Messy sci-fi comedy, cheerful on the surface but nihilistic underneath, is utterly clueless about all the things it is almost about: AI, gaming, and the bread-and-circuses power of immersive worlds.
A minor fan-fiction take on the franchise’s mythology: Hey, maybe middle-aged Laurie Strode likes guns LOL? Nowhere near as feminist or as psychologically incisive as it thinks it is. And it’s not even scary.
It’s Lovecraft by way of The Thing and Alien in this satisfyingly schlocky 80s throwback, complete with practical FX. A genuinely eerie experience.
Wait. Really? Horror movies are still doing the punishing-girls-for-having-sex thing? Ah, but this is 80s retro, so it’s “okay,” then.
So, John Carpenter’s They Live aliens are back, and they’re controlling us with QR codes. I knew there was something creepy about those things…
What television series are you missing, and would love to be able to buy or rent to see again?
The late 80s/early 90s European cartoon about penguins did not feature shapeshifting aliens, to my knowledge…
A useless, entertainment-free xerox copy of John Carpenter’s 1982 film of the same name…
Could the Internet be better harnessed to spread the word of nonfranchise films (and TV)?
“Found something in the ice. We need some help down here. Can anybody hear me?”