Posts Tagged ‘horror’

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[Reviewed by: Eric Raymer]

Slashers didn’t always used to be predictable, watered-down, remakes targeted at teenagers. Okay, maybe that’s not entirely true. But when they’re at their best, they possess a manic energy and dark sense of humor that doesn’t have to resort to self-aware, tongue-in-cheek laughs (Scream franchise, I’m looking at you). Adam Green’s Hatchet was a throwback to the best slashers of the eighties, and it succeeded in capturing their spirit. However, sequels in this genre don’t usually turn out so well. Can Hatchet II pull it off? (more…)

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[Reviewed by: Danny Moltrasi]

“Nothing can prepare you...”

First of all, let me start by saying that I really enjoyed the original Paranormal Activity. I thought it was spooky, atmospheric and creepy. Paranormal Activity 2, on the other hand, throws all of this away and resorts to cheap jump out scares. Pretty much everything that made Paranormal Activity good, and one of the biggest successes of 2009 cinema, is sadly left. Instead what we are given is an annoying family who have a pool cleaning machine that goes on walkabouts. Not exactly high art. (more…)

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[Posted by: Alex Miller]

One of my favorite comedies turned into a horror flick just in time for Halloween! If you like this check out the romantic comedy version.

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[Posted by: Danny Moltrasi]

“I need help!”

It is a simple idea, a man buried alive in a coffin, with no idea how, or why, he is in there. Director Rodrigo Cortés gives himself the restraint of not leaving the box, and just giving Paul Conroy (Ryan Reynolds) a mobile phone to connect to the outside world. Buried gives you the feeling of being stuck inside there with him, as Cortés maintains the feeling of claustrophobia, hopelessness and frustration. (more…)

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[Posted by: Eric Raymer]

One of the things that continually amazes me about zombie films is that whenever it seems they’ve been completely played out, an innovative director comes along and puts a new spin on the genre. Still, there’s lots of schlock out there, and most of the time I approach a new zombie film much like I would an actual zombie: cautiously. When news about a forthcoming Cuban zombie film called Juan de los Muertos (Juan of the Dead) broke in May, my skepticism-meter was reading pretty high. Fortunately, any doubts I had were erased when I saw the awesome teaser trailers for the film. I recently spoke with director Alejandro Brugués (who was kind enough to take a break from preparing to shoot the film to exchange some emails), and it’s clear that he’s a huge zombie fan who is really happy to be making this film. Keep reading for some exclusive information about the film as well as the teaser trailers. (more…)

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[Posted by: Eric Raymer]

October is probably my favorite month because it gives me an excuse to watch a lot of horror films to get in the mood for Halloween. (Not that I need that much of an excuse.) It also means there’s a slew of new horror films ready to be released in theaters. If you’re wondering which will be worth checking out this month and which will just be more of the same cheap scares, keep reading for a breakdown of all the horror coming your way in October. (more…)

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[Reviewed by: Danny Moltrasi]

“If you believe in God, then you must believe in the Devil.

The Last Exorcism in many ways exceeded my expectations. It is simply too easy to dismiss this film after hearing the initial premise, but most of the time it works. It is scary a lot of the time, and often atmospheric. However, this went to waste with one of the worst, most rushed endings to a film I have ever seen. I’ve rarely come out of a cinema so frustrated. (more…)