Hi everyone – I realized the other day that it takes me about two weeks between watching a movie and publishing something about it. Most of the things I watch are shit so there’s no hurry but sometimes I see some things that I REALLY like – and this is one of them. If you’re looking for something to rent this weekend – pull the trigger on this one. I LOVED IT. I’ll try and get something Proper out soon.
This movie is directed by Ti West so you already know it’s going to be a slow burner and this is – to be sure. But unlike HOUSE OF THE DEVIL and THE INNKEEPERS which I loved but didn’t have a huge payoff at the end, for a movie like this to end like you figure it will, you’re going to have to grab yourself by the balls and put something out that makes a difference and this one FUCKING DELIVERS. The last 25 minutes or so of this are really fucking amazing. This is not the Ti West you’re use to. FUCKING BRAVO, guys!
I follow the director and AJ Bowen on Twitter so I’ve been reading them talk about this and waiting for this movie for a long time and I wasn’t disappointed. Excellent stuff!!
P.S. To the filmmakers who will never read this. If you’re going to periodically put time-stamps up on the footage, that doesn’t ever bother me, but if you’re going to frame a pivotal shot with a clock on the wall in the center you have to be sure to make sure the clock hands match the time-stamp. You did!!! VERY WELL DONE!!!! This attention to minutiae is really fucking appreciated!!