Opinion Battles Year 4 Round 1 Favourite Oscar Winning Performance from an Actress

Opinion Battles Year 4 Round 1

Favourite Oscar Winning Performance from an Actress

Opinion Battles is back, much like last year when we look at the Oscar winning Actors, we are going to dive into looking at our favourite Oscar Winning Actresses, just what will make our list and what would you have picked?

Next Round is Most Anticipated Movie of 2018 – Closing Date Friday 3rd February 2018

Darren – Movie Reviews 101

Brie Larson – Room

 

I may have picked a modern winner, but for me this is one of the best acting performances I have ever seen, Brie must carry this movie with her performance that must be strong for her son, while also being the victim of the kidnapping and multiple rapes. We do see how her character must learn to live again which is just as difficult as she would have imagined, she won the Oscar and not a single person got close to her this year in either sexes performances.

 

Kim – Tranquil Dreams

Julie Andrews – Mary Poppins

Starting off the year with a tough choice to make, however Julie Andrews winning for Mary Poppins is really fantastic. There’s so much to love about the character of Mary Poppins and how she is portrayed that its really hard to imagine her played by anyone else (especially seeing as Emily Blunt will be attempting to take on the role this year). However, its memorable and a standout performance to make Mary Poppins be so charming.

Milo – Stuff and That

Frances McDormand – Fargo

Especially considering that I’ve a startling lack of Actress Oscar-winning movies, it’s easy to pick Frances McDormand brilliantly entertaining performance in this Coen classic.

Cinema Parrot Disco

Julie Andrews – Mary Poppins

I thought there’d be loads to choose from for this but, looking at the winners, very few favorite actresses of mine have Oscars. How does Jennifer Lawrence have an Oscar & Amy Adams doesn’t?! I was surprised to find that my choice for this is probably Julie Andrews as Mary Poppins. I didn’t even know she’d won an Oscar for that! That’s cool. Julie Andrews rules. (But she should have an Oscar for The Sound Of Music…) 🙂

Tom – Plain Simple Tom Reviews

Hilary Swank – Million Dollar Baby

It’s a tough one as there are so many options and there were a few viable contenders but Hilary Swank’s turn in Clint Eastwood’s Oscar winning film is a powerhouse performance and Swank delivers in all of the physically demanding scenes (it’s obvious that she underwent some intense, gruelling training) as well as showing plenty of depth and emotion everywhere else.

She steals the film from everyone else and her character is layered and oh so determined.

 

Rachel – 54 Disney Reviews

Julie Andrews – Mary Poppins

Asking favorite Oscar winning performance from an actress in a lead or supporting role is a tough one. There have been so many wonderful performances over the years that it is so difficult to pick the best. So I decided to go with the role that has given me the most joy in my life and that is Julie Andrews in Mary Poppins. I believe Mary Poppins to be the perfect family film and it all relies on Andrews’ performance to make it work. Mary needs to be kind and wonderful but have a bit of an aloofness to her. She’s mysterious and strange but warm and comforting all at the same time. Julie Andrews captures all of that and more. Plus, of course she has an amazing singing voice. One of the greatest ever. I love her interactions with Mr Banks and how she outsmarts him every time. I just love everything about the movie and her performance in it.  

Damien Riley – Riley on Film

Frances McDormand – Fargo

Frances McDormand as Marge Gunderson in Fargo. She shows her range as

an actress in this black comedy film. We see her as a pregnant

homemaker, a dedicated police investigator, and even a friend to a

needy high school friend. This is my favorite role for her and I think

it’s the continuity of her matter-of-fact personality throughout the

film is what earned her the academy award.

 

John – Johnrieber.com

Jane Fonda – Klute

 klute

This moody thriller was a chance for Jane Fonda to lose her “sex kitten” label and play a prostitute who attracts a client who wants to kill her.  In her autobiography, Fonda says she hung out with call girls and Pimps for a week before filming, and when none of the Pimps thought she was worth “representing”, she told Director Alan J. Pakula to cast her friend Faye Dunaway instead.


Luckily, he rejected that offer and she shines as a world-weary, wannabe Actress who sells herself in order to keep the world at bay.  A young Donald Sutherland is the naive Private Investigator who thinks he can save her in more ways than one.


