Archive for the Horror Category

ANNIHILATION

One of the main things I love about horror films is the overwhelming sense of dread they can make you feel. I love going through the same emotions the characters are. Constantly uneased and tense, with an odd feeling forming in my stomach anticipating what could happen next. An […]

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THE CLOVERFIELD PARADOX

Cloverfield was a perfectly fine, entertaining found footage monster movie. That’s all it ever was, and all it ever should have been. We never needed a sequel, and we certainly didn’t need it to start a connected universe with other films… yet here we are. In 2016, eight […]

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INSIDIOUS: THE LAST KEY

Back in 2011, the creators of two of the biggest modern horror franchises, Saw and Paranormal Activity, teamed up to give us a whole new horror film… that really fell flat on its face. Yes, I’m talking about Insidious. It’s a shame, because I think the first hour of Insidious is one of the best modern horror […]

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JIGSAW

Not all good films are the same, nor do they all strive for the same goals. That’s why genres exist. A good horror film is not the same as a good drama film. You don’t go into a horror film expecting developed characters, great acting, or thematic depth. You go into one to hopefully be […]

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SAW FRANCHISE

There are a lot of different things that can be said about the Saw films. They’re gratuitously gory. A lot of the dialogue is bad, with some of the acting being even worse. They’re completely humorless and joyless. They have an incredibly intricate storyline and plot. The […]

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HAPPY DEATH DAY

Is there such thing as a completely original idea anymore? I don’t really think so. Humans have been telling stories ever since we’ve been able to speak, so it’s not a surprise that we run into some familiarities here and there. Every type of story has been […]

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mother!

Oh, symbolism. It’s a tool that every artist uses to some extent, but like any tool, it all depends on the person who uses it. When it comes to film, symbolism can be used in a multitude of ways, from representing a character’s state of mind, to making an […]

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IT

One day as an innocent six-year-old, I went over to a friend’s house to hang out, like kids tend to do. My friend’s older brother thought it would be a good idea to show us the TV miniseries It, based off the Stephen King novel of the same […]

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DEATH NOTE

Oh, Adam Wingard, what are you doing, man? You showed everybody so much promise with your fantastic genre pictures You’re Next and The Guest; two fun and stylish films that are throwbacks to the old films of John Carpenter and the like. Although your last film, Blair […]

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ANNABELLE: CREATION

In 2013, modern master of horror James Wan gave us The Conjuring. Its positive reception and massive box office success started a new renaissance of horror films being taken seriously again from audiences and critic alike. While I think the films are kind of overrated, especially the […]

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