The Final Destination (2009, David R. Ellis, USA)
(This is #4.) Undoubtedly the weakest of the five Final Destinations, but still sits comfortably in the series as pure deathly spectacle. Same director as #2, meaning both have the same self-reference, fake-outs, and the Rubiest Goldbergiest deaths. (#1 and #3 are the more serious and effective ones, and #5 takes all the best elements from the previous four and runs a victory lap.)
Operation Pink Squad 2 (1989, Jeffrey Lau, Hong Kong)
A fun and raunchy ensemble comedy about four policewomen going undercover in a haunted apartment building.
Gemini (2009, Shin’ya Tsukamoto, Japan)
I haven’t looked into this movie since I watched it, and what remains is a chaotic mess of surreal ghosts and amorphous events on a solid backbone of duality. My lasting impression probably isn’t representative of the movie itself, and this is mostly a note to myself to watch this again and read up on it.
Grace (2009, Paul Solet, USA)
It seems like such a simple premise for a horror movie: an infant needs to feed on blood. A bottle of blood. Fly paper hanging like mobiles. Perfect images from an excellent execution of that premise. Very gross and personal.