Excerpt: It combines elements of cosmic horror, science fiction, and supernatural drama into a compelling mix that keeps you laughing, shocked, terrified, moved, and surprised. Justin Benson and Aaron Smith have proved themselves to be very smart and capable filmmakers.
Excerpt: We’re watching a straightforward sequel serving as a skeleton key to decipher its predecessor through re-contextualization while also providing a unique story removed from it. There are as many layers to its effectiveness on both those levels as there are genre tropes rendering it impossible to classify into a ready-made box.
Excerpt: Lovecraft looms large over the movie, no doubt. Regardless, Benson and Moorhead tread their own ground, specifically when it comes to the entity of the story, and the plot is not cold or totally devoid of hope.