31 Days of Hallowe’en 2020, Day 12: Fingers [2019]

Fingers (2019) reviews and release news - MOVIES and MANIA

If a movie has the old man from The Greasy Strangler it’s going to be weird. He’s going to look weird, he’s going to play a weird character, he’s going to deliver his lines weirdly to someone probably even weirder than him (Jeremy Gardner who is actually really great in this but really needs to trim that fluffy moustache please just please). It’s going to be unforgettable, even if you hate it. And I can’t quite work out if I do, which is another sign that he’s in this movie.

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31 Days of Hallowe’en, Day 5: 12 Hour Shift [2020]


Just to get this out of the way, because it’s insignificant: ’12 hour’ should be hyphenated. So this movie and I didn’t get off to a great start.

Then it spends more than half its runtime sloooowly introducing us to sketches of horrible, poorly acted characters whispering painfully unoriginal (and, at times, inaudible) dialogue. Its neon colour palette is…a thing? It was distinctive, I guess? The score is an unpleasant blend of hair metal and faux-opera that’s at odds with its inexplicably ’90s setting. Throw in some bizarre camerawork choices and some unconfident direction and it’s a shame that this darkly comic premise (sourcing a black market kidney from a hospital) didn’t get the movie it deserved.

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