(2016) Before I Wake

Every single fucking thing that anybody has said (potentially including myself) about this movie is fucking cancerous. Horror fans are some of the dumbest pieces of shit to walk the earth, smearing red paint on anything that doesn’t actually scare them. The genre doesn’t always have to live and die around what goes bump in the night, there’s a plethora of morbid reality to play with and evoke some strong negative emotion; the ultimate goal.

Before I Wake is an incredibly angelic approach to horror that manages to be completely genuine in its sentiment towards a topic that effects so many people. The entire movie itself looks fantastic, just like all of Mike Flanagan’s work. It’s almost like a lot of these hot directors right now are taking a clean, crisp approach to horror, forgoing some intentionally gritty production that other horror movies have capitalized on in the past. Love it or hate it, I don’t give a fuck but that’s what’s going on here.

The acting all around is aesthetically pleasing, really complimenting the story as apposed to being standout performances. Everything just works and in the end I felt very emotional. Was it because I was ripping shots of vodka? Probably. Was it because I’m sad in general? Oh god please help me.

Just because I cum doesn’t mean it was a great blowjob but it means it was at least a good blowjob. I’m not going to chastise anyone who didn’t like this movie, it takes a bit of a leap and if the ending doesn’t land for you then that’s that. Personally, I think this is one of the better horror movies to come out this year, taking a huge influence from The Babadook while establishing its own identity.

8.5/10

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Author: Ben

26 year old cheeseburger addicted horror junkie

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