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.