Tag Archive "horror"

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Movie Review: Us is Unusually Unsettling

Us is the kind of movie that does something for the reputation of horror films. Horror isn’t usually a genre known for its creativity and cleverness. It used to be before it was inundated with ...

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Movie Review: Halloween is a Horrific Success

Forty years after the classic Halloween first terrorized audiences, a new sequel has breathed devilish life into the story.

Movie Review: The House with a Clock tick-tocks just fine

The House with a Clock in its Walls is even stranger than its title suggests. Its confusing name is fitting for a confusing movie trying to be and feel like several kinds of entertainment. But ...

Movie Review: Total Nonsense from The Nun

With each new September comes a new fall movie season. That bundle is usually loaded with an onslaught of horror and thriller flicks for the upcoming Halloween holiday. If The Nun is an indication of ...

Movie Review: Winchester is an Awful Waste

Truly awful movies with no redeeming qualities are rare in cinemas. Winchester: The House that Ghosts Built, however, is the most boring horror film of the century. It’s thoroughly tedious and unenjoyable from start to ...

Movie Review: IT is a Terrifying Treat

Following three lackluster weeks at the box office, the first blockbuster of the fall is here. And It (meaning the noun and the title) delivers everything fans of the popular horror property have hoped for. ...

Movie Review: The Mummy’s a Messy Monster

There are so many confusing and disappointing parts to the new reboot of The Mummy it’s difficult to describe. While it’s a pathetic story and a glamorous CGI horror trip, it’s also a fun (albeit ...

Scary, Smart, and Split Between Senses

Scary movies worth recommending don’t come often, and neither do many studio films released in the month of January. Split, opening in theatres today, breaks the mould with a suspenseful, intelligent movie. It definitely isn’t ...

Movie Review: Never unfriend the dead

Effective horror movies are like encountering a majestic unicorn in a mundane world, they’re few and far between. Unfriended succeeds with an unapologetic, anti-bullying message. The real life possibility that we are never really safe, not ...

The Conjuring: Seat Clenching Horror

The Conjuring is a lesson in the heebie-jeebies, fluctuating between creepy and frightening and never dull or expected. With based-on-a-true-story-haunted-family-faced-with-possession-and-an-eerie-house horror movies being dime-a-dozen recently, The Conjuring stands out against the rest as the most ...

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