Spoiler alert: If you haven’t seen James One’s “Malignant” yet, don’t read it.
James One’s latest horror film, “Malignant,” has taken the genre – and its critics – by storm.
The Warner Bros. movie, which premiered in theaters on September 10 and at HBO Max, stunned audiences with its third performance that Madison (Annabelle Wallis) has a parasitic twin, Gabriel (Ray Chase’s voice). Gabriel had been dormant inside Madison all her life, but when her abusive husband hit her head against her wall, Gabriel woke up and was able to hijack her body to kill her – hence, a malignant tumor.
Critics were surprised by the twist, with DiversityAndrew Barker talks about the construction of the Gori finish of One. “It’s like listening to a skilled concert pianist to run another run through ‘Four Ellis’ to see him create a jump-fright-filled stabbing scene at this point in his career এবং and willing to go for it simply, especially as the film Bar বারa writes, his ridiculously final.” Takes care of the work.
For those who haven’t seen it yet, Janet Catsolis of the New York Times, instead of vaguely pointing to the end, writes: “One provides a ridiculously sick climax that only a sadist can ruin. Or imagination.”
AV Dowd of AV Club writes “Malignant” broke through the usual horror trope. “Malignant’s sleeves startled,” Dawood wrote. “As it progresses, it becomes more beautiful and fulfilling, the audience’s supposed acquaintance with the vant-house troupe helps re-popularize Surgical Script One.”
Vinnie Mancuso, senior editor of Collider, wrote in her article “Malignants” that the film points to a new direction for the horror genre. Mancuso writes, “The film is a rare basic idea that viewers want to discuss for reasons that have nothing to do with the possibility of suffrage (see: screaming)”. “Thus, James One – and even with far fewer films in his name, Jordan Peel – is occupying a role previously directed by the late, great Wes Craven, who knew better than anyone when running a style or format, and the whole genre needs to be pivoted once again.
Other critics and fans went to Twitter to share their views on the film. Rotten Tomato critic Shannon McGrew tweeted, “#Maligant is a game-changer. Jenner denies the film’s boundaries, One has created something unique and terrifying. It’s a distorted work of art destined to be a cult classic. A love for the genre and its fans. Letter, this is one of his best. “
# Deadly A game-changer. While Jenner denies the film’s boundaries, One has created something unique and terrifying. It’s a beautifully distorted work of art that is destined to be a cult classic. A love letter for the genre and its fans, this is his best one. pic.twitter.com/Gohi7RAW3u
– Shannon 🎃🍭 @ All Film Festivals (@ Shannon_MacGrew) September 8, 2021
See more Twitter responses below.
First quarter: “It’s not bad, I dig it.”
Second quarter: “Wait … huh?”
The whole second half: “What? !!! I love this movie.”
The best 3 one for me.
– Jerry Smith (erryJerryisjustOK) September 11, 2021
Cinematography by Michael Burgess
Directed by James One pic.twitter.com/D8BG12Ca0p
– Patrick Monahan (patimo) September 11, 2021
Not to add anything else # Deadly Conversation but I did not laugh honestly and was confused that over the ages a bonkers coocoofuckingbananas movie. Wigs. Bad parking on a hill. Holding cell. Twist. Tumor. God bless James One.
– Christopher Landon (Reet Creatureshow) September 11, 2021