Weekend Fallout: Gotta Keep ‘Em Separated

The Weekend Fallout is an unsafe place to discuss most things in the reel and real world.

Let us know what you have been watching recently on the big and small screen. Excited about any upcoming releases? Doing anything fun this weekend? Simply sitting around in your underwear eating dang quesadillas while watching movies and endlessly scrolling through social media? Let us know below!


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Sunday 8/16 at 9PM CST

Movie: Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)

“After being mortally wounded and taken to the morgue, murderer Jason Voorhees spontaneously revives and embarks on a killing spree as he makes his way back to his home at Camp Crystal Lake.”

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Wednesday 8/19 at 9PM CST


Movie: Body Bags (1993)

“Three short stories in the horror genre: the first about a serial killer, the second about a hair transplant gone wrong, and the third about a baseball player.”

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Monos (2019)

“On a remote mountaintop, eight kids with guns watch over a hostage and a conscripted milk cow.”

Monos is a beautifully shot thriller that is a modern Columbian Lord of the Flies. Director Alejandro Landes gives a haunting look at kids being trained as soldiers from a young age but those same soldiers who just want to be kids. We see playful teenagers one minute and the next hardened commandos. The jungle setting and some vivid imagery helps this reach top quality and a must-watch. Has a Werner Herzog feel to it. (4/5)

The Platform (2019)

“A vertical prison with one cell per level. Two people per cell. One only food platform and two minutes per day to feed from up to down. An endless nightmare trapped in The Hole.”

One reason I love horror films is that a lot of times they will have something to say. There is a message behind the gore and nastiness sometimes. The ones that are most effective don’t let that message get in the way of the horror. Sadly, that is not the case with The Platform. I did enjoy the movie up till a point where it felt like they were just beating me over the head with “the message”. There is an interesting concept there where I enjoy how it didn’t over-explain certain aspects of the film. It’s funny how they knew the less is more approach worked in some areas but the last 20 mins or so left me exhausted by being whipped by its commentary. It is definitely worth a watch though. Decent acting and a manic score help the intriguing idea out a lot. (3.25/5)

Under the Shadow (2016)

“As a mother and daughter struggle to cope with the terrors of the post-revolution, war-torn Tehran of the 1980s, a mysterious evil begins to haunt their home.”

Someone described this to me as a better version of The Babadook. That person was dead wrong. It’s half mind-numbing family drama that isn’t that interesting and then when the spooky parts finally decide to show up, meh. Nothing memorable or even chilling about this. The camera work is the only thing I really enjoyed. (3/5)

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Author: Vincent Kane

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