Archive for the Thriller Category

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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THE INTRUDER

Predictability is an element that a lot of people like to bring up when focusing on the negative aspects of a film. While it’s certainly more exciting to not know what’s going to happen, a predictable narrative can be elevated by everything behind it, such as quality performances and direction. Films […]

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GRETA

Nothing elevates a silly B-movie quite like the stars. Just look at stuff like The Evil Dead and Tremors. Both absurd, over the top films, made even more fun with excellent lead performances from Bruce Campbell and Kevin Bacon. Those are mere outliers, though, as a majority of B-movies […]

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HAPPY DEATH DAY 2U

I’ve talked about sequels and their effects of diminishing returns many times before. It’s rare that sequels are better than the original, but it does happen. What’s even more rare is when a sequel completely abandons the conventions and genre that was established before. Evil Dead II is one […]

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MISS BALA

Boring films are the worst kind because whether it be good or bad, a film should above all be memorable. Even if it’s marred by poor acting, direction, and everything else, that can all potentially make for an entertaining and memorable experience. Those are the best kinds of […]

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SERENITY

DISCLAIMER: This review contains massive spoilers for Serenity, as it’s impossible to talk about why it’s so bad without getting into the details. You’ve been warned, but you probably don’t care to see it anyway, as it bombed terribly. Anyway, here we go. Ahhhhh, the glory of […]

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GLASS

Now that everybody is clear on what it’s all about (and if you don’t know and get mad about this, it’s really your fault), I can finally talk more about M. Night Shyamalan’s Split. I wasn’t a big fan of it, and a big reason why was during […]

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