A terrific film that captures life in New York as the 70’s were about to unfold, with a frank honesty new to cinema at the time as well.


Here is the poster, plus a link to 3 great 70’s films: Here

 

Rob – Movie Rob

Kathy Bates – Misery

amazing performance by Bates. she is amazing here and definitely deserved the Best Actress Oscar for her portrayal of a completely psychotic woman who had very expressive mood swings.

S.G. Liput – Rhyme and Reason

Sally Field – Places in the Heart

Looking through the Best Actress options, I was struck by how few there were that I genuinely loved. Even so, Emma Stone in La La Land and Kathy Bates inMisery came close, but the best one I think belongs to Sally Field for Places in the Heart. As a Southern woman who suddenly becomes a widow, she displays both vulnerability and an unflinching resilience, opening her home to helpful strangers and refusing to lose her farm if she can muster the strength to prevent it. As her second Oscar win, her acceptance speech is where she was misquoted as saying “You like me. You really like me.” Yes, Sally Field, we do.

Emma – Emma Explains It All

Frances McDormand – Fargo

Though I had a few possible contenders in mind, I chose Frances McDormand because I really, really genuinely like her performance in Fargo and I also find it very memorable. 


She won the best actress Oscar award in 1997 and rightfully so, for her portrayal of Marge Gunderson, a likable and quirky policewoman who doesn’t let a lot get past her.


McDormand’s timing, accent and expressions are all spot on, helping to produce one of the Coen brothers best known and well liked characters.

 

 

Advertisements

Opinion Battles Round 25 Favourite Film from 2000

Opinion Battles Round 25

Favourite Film from 2000

The year 2000 bought us a new century and of course more movies, we are going to end the year by look back in time to the year 2000 and what we think was our favourite film of that year.

If you want to join the next years of Opinion Battles we will be take on Favourite Oscar Winning Actress in Lead or Supporting Role, to enter email your choice to moviereviews101@yahoo.co.uk by Friday 5th January 2018.

Darren – Movie Reviews 101

Pitch Black

I am picking my film on which film I enjoyed at the time, this was an edgy sci-fi film upon release, it has a strong female lead like all in the genre but it also gave us Riddick who is the only line of defence for the survivors trapped on the planet where creatures hunt in the dark.

 

Milo – Stuff and That

Battle Royale

While The Grinch is my real favourite film of that year, I don’t really count Christmas films because I get all bias! Still, Battle Royale’s grim future yielded for an action-packed, if deeply disturbing, plot and inspired many imitators, including The Hunger Games. A truly mesmerizing watch.

Cinema Parrot Disco

Battle Royale

Wow – looking at the list of Year 2000 films at Wikipedia, it was a really weak year overall. And there were some truly awful films out that year! I think I know my choice but it feels like a cheat. For one thing, I don’t think it was actually out in the US or the UK until 2001. Secondly, I only just saw it for the first time last year. Before seeing it, my choice would have definitely been Almost Famous. However, I now have to go with Battle Royale as my choice. I mean, I liked it enough to immediately read the (really thick!) book after seeing the movie even though I hate doing it that way around. It’s probably not actually as “good” of a film as Almost Famous but it’s such a messed-up and memorable movie that’s far more enjoyable than it should be considering its content.

 

Kim – Tranquil Dreams

American Psycho

Christian Bale and an incredibly twisted role in American Psycho gets the favorite film from the year 2000. 2000 was a fantastic year full of great movies that I love however American Psycho is one that I do watch sporadically because it is incredibly entertaining and just so messed up. It is exactly how I like my psychological thrillers.

Rob – Movie Rob

Cast Away

One of Hank’s best performances (and that isn’t say so easily) especially because he is able to hold more than half of the film just by himself.  Loved the way that we get to see how getting stranded on an island can effect someone emotionally,. physically and also mentally. Amazing supporting cast helps us believe the character’s life in a way that we want to constantly root for him.  Great theme song by Silvestri. The best film of the year IMHO because it has such a deep message about how each and every one of us lives our lives.

John – Johnrieber.com

Almost Famous

The year 2000 offered many great films, such as “Snatch” and “Cast Away”.  However, Cameron Crowe’s autobiographical look at his life as a teenage Rolling Stone Reporter resonates with me most.  The Director’s “bootleg” cut of “Almost Famous” is a fascinating look at life on the road with a 70’s band, complete with their entourage of groupies.

