Horror piles on horror, absurdity on absurdity, all of it treated by Zombie with carnivalesque abstraction. A dream sequence in which Charly is used as the comatose straight-man to a jaw-dropper of a joke is the movie in miniature. You can’t extricate yourself from the nightmare because you’re irrevocably a part of it. That 31 is dropping at the tail end of an especially volatile election season is either no accident or unconscious kismet.
October 20, 2016