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Double Feature Throwback Thursday!

With the insanity of the awards, I slipped and forgot Becky's Throwback Thursday last week! 🫣 The first review in today's post was meant for last week, and Hereditary is this week's!

This week we go back to 1983 when Anthony Perkins returned to our screens for a sequel to Hitchcocks 1960s Psycho.

It's 22 years later and Norman has now been granted legally sane. He is released and returns back to the motel, and the home he grew up in and where all of his troubles began.

I don't want to give too much away, but it is a great follow on from the original. It is a little slow to get started but has some great twists and turns and kept you guessing the whole way through.

I really enjoyed this one and it's well worth watching if you have never seen it.

This week back in 2018, we were bought Ari Aster's debut feature film, Hereditary. I watched this back when it came out, and there was all this hype around saying it was the best and scariest movie ever. So I went in with very high expectations and came out very disappointed. This was the film I'd mention when people ask you, 'What film do you hate that everyone else loves?'

After all this time, people still talk about how good it is, so I thought maybe it deserved another chance, and I now take back everything I said!

The performances were amazing, especially Toni Collette and Alex Wolff. I hated Toni's character so much, but she played it so well, and Alex who played the son Peter was outstanding!

I actually found this film really emotional. I think I was on the brink of tears way more than I was ever scared at any point. I felt for Peter so bad and just couldn't understand why no one was helping him after THAT accident? Watching him struggle broke my heart.

I still don't think it's that scary, but it did have a great creepy and unsettling vibe. The only bit that got me good was the wall crawling with Toni, and then her running after him! That was good! 🫣

There were some fantastic scenes in here. The head scene- I always remember the shock from that on that first watch. I think watching it a second time around, I noticed the little foreshadowing moments which would have obviously gone unnoticed before. It was all really well put together.

There were a couple of little things that annoyed me. The CGI flies really bothered me for some reason, and the floating body. Also, some of the rooms of the house looked really fake, like on a set. I wasn't sure if that was maybe intentional to tie in with the miniature houses she made?

I'm really glad I rewatched it. I think the more movies I watch, the more appreciation I have for filmmaking. I highly recommend if you watched this once and hated it, try again!


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