THE 8TH NIGHT MOVIE REVIEW
In the time of myth and legend, the Buddha stopped an ultimate evil from destroying humanity. Unable to kill it, the holy man ripped out the monster’s eyes, placing each in a separate jar. He hid one in the mountains of the far east, and the other in the deserts of the far west to ensure they could never reunite and revive the demon. And for two and half millennium, the eyes remained buried. But, as in all supernatural horror movies, someone has to poke the ultimate evil awake, don’t they? When one of the eyes is restored, it becomes a race against the clock for two monks (and a homicide detective who just wants to know wtf is creating these weird ass corpses everywhere) as they try to intercept the eye before the eighth night when it inhabits its last victim, and brings about the end of humanity. Mindy, Lewayne, and Robert channel their inner warrior monks and break down this latest Netflix offering of Korean supernatural horror. So, sit down with your favorite virgin shaman, and check out their review here.
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DIRECTED BY: Kim Tae-hyoung
STARRING: Lee Sung-min, Park Hae-joon, Kim Yoo-jung, Nam Da-reum, Choi Jin-ho, Lee Eol, Kim Han-sol, Park Se-hyun
Mindy Rast-Keenan (Screener Squad, Highly Suspect Reviews)
Having grown up in Nairobi, Kenya, and being very disappointed at the lack of riding elephants her cartoons had promised her, Mindy spends the majority of her time as a film, theater, and voice over actress in the Austin, Texas area. They still give her money for being on HBO that one time, with her name in the credits spelled wrong. A nerdy geek, this award-winning actress joined One of Us figuring she’d put her summa cum laude BFA acting degree to good use…by judging other people’s acting. In the few seconds she gets to herself, Mindy bakes for charity, knits eccentric plushies, plays original RPG’s with her gamemaster husband, and spends time with her soulmate, Batman.
Lewayne White (Screener Squad)
Lewayne’s earliest memories are of watching movies and reading comics, which instilled in him a sense of wonder, a vivid imagination, and unrealistic expectations. It also means he spends a lot of time watching movies, writing scripts for them, and trying to get them made. He lives in the middle of middle America after landing there as a child, and has remained there mainly because he hates packing.
Robert Garza (Screener Squad)
If it weren’t for sad music and scary stories I wouldn’t be as well-adjusted and cheerful as I am today. Moonlighting as a musician off and on since adolescence, I am as big a fan of scores and needle drops as I am of slow zooms, production design, and third act exposition. Just about all of my screen time is spent on international horror, drama, and hour long episodic. Big fan of genre, and the biggest fan of supernatural horror and dark sci-fi with meaningful representation and narratives that use trauma, grief, and grace as more than surface-level content. Also, I read a ton of modern horror novels/comics and stan Matt Berry. In the before times I worked music and film festivals across the US and will hopefully return to that sometime in the future.
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