So I ended up watching THREE (3) films yesterday. OVERLORD - I'm surprised it's taken me this long to get round to watching it, to be honest. It starts amazingly but progressively becomes a daft action movie with cartoonish villains and far too much sentimentality towards its characters. I kept waiting for the logical third act twist with Rosenfeld that never came, and to be honest by the time it ended I found it overly schmaltzy and a bit of a missed opportunity all round. HOUSE OF THE WITCH - This started like a made-for-TV movie complete with off-brand swearing and glossy twenty-something actors; I half expected Melissa Joan Hart to turn up as the town's sassy mayor. The plot makes not a fuck of sense but the film itself does find its feet further in with some surprisingly decent kills (and a fucking HORRID scene involving fingernails), although having a CGI fart as the central villain was quite the choice. SPIRAL - The MVP of the evening, best described as 'Get Out with gays'. Ridiculous bits involving an obligatory ghost girl in a white dress aside, this is a tense, well-paced thriller that makes a few bold choices and delivers a massive shock towards the end which I was hugely impressed with. Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman isn't an active cunt in it, which is a bonus, and overall I appreciated how callous it was towards the family of main characters. I found a film about Nazi human experiments too saccharine, and a film about a loving, non-traditional family unit pleasingly callous. Bit unusual, that.