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    Six Films to Watch After Jordan Peele’s Us

    Jordan Peele’s second feature film has been a critical and commercial success, raking in ticket sales and positive reviews as it plays on deep-set fears surrounding identity and duality. Us also proudly wears its influences on its sleeve, opening with a shot of a TV set surrounded by video cassettes, and often paying homage to genre classics through subtle moments of cinematography. It’s a horror nerd’s buffet. I’d like to take a chance to dive headfirst into some of this spooky hit’s spiritual predecessors, and create a viewing list for those who–like myself–still can’t get enough. C.H.U.D. (1984) An acronym for “Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dwellers,” this B-movie gem follows the…

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    Halloween: A Review

    Laurie is back and has many tricks up her sleeve this Halloween as she fights off an old yet stronger than ever Michael Meyers as he comes for her and her family. That’s right the Halloween franchise has done it again. They are back and better than ever. Enough with the cheesy review lines though. As I arrived at the Duluth theater the Saturday before this Wednesday’s Halloween night, I was excited to see this new film but also nervous that it may not live up to the standards of not only the original Halloween but the entire successful franchise. This is the kind of weight I put on my movie franchises as I…