Sweetheart (2019) – A Quick Capsule Review

Sweetheart (2019) – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Sweetheart is yet another modestly budgeted, low key Blumhouse release.  But this one ended up going directly to home/streaming which is a shame as, even though it’s pretty low key with it’s small but well formed cast, it’s still a solid genre-hybrid horror thriller that crosses a Lost with any number of monster & creature features from the 80’s & 90’s. Sweetheart is a tightly constructed, well made and delivers some nice tension across its sub 90 minute run time.

Best Bit: The reveal

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: Lost, 47 Meters Down, Upgrade

 


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MA (2019) – A ’31 Films Of Halloween’ Quick Capsule Review

MA (2019) – A ’31 Films Of Halloween’ Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Blumhouse has a sickening good track record of modestly budgeted but highly successful horror films.  From Happy Death Day, Halloween and The Purge films (and many, many more) the name Blumhouse tends to denote at worst a highly watchable film. At best… well just take a look at the Oscar nominated Get Out.   MA is no different – another original, fun and highly watchable horror thriller from the uber horror studio.  Hatched from a conversation with lead Octavia Spencer where she told director Taylor she was “sick of only being offered the same role and never getting to be a lead”, MA is pretty messed up… even by Blumhouse standards.  But it’s also a lot of fun.  That said without Octavia Spencer at its core the film would be very different – her performance is fully unhinged and all the more enjoyable for it.  She rates at least an 8 on the Jack Torrance scale.  So  fan of Blumhouse, horror or just well paced sub 100 minute films… then MA is for you.

Best Bit: Old flame

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: Happy Death Day, Get Out, Truth Or Dare

 


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