 

Some trivia:  as a teenager, the first band that Crowe toured with was The Allman Brothers Band.  In the film, the band experiences a near-fatal plane incident; in real life, Crowe went through that when traveling with The Who.

 

Kate Hudson was Oscar-nominated for her role as Penny Lane, the groupie who takes Crowe under her wing.  A terrific film made so much better by the extended version that Crowe released on blu-ray years later…

 

Tom – Plain Simple Tom Reviews

O Brother Where Art Thou?

It was a close call between this and Requiem for a Dream but this Coen Brother film is one hellava good time. It has one of the best ever movie soundtracks, there’s an imaginative story based around Homer’s Odyssey and the film is full of memorably colourful characters, brought to life by a fun cast.

And did I mention the soundtrack? It’s super. (“In the Jailhouse Now” being a particular favourite!!)

 

Diana – DB Movie Blog

Requiem for a Dream

My favourite film from year 2000 is Darren Aronofsky’s Requiem for a Dream. There are hardly any words in existence to describe how heart-wrenching this film really is, but that fact alone also points to the sheer power of this film as it depicts a number of people from Coney Island who succumb to their dangerous addictions. This film is even more amazing considering the comparatively meagre budget it was filmed on.  Moreover, the acting is superb (Ellen Burstyn was nominated for an Oscar for her role of Sara Goldfarb), the music is incredible, and the use of sound is very creative.   

 

Emma – Emma Explains It All

Battle Royale

 

I’ve loved this crazy film since the first time I saw it. I even own the soundtrack! Though this was a hard choice, with a few good contenders for favourite film of 2000, I had to go with this.

Set on an island in Japan, the subtitled, Japanese film follows a bunch of lucky schoolchildren enrolled on a new government ‘program’. Fight each other to the death. Okay sounds weird (and I guess it is) but it’s still a fantastic film and one of my most favourites. 

 

S.G. Liput – Rhyme and Reason

Cast Away

Of all the great films to come out in 2000, the clear winner for me is Cast Away, not only one of Tom Hanks’s best performances but one of my favorite movies in general. Hanks is at the top of his game as a workaholic man stranded on a desert island after a plane crash. The entire film rest on his shoulders, and he absolutely delivers, nailing the character’s deteriorating mental state and the complex mix of emotions that come from having your world taken away and eventually restored. The lack of music heightens his isolation, yet when it does kick in, Alan Silvestri’s moving score is still impactful and, like the whole film, should have deserved more Oscar attention. Cast Away is a riveting and haunting film that reminds you not to take life for granted.

 

Opinion Battles Round 23 Favourite Thanksgiving Film

Opinion Battles Round 23

Favourite Thanksgiving Film

Our American friends are now celebrating Thanksgiving, so what better than to celebrate with them by picking the favourite Thanksgiving films.

If you want to join the next round of Opinion Battles we will be take on What is your Favourite Film from the Year 2000, to enter email your choice to moviereviews101@yahoo.co.uk by Saturday 9th December 2017.

Darren – Movie Reviews 101

Grindhouse

I have decided to cheat here because I don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, in Grindhouse we get to quality horror films and a fake trailer for a movie called Thanksgiving because America makes horror movies on every single holiday you can think off.

 

Milo – Stuff and That

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

One of the Mount Rushmore heads of 80s comedies, Steve Martin and John Candy have some of the best chemistry here that I’ve ever seen in a film, comedy or otherwise, then you add countless classic moments and a weak competition, you’ve got an obvious winner!

Cinema Parrot Disco

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Another easy one! Especially as there aren’t really that many Thanksgiving movies. Planes, Trains & Automobiles! I have a feeling this will be a popular choice. Gotta love a good John Hughes film… 🙂

 

Tom – Plain Simple Tom Reviews

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Well, what else could it be?

This is a great odd couple comedy and a perfect Thanksgiving movie about super serious Steve Martin and slovenly but good hearted John Candy on a cross country adventure, trying to make it home for Thanksgiving.

Tons of heart, tons of comedy, a ton of f-bombs in one infamous scene and an altogether lovely family film from the great John Hughes.

