022 movie #4
Master is a Giallo-inspired horror-thriller that unpacks the experience of Black women at a PWI with a slow-burning mystery and atmospheric creeping sense of dread. A terrific, assured, and gripping debut from Mariama Diallo. A modern-day Suspiria where the horror is as much reality as it is supernatural. Regina Hall is doing it like no other.
Sundance 2022 movie #2
Emergency had me floored. It hits all the beats of a typical college buddy comedy but with a melancholic edge and sense of dread that pervades as it grapples with racism and policing in America. Donald Elise Watkins and RJ Cyler are stars. Know Carey Williams' name.