Malignant Review & Hidden References You Missed

The low-down on James Wan's newest horror offering, complete with genre Easter Eggs & more!

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New Line Cinema

Going in to Malignant I had absolutely no idea what to expect. The trailer was vague enough and the reviews varied SO much that my little brain was in absolute peace, not expecting a damn thing.

In retrospect I think this was definitely the best way to go in, not having any preconceptions at all about what I was about to watch - because so much gets thrown at you in that 111 minute runtime that I’m not sure I could’ve processed it all if my brain had been otherwise occupied.

If you’re engaged in the horror movie community at all then the chances are that you’ve seen a LOT of discourse around this film and also have some pretty strong opinions on it yourself, and I’m here to give you some more!

Before we carry on, here’s a warning that this video is gonna be packed FULL of spoilers, so proceed with caution. Anyway, let’s get into it.

If for any reason you’re not sure about the basic plot of the movie: it follows a woman, Madison, who finds herself suddenly able to watch through some sort of psychic link as a bloke named Gabriel carries out a series of murders. She knows she was somehow linked to Gabriel in childhood, but she can’t remember how...

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