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Title:   Lyle
Director:   Stewart Thorndike
Year:   2014
Genre:   Horror
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   09.26.19

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Date Viewed Venue Note
09.26.19Alamo South LamarThis Screening is part of event: FantasticFest 2019
Brian Kelley's intro for this was "I'm queer and I LOVE horror movies." They did a LGBQT series this year, most notably with a doc about the guy who starred in A Nightmare on Elm Street 2, but this is the only one I saw. I kind of wish I'd seen the other movies to understand why they chose to screen this. Maybe it fits in some weird thematic way (i mean, other than having gay people in it). Just as a random movie to see a few years after it was released, it didn't make any sense.

Furthermore, I didn't like the movie at all. It's not just that it's inspired by Rosemary's Baby or uses that material as a launch pad or presents a modern-day take on it... this movie IS Rosemary's Baby if John Cassavettes was a woman. Nothing new is brought to the table. Is it for people who've never seen the original? Is it like a blaxploitation thing? Like The Exorcist and Abby? Is there a small niche genre of gay versions of popular movies?

In any case, I largely felt like this was a waste of time. I guess it's a movie and I'm sure people worked hard on it but I don't understand why. It's just a not-as-good version of Rosemary's Baby.
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