I’m sorry that part 2 of my mini-reviews is going to be a little short. I’ve only seen 3 films in the last ten days. If you’d like to check out Part 1 of November’s mini-reviews, you can click here! Also, feel free to let me know your thoughts on these films!
The Stendhal Syndrome
Synopsis (provided by IMDb.com): A young policewoman slowly goes insane while tracking down an elusive serial rapist/killer through Italy, when she herself becomes a victim of the brutal man’s obsession.
My rating: 4.5/10
Notes: I have to say, this definitely is not one of my favorite Dario Argento films. For starters, the CGI seemed very misplaced and it didn’t age well at all. The story also seemed to drag on, and I think the flow of the film would’ve been better if all the unnecessary stuff was cut out. It seemed like 3 different stories were happening with three different leads. It may have been the intention, but it was just very odd. I definitely understand why The Stendhal Syndrome flew under the radar.
Synopsis (provided by IMDb.com): A group of tenants and visitors are trapped in a 10-story high-rise apartment building infested with demons who proceed to hunt the dwindling humans down.
My rating: 7/10
Notes: Funny enough, I ended up watching another Dario Argento film. I didn’t really care for the first Demons film, but this was a pretty enjoyable sequel! I’d say the practical effects definitely held up. Plus, it was very intense and a terrifying situation to imagine yourself in. There were some bits that reminded me of Trilogy of Terror, which took the seriousness out of this film. However, it was still very entertaining!
Synopsis (provided by IMDb.com): An insomniac office worker and a devil-may-care soap maker form an underground fight club that evolves into something much, much more.
My rating: 9/10
Notes: I’m going to be honest, I’ve put off watching this film, because I was absolutely sure I wasn’t going to like it. I couldn’t have been more wrong! The incline of insanity was immaculate. It was also hilarious, which I definitely wasn’t expecting. I knew the ending a long time ago, but I can imagine how epic that reveal was. It also gave me a chance to catch all of the subtle hints the film provides. I’m so happy I finally gave Fight Club a chance!