Saturday, March 9, 2019

Saturday Screen Time #30: Shockingly, more horror

Happy Saturday, everyone! Over the past week I have found an amazing website called Just Watch! I have no idea if it's brand new or if I just didn't know it existed, but it's amazing. If it could be merged with Letterboxd it would be perfect. This one allows you to look up a movie or show and see everywhere it's available to stream. You can browse based on what streaming services you have. Maybe not surprisingly, I used this to find lots of new horror movies that I can't wait to watch!


Phoenix Forgotten - I've been intrigued by the Phoenix Lights for as long as I've known about them. I also happen to love found footage movies! Phoenix Forgotten has been on my watchlist forever, but I hadn't been able to find it anywhere for free until now. It's quite a weird movie, told in a series of flashbacks as shown through a documentary being made by the sister of a boy who went missing. Honestly, I don't think the current day documentary storyline was needed at all and it would have been a much better, much less boring movie without it. I was intrigued with the missing/abducted brother's storyline, but I do wish more had been explained and that the documentary hadn't been completely left hanging at the end. (2.5/5 stars)

Resolution - A couple weeks ago I watched The Endless after seeing that it was made by the same guy who directed Annihilation. I really enjoyed that and knew I needed to watch Resolution since it was in the same universe. What I can confidently say is that you will enjoy Resolution more if you've never seen The Endless, since the latter answers a lot of questions. Even knowing what is really going on, though, Resolution was a super tense, super weird thriller that I'm definitely glad I watched. I do wish more had been explained about the origins of whatever was happening, but I'm definitely intrigued and will be watching Spring next! (3/5 stars)

Channel Zero: Candle Cove - I stumbled across Channel Zero on Shudder this week having no idea what it was. I almost didn't watch it because the poster Shudder chose is awful, but the description made it sound almost like Black Mirror and I decided to give it a chance. What this actually is is a horror anthology show based on creepypasta and it was SO good! I'm so glad that I'd never read the Candle Cove creepypasta and had no idea what was going on. Each story/season is just six episodes which really seems like the perfect length for this kind of show. This story is so creepy and unsettling, I absolutely adored it. I can't wait to see which story they've chosen for season two! (4.5/5 stars)

What is your favorite genre to watch?
What is your favorite horror movie/show?
Let me know in the comments!