Monday, February 12, 2018

The Onion's Movie Review Goes Lynchian in the Best Way

The Onion's hilarious Peter K. Rosenthal movie reviews are among my favorite parody series on the internet. In this instance, a rather standard review of Fifty Shades Freed (2018) slowly transforms into a brilliant Lynchian nightmare poking good-spirited fun at the repetitive and cyclical nature of making online movie review videos in general.
Although David Lynch was the primary influence, it is not difficult to see a few nods in there toward John Carpenter and his obsession with the Cthulhu mythos, too. This video feels a lot like one of H.P. Lovecraft's stories of a character driven to madness by a cosmic being he can neither understand nor comprehend. In a word: hilarious.

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