Horror

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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Annabelle (2014)

Annabelle (2014)

Okay, let’s talk about this stupid doll.  It’s not scary.  Yes, it’s creepy because it’s made to look creepy in a movie sort of way.  That’s the wrong approach.  Dolls are creepy only when they were made to be cute and innocent and you can clearly see that somebody at the drawing board needed to […]

| October 2, 2014
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Under the Skin (2014)

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Under the Skin (2014)

Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin opens with a scene that could easily have found a home in 2001: A Space Odyssey. We’re somewhere in deep space, looking at evolving shapes that emerge from the darkness. You don’t notice it at first, but as the shapes form, a voice is quietly emerging from the soundtrack. The […]

| July 29, 2014
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