Archive for the Thriller Category

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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EL CAMINO: A BREAKING BAD MOVIE

When Breaking Bad initially ended and the spin-off series Better Call Saul was announced, everybody thought that’s all we would see of Vince Gilligan’s iconic universe. I certainly never expected a feature film, especially one that’s a sequel that shows what happened to Jesse after originally driving off into the night. […]

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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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DON’T LET GO

All stories come from asking one simple question: What if? What if a young college graduate started an affair with a much older family friend? What if a killer shark terrorized a populated coastal town? What if a wealthy man dressed up as a bat in order […]

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READY OR NOT

I adore horror, thriller, and dark comedy films, but it’s not often because of the strengths of their screenplays. Their scripts are definitely good enough to bring the goods, but most of the fun is brought on by the director’s atmosphere and pacing, the composer’s music, and the actors performances. […]

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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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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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