Lights Out movie still (2016)

Lights Out: A Thrilling Metaphor About Living with Depression

Lights Out is one of those rare summer horror movies that isn’t complete garbage. Mind you, it’s predictable because it follows the jump-scare horror movie formula, utilizes lazy exposition to describe the origins of its monster, and occasionally veers into the melodramatic with its acting. But the story of Lights Out isn’t just some “Oh, no! A scary ghost who only appears when it’s dark at night!” Nope. It’s a surprisingly deep representation of what it’s like living with depression and how it hurts the people around you. Continue reading “Lights Out: A Thrilling Metaphor About Living with Depression”

Nicholas Hoult as R

Warm Bodies: An ’80s Rom-Com with Zombies

I feel so behind on movies right now. But who cares, right? Because it’s only those awful spring movies. Fortunately, the movie I’m about to review isn’t awful like the other movies I’ll see in the coming weeks. So let’s not waste time because I want to talk about Warm Bodies, like, now. Continue reading “Warm Bodies: An ’80s Rom-Com with Zombies”