Archive for the Horror Category

BRAHMS: THE BOY II

WARNING: Spoilers for Brahms: The Boy II ahead… but really, who cares?  I never saw the first The Boy movie, but by all accounts, it’s absolutely terrible. It was just another spooky doll movie, but there was one unique twist that made it seem a bit more interesting: it turns out the doll […]

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GRETEL & HANSEL

  While adaptations of classic fairy tales have been done thousands of times before and mostly instill cynicism, I actually welcome new adaptations. The reason why is that they’ve mostly been sanitized for children and these stories were made as cautionary tales with the intent of terrifying […]

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UNDERWATER

Derivative. It’s a word people often use when they’re criticizing a film, and it makes sense. When a lot of stuff in a film is stuff you’ve seen before, especially many times, it’s much harder to be invested because you can often see where the story is […]

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THE GRUDGE (2020)

Happy New Year, everybody! With a new year comes a new January, and with a new January comes a new terrible horror movie! Well, last year’s first film, Escape Room, wasn’t all that bad, so, who knows? Perhaps we would get lucky two years in a row. […]

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DARK WATERS

I love me a good legal thriller, but like all well-worn genres, a lot of them just kind of end up feeling stale and more of the same. It’s a lot of people in suits talking in boardrooms, in hallways, in offices, all while pouring over documents […]

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THE LIGHTHOUSE

The VVitch: A New England Folktale was not only the best horror film of 2016, but I firmly believe it’s the best horror film of the decade, and one of the best of all time. Especially as a debut film, it was masterfully crafted by Robert Eggers, filling us […]

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PILGRIM

Holiday slasher films are basically as old as the genre itself. Black Christmas was one of the first slashers ever, which inspired films like New Year’s Evil, My Bloody Valentine, April Fool’s Day, Silent Night, Deadly Night, and the granddaddy of them all, John Carpenter’s Halloween. There are loads of them, but hey, holidays […]

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DOCTOR SLEEP

Some stories just don’t need sequels… Scratch that. Most stories just don’t need sequels. The entire point of someone telling a story is that it has an ending. A point it was trying to make. We’re not supposed to follow characters for their whole lives, but just a glimpse […]

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COUNTDOWN

Some ideas for movies just simply don’t work as feature length stories. Sure, an idea may sound unique and novel, but when it literally doesn’t go past the concept, what’s the point? I get that we watch movies to escape into fictional worlds where the impossible can […]

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IT CHAPTER TWO

Adapting a book to film comes with a lot of challenges and that’s simply because they’re two vastly different mediums. There’s a lot more freedom when you’re using just words, giving you the ability to concoct literally anything from your mind and put it into somebody else’s. […]

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