 

Rob – Movie Rob

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

By far, Hughes’ best ‘adult themed’ comedy movie. Martin and Candy are awesome together and have created a modern classic with their characters. The writing is superb with the dialogue, jokes and situations all gelling together perfectly. Truly the best film about Thanksgiving

John – Johnrieber.com

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Planes, Trains & Automobiles” is the greatest Thanksgiving movie of all time.  It has heart, humor, warmth, great sight gags, and memorable one-liners like “those aren’t pillows”!

 

Steve Martin shines as the straight man to one of cinema’s most endearing and obnoxious creations, Del Griffith!

 

Aside from the great plot about two men forced to endure a nightmarish misadventure as they attempt a desperate trip home in time for Thanksgiving, the film rules for me because of the never-ending “upbeat” nature of Del Griffith.  It is, without a doubt, John Candy’s greatest performance, and a film that is sure to bring a tear to your eye and a smile to your face as you dig into your Thanksgiving turkey.

 

Rachel – 54 Disney Reviews

Babette’s Feast

 

My choice is not a Thanksgiving movie per say but it’s about a feast and saying thank you so it counts. It’s a lovely Danish film called Babette’s Feast. This Oscar winner is about 2 women in a pious strict prodestant sect who one day get a refugee visitor named. Babette. They live simply but agree to take her in and end up sharing a home for 14 years. One day Babette wins the lottery and decides to make an elaborate French feast for these women who saved her life. This movie isn’t just food porn and it doesnt judge any of its characters including these religious women. It’s about Babette getting to say thank you and participating in the act of creating something special, which means everything to her. It’s a special film that I love 

Emma – Emma Explains It All

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

I LOVE this movie.

 

Easily one of my favourite ever comedies, it’s absolutely hilarious with amazing performances by Steve Martin and John Candy. And with the typical John Hughes sentimentality, it’s perfect to watch over Thanksgiving (or any time!).

 

It’s pretty timeless and a film that can be enjoyed by all ages. And though both lead actors are fantastic, it must be said that John Candy is pretty darn unforgettable as Del Griffith, the legendary ‘shower ring salesman’!

 

 

Kim – Tranquil Dreams

Julie and Julia

I don’t know what makes a Thanksgiving Film. So why Julie and Julia? One, its about food. And Thanksgiving usually includes eating a lot of comfort food which Julia Child’s recipe is pretty much about especially with its incredible use of butter. Its heartwarming and passionate and a lot of fun and drama. Especially when Meryl Streep and Amy Adams are both absolutely fantastic and charming in their roles here. Oh and Julia Child’s recipe of how to make turkey pretty much is the starting point that sparked Julie Powell’s 365 day project. Its a great Thanksgiving movie choice and I love this film to actual bits.

 

 

Opinion Battles Round 23 Favourite Post-Apocalypse Film

Opinion Battles Round 23

Favourite Post-Apocalypse Film

The end of the world is here, well it is at least in these films, we have seen many different ideas of the potential end of the world but just what is the most popular?

If you want to join the next round of Opinion Battles we will be take on What is your Favourite Thanksgiving Film, to enter email your choice to moviereviews101@yahoo.co.uk by Saturday 25th November 2017.

Darren – Movie Reviews 101

Children of Men

The idea that humans can no longer going to be able to have children and people are giving up hope, the population is starting to stave and people are getting desperate, what more could you want from characters who are put in a world like this. We follow the first pregnant woman in 21 odd years needing to become safe to have her child.

 

Milo – Stuff and That

Akira

It’s just art. The way Katsuhiro Otomo crafted such the amazing Neo-Tokyo, with its sci-fi and high energy, is still being seen in movies today. A true trendsetter for the post-apocalyptic landscape. Shout-out to The Matrix, V For Vendetta and Mad Max: Fury Road!

Cinema Parrot Disco

Dawn of the Dead (1978)

Oh man – this is a favorite genre of mine. I love anything post-apocalyptic! It’s between two for me & they couldn’t be more different: Dawn Of The Dead (1978) & WALL-E. Yep, I’m clearly not right in the head. But these two films are two of my all-time favorites overall, not just within this genre. Can I really pick only one?! Damn. Okay, my choice is…. Dawn Of The Dead (1978)

Rob – Movie Rob

The Matrix

Amazing film that leaves so much to the imagination.  The special effects are ground breaking and the idea is mindblowing. Great performances by Reeves, Fishburne and Moss help make this so entertaining to absorb. They should have stopped after making this and not trying to expand the world even more with the two sequels that just don’t work as well.

