Browsing: Horror

Reviews Men and Chicken

When their father dies, Gabriel (David Dencik) and Elias (Mads Mikkelsen) are given a video containing an important message from the recently deceased. Or at least it’s supposed to be an important message, but thanks to incompetence is instead just a few seconds of the camera accidentally pointed at their father’s…

Reviews They're Watching

Likely one of the found-footage genre’s most inventive gimmicks is that of the documentary style. It not only provides an instant explanation for the filming of the footage we’re watching, but grounds it in a strong sense of realism. This was put to horrifying effect in The Poughkeepsie Tapes, John Erick Dowdle’s controversial…

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I came to the horror genre late. There’s a story that involves Killer Klowns and a terrified little boy, but that’s a story for another time. The experience led me to miss out on years of genuine scares because once you become an adult, it gets a lot harder to be scared. Regardless of the frequency…

Reviews Emelie

Emelie is a psychological thriller directed by Michael Thelin. This film marks the director’s debut feature, and premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. Giving a pleasant new spin to home invasions, writers Richard Raymond and Harry Herbeck have pushed the in envelope in creating an extremely convincing storyline…

Reviews Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Simply the existence of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies has inadvertently sparked a single thought in the minds of audiences across the world: “Hey, this kinda looks like that movie that came out a couple of years ago, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.” But while these comparisons moviegoers conjure up tend to have no…

Reviews The Forest

Every January, every year, for the last four years, the first film to receive a wide release has been a less-than-stellar horror film. In 2012, it was The Devil Inside, a lazy found-footage vehicle that contained no visible effort. In 2013, it was Texas Chainsaw 3D, a horrendous monstrosity of a sequel with no reason to exist…

Reviews He Never Died

Quite possibly one of the most entertaining films of the year, He Never Died, a horror-comedy directed by Jason Krawczyk, sneaks in under the radar, just squeezing in as a 2015 release. Krawczyk’s film tells the story of a ominous man who, under unlikely circumstances, must go on a quest to save his long-lost daughter…

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“Join your ghoulishly gracious host, The Usher, as he finds solutions to your sorrows and woes with a little help from the sinister side of cinema. Watch him as he pairs your problems with the perfect horror film to help you deal with the undealable. What are you waiting for? Come on in, there’s a seat already warmed up for you!”

Reviews crimsonpeak_1-1

There are a few constants in Guillermo del Toro films: beautiful set and costume designs, stunning cinematography and colorful characters. There is no denying that the set and costume design in Crimson Peak is breath-taking but unfortunately those are the high points that come from this film. Good news for those that love a good costume drama, bad…

Home Entertainment Manos The Hands of Fate

Good-bad movies are a kind of accidental art form. It’s almost impossible to intentionally create a good-bad film; to really work, it’s got to be the result of bad luck, undeserved ego and a complete lack of ability, usually combined with a low budget and pathetically good…

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