Ash Consults the Necronomicon

Ash Consults the Necronomicon

What dark secrets does your future hold?

Ashley Wells, the movie critic behind The Boomstick Film Club, looks deep into her evil book in search of your new favorite movie.

Write the names of the last 3 movies you loved in the comments section, and Ash will consult her necronomicon and give you a personalized recommendation for what to watch next.

Klaatu barada nikto!


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43 Responses to Ash Consults the Necronomicon

  1. Hannah

    10 Cloverfield Lane, Room, It Follows
    (Hi, Ashley!)

  2. Kirk Michael

    The Lobster, Cemetery of Splendour, Clouds of Sils Maria

  3. Daniel Gurzi

    Bring it on, bring it on again, bring it on: in it to win it. All or nothing and fight to the finish were terrible.

  4. m.snowe

    Love & Friendship, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Mad Max: Fury Road.

  5. If we’re going with non-porn movies, then I’ll say Starman, The Wailing, and Room.

  6. interloper

    Bedazzled (1967), The Lobster, Modern Romance

  7. Elvira, Mistress of the Dark; Dumb and Dumber; Beetlejuice!

  8. Eddie the Eagle, While We’re Young, How to be Single.

  9. SamSamSam

    The Ghost and Mr. Chicken, Con Air, Bridge Over the River Kwai

  10. Mitchell

    These are the last movies I “loved” or really like cause, loving movies is hard for all us jaded movie folk, (I’m blaming you, Jurassic World).

    Dredd, The One I love, and The Thing (Carpenter). Always and forever, John Carpenter’s The Thing.

  11. Roy McSween

    Pop Star, Captain America: Civil War, The Big Short.

    I thought to include Army of Darkness, but I don’t want your Necronomicon to explode.

  12. Joanna

    Dazed and Confused, A Bronx Tale, Anchorman

  13. Zack

    The Nice Guys, Boy (2010), Beginners

  14. Deborah Estevez Vanderlinder

    I could fill this with movies I enjoyed from last year, but where is the fun in that? so here we go:
    1) Cinema Paradiso
    2) The Departed
    3) Marie Antoinette
    4) Eddie Murphy RAW
    5) Trainspotting

  15. Primer. Coherence. You’re Next.

  16. Joe Gregov

    It Follows, Ex Machina, Creed

  17. Celia

    Sisters, Wetlands, Celeste and Jesse Forever. Clearly a strong female lead trend happening here!

  18. Adam Lowber

    Ex Machina, In Bruges, Mad Max: Fury Road.

  19. Elyse G.

    Far From the Maddening Crowd, Age of Adeline, This Is Where I Leave You

  20. misswells

    Hannah: Ashley greets you in return and applauds your willingness to go first, mortal. The Necronomicon foretells that you will enjoy Hush (2016), a psychological thriller costarring John Gallagher Jr. from 10 Cloverfield Lane. Klaatu baradu nikto!

  21. misswells

    Kirk Michael: The Necronomicon detects a willingness to read subtitles and decipher complicated plots. It likes your style and foretells that you will enjoy the exceedingly weird Post Tenebras Lux (2012). Klaatu barada nikto!

  22. misswells

    Daniel Gurzi: The Necronomicon detects an affinity for teen movies with strong female protagonists and sprightly physical activity. It foresees you enjoying Save the Last Dance (2001). Klaatu barada nikto!

  23. misswells

    M. Snowe: the Necronomicon detects a kindred spirit who likes visually appealing movies about female friendships. It predicts that you will enjoy Heavenly Creatures (1994). Klaatu barada nikto!

  24. misswells

    Rrepino: the Necronomicon senses that you have a talented and attractive girlfriend you would like to buy dinner for. It heartily recommends you the suspense thriller Cop Car (2015). Klaatu barada nikto!

  25. misswells

    Interloper: the Necronomicon senses an enjoyment of high-concept romances and assumes you have already seen Defending Your Life, so it predicts that you will enjoy the comedic drama Happy Accidents (2000). Klaatu barada nikto!

  26. Hey, Ash!

    All the Real Girls, American Beauty, House of the Devil.

  27. interloper

    I’ve never even HEARD of Happy Accidents but it looks fantastic. Makalaka hi meka hiney ho!

  28. misswells

    Gina: the Necronomicon senses a deep love of that holiest of movie genres, the horror comedy. Well done, mortal. It recommends that you watch What We Do In the Shadows (2014) with its blessing. Klaatu barada nikto!

  29. misswells

    Staci M.W.: the Necronomicon detects an affinity for sophisticated comedies and recommends the excellent indie The Skeleton Twins (2014). Klaatu barada nikto!

  30. misswells

    Samx3: the Necronomicon detects a healthy appreciation for the absurd and thinks you will enjoy the insane Japanese horror classic House (1977). Follow, if you dare, with the American film House (1986, no relation). Klaatu barada nikto!

  31. misswells

    Mitchell: the Necronomicon detects an enjoyment of intelligent horror and action films. It recommends the twisty thriller The Invitation (2015). Klaatu barada nikto!

  32. misswells

    Roy McSween: the Necronomicon senses an appreciation for satirical dialogue and expertly filmed action. It predicts you will enjoy the resplendent Norwegian mockumentary Troll Hunter (2010). Klaatu barada nikto!

  33. misswells

    Joanna: the Necronomicon senses a love of period-piece coming-of-age films and recommends the delightful post-Cold War comedy Good Bye, Lenin! (2003). The Necronomicon particularly likes Daniel Brühl’s performance. Klaatu barada nikto!

  34. misswells

    Zack: the Necronomicon detects a love of indie comedies and recommends David Gordon Green’s gently absurdist film Prince Avalanche (2013). Klaatu barada nikto!

  35. misswells

    Deborah: the Necronomicon senses an affinity for historical dramas and recommends the lush Danish costume drama A Royal Affair (2012). Klaatu barada nikto!

  36. misswells

    Vladkin: the Necronomicon detects a love for intelligent sci-fi and horror and recommends Adam Wingard’s indie horror/thriller The Guest (2014). You will thank the Necronomicon later. Klaatu barada nikto!

  37. misswells

    Joe Gregov: the Necronomicon senses an enjoyment of well-written dialogue and creative world-building. It recommends the wonderful indie sci-fi film Under the Skin (2013). Klaatu barada nikto!

  38. misswells

    Celia: the Necronomicon agrees with your assessment of your viewing proclivities. Very perceptive, mortal. It recommends the Mike Leigh comedy Happy Go Lucky (2008). Klaatu barada nikto!

  39. misswells

    Adam Lowber: the Necronomicon is starting to think you mortals liked that Mad Max movie. It agrees with you and recommends the briskly plotted thriller Cold in July (2014). Klaatu barada nikto!

  40. misswells

    Elyse G: the Necronomicon senses an enjoyment of romantic dramas with an interesting twist and predicts that you will enjoy the divinely charming Waitress (2007). The Necronomicon hears the Broadway version is very good too. Klaatu barada nikto!

  41. misswells

    Matt: the Necronomicon will let your tardiness slide this once, mortal. It detects a love of indie horror and unconventional romances and recommends The One I Love (2014), which has elements of both. Klaatu barada nikto!

  42. 1) The Martian
    2) The Force Awakens
    3) Deadpool

  43. Mitchell

    I finally got around to watching The Invitation (2015). I really enjoyed it, especially the cool reveal at the end.

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