Rachel – 54 Disney Reviews

Wall-E

My favorite post-apocalypse film is Wall-e. This genre isn’t my favorite because most of the time it is very cynical and depressing. However, with Wall-e we have an optimistic love story. I love Wall-e and Eve and their adorable romance. I love when the captain realizes the full life they could have instead of settling for being entertained. The animation is stunning. The voice work great. Wall-e is simply one of the greats!

 

John – Johnrieber.com

A Boy and His Dog

A very young Don Johnson and his talking dog – yes, talking dog “Blood” – roam the 2024 post-apocalyptic wasteland in search of food and water.  It’s based on a novella by iconic science-fi Writer Harlan Ellison, and the film’s tagline is “an ‘r-rated’, rather kinky tale of survival”, so I won’t share more except to say that, as usual, they aren’t alone.

 

This 1975 film is “R”-rated for a reason, and a terrific cult film that has been released on blu-ray for new fans to discover!  Here is a link to my story:

 

Tom – Plain Simple Tom Reviews

Mad Max 2 Road Warrior

 

A simple story with a relatively short runtime but it’s an amazing post-apocalyptic film, a massive improvement on the original.

Mel Gibson is perfect as the lone wanderer with a haunted past, always moving on, only looking to take care of his own interests but ultimately helping those who need help.

The villains are memorable, the design is unique and overall, this is an exciting post-apocalyptic film that’s full of terrific set pieces.

S.G. Liput – Rhyme and Reason

Wall-E

I kept trying to think of some dark actioner to fit this category, and while I could have gone with Mad Max: Fury Road or Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, I think my real favorite has to be WALL-E. It has a depressing future world where piles of garbage have covered the globe and mankind are gluttonous blobs floating around on a robot-controlled space ship, all courtesy of the studio that brought you Toy Story. Pixar’s lovable trash-compactor WALL-E showed us a dark version of the future but with hope too that mankind can better care for the Earth and return to the value of living over survival. Pretty good post-apocalyptic themes for a cartoon!

Emma – Emma Explains It All

Warm Bodies

Warm Bodies Poster

I still remember seeing this film for the first time in the cinema. I was instantly in love with it (and I didn’t even want to watch it that much!)

The story, the sentiment, the soundtrack, the strangeness – it was all so lovely. It really annoys me when ignorants say this is just “Twilight with Zombies” – er, no mate. It’s a sweet, weird and very lovely film with great performances (especially the adorable Nicholas Hoult) and a great message. And though there have been many super and epic post-apocalyptic films over the years, I had to go with Warm Bodies. It’s very special and unique. 

 

 

 

Opinion Battles Round 22 First Choice Halloween Horror Marathon

Opinion Battles Round 22

First Choice Halloween Horror Marathon

Halloween is here and that means time for a couple of horror rounds, the second question would be, what would you pick first in a horror movie marathon, this question should be everything open to what people do or don’t like in the genre.

If you want to join the next round of Opinion Battles we will be take on What is your Favourite Post-Apocalypse Film, to enter email your choice to moviereviews101@yahoo.co.uk by Saturday 11th November 2017.

Darren – Movie Reviews 101

Evil Dead

For me I would start with the original Evil Dead, mainly because it offers up a short, gore filled horror experience that can drag our audience in and leave them in shock when needed and leave them in disgust when required, it also introduces us to an iconic horror lead and shows us horror films can be made with a tiny budget.

 

Milo – Stuff and That

Scream

Since I picked Ghostbusters last time, I think this time I’ll go with my favourite slasher flick, Scream. While the 70s/80s held the classics of the genre, the way Scream tipped the entire thing on its head and provided some real scares, as well as iconic scenes, was simply genius.

Cinema Parrot Disco

A Nightmare on Elm Street

Easy! A Nightmare On Elm Street! I’m certainly not a big fan of slasher movies but the Elm Street films were in a league of their own. I grew up on them (well, from the age of 12 when I first saw the first one) and I’ll always be fond of them. And Freddy Krueger is the best horror villain. The first film is of course the best by far and my first choice but number 3 (Dream Warriors) kicks all kinds of ass too. 

