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Suitable Flesh (2023)

My quick rating - 5.6/10. I thought this was a mesmerizing journey into the realms of psychological intrigue and ancient curses, delivering an experience that blends 80s horror nostalgia with the allure of 90s erotic thrillers. Heather Graham's surprisingly good performance adds an extra layer of depth to this film, loosely based on the works of H.P. Lovecraft. The story unfolds around a psychiatrist, portrayed by Graham, who becomes entangled in a web of obsession with one of her young patients. As the layers of the story are peeled back, a chilling revelation emerges – the patient is linked to an ancient curse that adds an unexpected supernatural twist to the psychological drama. Graham's performance was a bit unexpected and showcased her versatility as an actress. Her portrayal of the obsessed psychiatrist is nuanced, bringing authenticity to a character caught in the throes of obsession and unraveling mystery. Her ability to convey the complex emotions of her character adds a compelling dimension to the film, elevating it beyond the typical horror fare. The film's loose connection to H.P. Lovecraft's influence is evident in the atmospheric horror elements that permeate the storyline. The exploration of ancient curses and psychological torment creates a chilling ambiance that pays homage to Lovecraft's signature style. Director Joe Lynch skillfully weaves together psychological thrills and Lovecraftian horror, offering a fresh take on the genre. The flick also taps into 80s horror and 90s erotic thrillers, creating a fun and engaging experience for fans such as myself just soaking it in. The film cleverly incorporates the stylistic elements of these decades, from the soundtrack to the visual aesthetics, evoking a sense of familiarity and nostalgia that resonated with me. The pacing keeps you on the edge of your seat, as the plot unfolds with unexpected twists and turns. The fusion of psychological tension, supernatural elements, and a touch of eroticism adds layers to the narrative, creating a well-rounded horror experience that goes beyond the conventional. Overall I found the film to be a fun and intriguing flick that successfully combines psychological thrills, Lovecraftian horror, and nods to 80s/90s nostalgia. Whether you're a fan of psychological drama, supernatural horror, or just the occasional throwback, Suitable Flesh offers a spellbinding journey into the realms of obsession and ancient curses.

Amazon along with these streamers currently have this Shudder flick that hit cinemas.

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