I want to be as excited as everyone else for Ari Aster's work, and in some aspects I guess I am? I really enjoy his set ups and the way he deals with trauma & grief in the dramatically dominant scenes of both this and Hereditary- but when it comes to the horror elements and I just lose steam hard. In a funny way, I found the plot and set up in this more sound than Hereditary, but the emotional parts…
I realized this would be a movie for me the moment the first alligator bursts on the screen. Nasty, gross, tense and gory- while still managing to keep a sense of fun and escalation, never resorting to obvious mean spiritedness that is rampant in the genre. What I wanted out of similarly grimy bottle film Don't Breathe- which I HATE. I love animal attack movies, I love camp, I love movies that beat up their main characters.
Plot is serviceable…
Hey, I did it! I found a David DeCoteau film I actually like! No shitty racist caricatures (at least from what i saw), Decent characters, crazy giant head alien, fun!
...Which is nice because I bought this movie blind on VHS. The cover with the giant blue colored alien had always caught my eye.
The last part of the movie flounders a bit, clearly DeCoteau either didn't know how to end it or just plain ran out of steam- it's…