 

Kim – Tranquil Dreams

Three Extremes

Asian Horror has seen so much growth in the last 15 years or so (maybe longer) to reaching the general public especially when they are getting Hollywood remakes every so often. Here is a really nice way to enter into this genre especially with this 3 short film compilation that covers: Hong Kong’s horror piece, Dumplings by Fruit Chan (which has a full version if this short inspires you to watch it), Korean horror piece Cut by Park Chan-Wook and Japanese horror piece Box by Takashi Miike. You can watch them one by one to get into the horror marathon mood or do it all in one sitting if you really want to feel unsettled.

 

John – Johnrieber.com

Black Christmas

I have been doing a daily countdown of horror films this month, and while “The Exorcist”, “Carrie”, “Halloween” and “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” are all classics, I never forget to watch “Black Christmas.”

 

 

Black Christmas” did the POV killer shot several years before “Halloween.”  It has a great tagline:  “If this movie doesn’t make your skin crawl…IT’S ON TOO TIGHT!”

 

It stars Olivia Hussey and Margot Kidder, with great support work by Kier Dullea and John Saxon.  It was directed by Bob Clark, who made another holiday film “A Christmas Story” – and “Porky’s” to boot.  The film sets a suspenseful tone from the first scene and it never lets up, including the shocking ending.  I never miss it!

 

Here is a link to my story about the film if you want it, plus a pic: follow the link for the story

 

Tom – Plain Simple Tom Reviews

Halloween

I was tempted to go for Rosemary’s Baby since that’s my favourite horror film but surely, for a perfect start to a Halloween movie marathon, it has to be this one.

An iconic villain, memorable performances and that recognisable score, this is a great slasher movie that’s perfect to watch with a group of friends on Halloween. 

It just ticks all the boxes!

 

Damien Riley – Riley on Film

Halloween

“Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963,
Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small
town of Haddonfield to kill again.” -imdb

The reason for my pick is the mood of the piece. I’ve seen it so many
times but every time I put it on, it draws me in with the colors,
imagery, and symbols. The girls have sex appeal and Michael Myers is
referred to as “The Shape” in the script, he;s terrifying. Put it all
together and you have a minimalist, spooky, moody film that would set
the scene perfectly for other horror films in a marathon. Director:
John Carpenter

Rachel – 54 Disney Reviews

Over the Garden Wall

My choice for a Halloween Marathon is a litle bit of a cheat but I don’t care. I would absolutely pick Over the Garden Wall. It is technically a TV Miniseries but it is 2 hours and feels cinematic so I am going to count it. It is one of the greatest pieces of media I’ve seen. It is about 2 boys that get lost in a mysterious woods on Halloween night. Then we get 10, 10 minute episodes that vary in tone and topics quite a bit but never fail to be completely engrossing and delightful. 

Everything about this series is stunning. The animation is gorgeous. The characters have heart and are well voiced. The musical score is haunting and beautiful. The songs range from creepy to charming. I love all of the shorts and they are perfect for a party because there are natural breaks for snacks, trick or treaters and anything else you want to do. 

This is also a group of shorts that kids and adults can watch and enjoy equally. I just love it so much    

 

Emma – Emma Explains It All

Halloween

I mean, what could be a better choice?! The music, the mask, the millions of Halloween references and that scary old pumpkin. I honestly can’t think of a film I’d rather watch for a horror movie marathon.

Plus, if you’re watching with friends chances are the first movie of the marathon may get talked through and/or interrupted by trips to the fridge for more snacks and drinks. But everyone has seen Halloween anyway, so it doesn’t really matter.

S.G. Liput – Rhyme and Reason

The Conjuring


To kick off a Halloween movie marathon, I’d have to go with The Conjuring, the 2013 hit that immediately joined the very best of the haunted house genre. James Wan’s direction provides a brilliantly tense atmosphere that ekes terror out of something as simple as a door closing or a hand clap. I also appreciate its spiritual context of religious good vs. evil and its focus on genuine scares over cheap gore. Plus, with the marathon, we could segue right into the also great Conjuring 2 and maybe the Annabelle spinoffs (which I’ve not seen yet), though there are plenty of other complementary creepy flicks.