Archive for the Horror Category

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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SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK

It’s not very often that a collection of short stories gets adapted into a feature length film. Depending on the length, like Stephen King’s “short” stories, you can work a whole feature out of it. However, when your short stories are an average of 5 pages, there’s […]

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CRAWL

There are two very limited horror/thriller subgenres that I love and those are the “killer animal/monster” genre and the “person/people trapped in one location and trying to survive” genre, but they’re not often combined. A majority of horror films back in the day fell into the B-movie […]

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MIDSOMMAR

I love really any kind of horror film, as long as it’s well done with what it wants to do. If there’s one genre that really doesn’t need to worry about being character driven, it’s horror. It relies more on atmosphere and suspense to keep you engrossed, rather than […]

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ANNABELLE COMES HOME

The “killer doll” subgenre of horror movies is definitely on the lower end of the quality spectrum. The only real successful one was Chucky, with everybody else after feeling like a cheap imitator. While the original and new Child’s Play film showed a doll could be threatening, although it’s […]

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CHILD’S PLAY (2019)

Pretty much every horror movie has been remade now, so when a Child’s Play remake was inevitably announced, everyone at this point just sighed and said, “Okay, whatever. We all know it’ll suck.” To make things seem even worse for this movie, the whole reason it exists is kind […]

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MA

It’s always interesting when directors branch out of their comfort zone, especially when they’re sometimes so far away from it. I gotta say, going from drama to horror would be especially tough. While they can certainly have characters and story, horror films are more about the experience over emotional […]

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BRIGHTBURN

James Gunn has sort of made a name for himself by making somewhat subervisive genre films with a clever edge. Slither with the horror genre, Super! with the superhero genre, and Guardians of the Galaxy with the comic book genre. He loves genre fare and with his newfound clout in the industry and all that Guardians money, […]

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THE CURSE OF LA LLORONA

A majority of The Conjuring films are lame. There. I said it. I can respect the first film and the craft involved with most of them, but the sequel and various spin-offs are about as lazy and generic as it gets when it comes to horror. It’s all […]

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HELLBOY (2019)

Reboots, remakes, and all that have every reason in the world to make people apprehensive about them. Like usual, pretty much everyone was apprehensive about the Hellboy reboot, but there were things here and there that made me somewhat interested. I really enjoyed Neil Marshall’s other films, with stuff like Dog Soldiers and Doomsday being […]

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