Horror

The Visit (2015)

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The Visit (2015)

It has been agonizing to watch M. Night Shyamalan over the past decade, a director who came bursting out the gate back in ’99 with The Sixth Sense, a brilliant piece of cold terror that earned him two Oscar nominations and, for me, stayed the course with his next two pictures Signs and Unbreakable. But […]

| September 15, 2015 | 0 Comments
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The Gallows (2015)

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The Gallows (2015)

There is a brief moment late into The Gallows that is so restrained and so steadily terrifying that I felt a great lurch in my stomach.  Cassidy, the buxom cheerleader is trying to pull herself together after her boyfriend goes missing.  She sits at the top the of stairs trying to pull herself together.  The camera […]

| July 9, 2015
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Insidious Chapter 3 (2015)

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Insidious Chapter 3 (2015)

There are a lot of baffling things about Insidious Chapter 3, and it would be fair to say that they begin with the movie’s title. This is the second-sequel to the 2011 cult hit, but it’s a prequel – meaning that it’s not technically Chapter 3, so wouldn’t it be Chapter Zero?  Or Chapter 0.1?  […]

| June 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Poltergeist (2015)

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Poltergeist (2015)

It is very likely that the remake of Poltergeist may be impossible to enjoy on any level. If, like me, you’re a connoisseur of the original and look on it with fond memories, this retread will come off as a soulless carbon copy. If you’ve never seen Steven Spielberg’s film, then this will come off […]

| May 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Maggie (2015)

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Maggie (2015)

It is possible that Maggie may be the best misfire of the year. It’s a thriller that doesn’t ultimately work, but you almost feel the need to applaud the effort. Odd to say, but that’s kind of refreshing. In a year that is offering us a vast minefield of movies in which no one even […]

| May 12, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Unfriended (2015)

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Unfriended (2015)

Oh lord . . . how long till Avengers? Unfriended is unwatchable, a product of towering dullness wrapped in a gimmick that doesn’t work, packed with people you wouldn’t want to spend five minutes with. It’s a colossal miscalculation of character and tension built on a flimsy idea and padded out by technological glitches that […]

| April 21, 2015 | 0 Comments
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It Follows (2015)

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It Follows (2015)

In horror movies, it stinks to be young. Our minds and our bodies are beginning to get adjusted to so many scary and then you have to deal with some fool with a butcher knife or a ghost with a 200 year-old axe to grind.  It’s hard to grow up, but it’s even harder when […]

| March 31, 2015 | 0 Comments
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The Pyramid (2014)

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The Pyramid (2014)

Right out of the gate, The Pyramid loses me. This is a movie about an ancient pyramid that is discovered buried under the sands of Egypt that is unusual in that it has only three sides excluding the base.  That means it’s actually a tetrahedron.  I have the strangest feeling that no one involved with […]

| December 3, 2014
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