Bo Burnham’s Inside, Wish Dragon, Luca, and Us Again, a weird sleepless night fever dream I won’t forget

So around 10 PM on June 19th, 2021 I just couldn’t sleep for some reason, so I decided to watch Bo Burnham’s Netflix special Inside because a good friend of mine had suggested it to me and showed me a few of his favorite songs. All I knew going in was a few of the songs, and that it was going to be all over … Continue reading Bo Burnham’s Inside, Wish Dragon, Luca, and Us Again, a weird sleepless night fever dream I won’t forget

Spiraling Into Madness with Spiral: From The Book Of Saw

So I’ve always been a big fan of the Saw franchise ever since I watched the first film as a kid. There was something enticing about characters being killed as a punishment rather than being lambs to the slaughter. The film’s idea mixed the philosophy of John Doe from Se7en and the menacingly mechanical monstrosities of Cube in a thriller film. That same film series … Continue reading Spiraling Into Madness with Spiral: From The Book Of Saw

“The Lodge”; A Cold Lesson About Denial

So I feel as if I’m the only person who has watched The Lodge, a physiological horror film that seems to play on the fear of isolation and a profound sense of not belonging.

The Lodge released in (select) theaters in 2019 and released on Blu-Ray on May 5th, 2020. I had known about the films existence for quite a while seeing previews for the film before watching both Midsommar and Parasite.

The short simple synopsis, Grace Marshall (played by Riley Keough) is stuck in a winter lodge during a heavy storm with two kids, Adain and Mia, who absolutely hate her as they are still grieving over the death of their biological mother. Their biological committed suicide after hearing the news from her ex-husband that he plans on marrying the woman, Grace, he had been interviewing her about her experiences of being raised in an extremist Christian suicide cult. During their stay, mysterious events begin to occur that seem to link to Grace’s past in the cult.

Before you finish reading this, please watch the film, as I will be spoiling the film from here on out.

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A Dumb Idea For A Saw Sequel (and also an unprofessional analysis of the Saw Franchise)

So after binge watching Saw 1-8 I kept thinking to myself about something intresting. This franchise, despite having eight movies, two games, a ton of iconic moments, iconic characters, and a mark on pop culture that will make most shiver at the thought of waking up and hearing “Let’s play a game,” the film never really had anything to say until the eigth film Jigsaw. … Continue reading A Dumb Idea For A Saw Sequel (and also an unprofessional analysis of the Saw Franchise)