Archive for the Horror Category

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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DETROIT

You have to be wary of those films out there that are marketed as, “The terrifying secret you never knew behind this big historical event.” 99% of the time it rings completely hollow and the films are usually just falsely crafted narratives to increase dramatic tension. There’s always that 1%, […]

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IT COMES AT NIGHT

One of the main criticisms levied against horror films is that they’re often devoid of any sort of characterization, story, or thematic depth. Sure, the main intent is to scare you and if a horror film does so, it technically succeeds, but where’s the fun if there’s […]

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THE MUMMY

Thanks to Disney and Marvel, cinematic universes are all the rage now! Ever since The Avengers made a billion dollars and proved huge, expansive universes could be successful, every other movie studio scrounged up whatever properties they could in order to have their own interconnected franchises. It’s gone […]

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ALIEN: COVENANT

Alien is one of the greatest horror films of all time. Aliens is one of the greatest action films of all time. Decades ago, Ridley Scott and James Cameron both struck gold with their respective creepy alien features. Gold that 20th Century Fox has been trying to find more […]

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