Category: Horror

Candyman (2021) Movie Review: Social commentary through the lens of horror

Candyman was released in U.S. theaters on August 27th, 2021. It currently has a 86% on Rotten Tomatoes, with 137 reviews from critics. The film is directed by Nia DaCosta and is a direct sequel to the 1992 original. Candyman follows Anthony, who moves to Cabrini, almost a decade after the towers were torn down.

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Old (2021) Movie Review: Not really good… but still entertaining?

Old was released in the United States on July 23 and was directed by M. Night Shyamalan. The film currently holds a 51% on Rotten Tomatoes and has certainly been divisive, like many of Shyamalan’s movies. While there are definitely a lot of flaws, I actually came out of the theater quite satisfied. Old follows

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The Hunt (2020) Movie Review

College and the stress that COVID-19 has brought upon the film industry has made it difficult to watch and review many movies for several months. Now that I have more free time I was finally able to check out The Hunt. It was released in the U.S. on March 13, 2020, and starred Betty Gilpin,

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Ready or Not (2019) Movie Review

Ready or Not was released earlier this year and was directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett. Some came out of this film somewhat disappointed, however I did not feel that way at all. The huge positive aspect of this film is what everyone else has said: Samara Weaving. She played the bride named Grace,

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IT: Chapter 2 (2019) Movie Review

IT: Chapter 2 is the sequel to IT from 2017 and while it does boast some very cool sequences, there are still a lot of problems. Let’s start off this review by stating the obvious; the cast was phenomenal. Like everyone else is saying, they did a terrific job with casting the adults in the

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Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) Movie Review

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is a film based off of the books written by Alvin Schwartz. It weaves several stories from the books into the film, however is it effective or not? I read the books when I was a kid so I was very excited to hear that they were making

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Friday the 13th (2009) Movie Review

The 2009 remake of Friday the 13th was directed by Marcus Nispel. To me, this is one of the better film’s in the Friday the 13th franchise and it is also definitely the most unnecessarily hated. The first positive aspect of this film is the cast. While there were no spectacular performances, the acting was

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47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019) Movie Review

47 Meters Down: Uncaged is the very cleverly named sequel to 47 Meters Down and is directed by Johannes Roberts. The story features four teenage girls who go cave diving in a ruined underwater Mayan city. After swimming for some time they then realize that there are several sharks in the water. They then go

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Midsommar (2019) Movie Review

Midsommar was released in the U.S. on July 3, 2019 and was written and directed by Ari Aster. This is a very unique movie for me to review because after thinking about it I did enjoy the film, however it is still somewhat hard for me to recommend to the average viewer. The story features

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Crawl (2019) Movie Review

Crawl was released in the U.S. on July 12, 2019 and directed by Alexandre Aja. It is a different take on the vicious-killer animal genre. The story features Haley, who is a swimmer at the University of Florida. After just finishing a practice she realizes that a category 5 hurricane is coming right towards her.

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Nightmare Cinema (2019) Movie Review

Nightmare Cinema was released in the U.S. on June 21, 2019. It is a horror anthology film with stories directed by Alejandro Brugués, Joe Dante, Mick Garris, Ryûhei Kitamura, and David Slade. The story features five people who are brought to a theater to view films that show them their worst fears. The movie featured

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Annabelle Comes Home (2019) Movie Review

Annabelle Comes Home was directed by Gary Dauberman and co-written with James Wan. This wasn’t a bad film… however, I found myself wondering why it was necessary at all besides a cash grab. The beginning of the film features Ed and Lorraine Warren taking the Annabelle doll back to their home and locking it away

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Child’s Play (2019) Movie Review

Let me start off with this… I really enjoyed this movie. The Child’s Play “remake” is widely released in cinemas on June 21, 2019, however there are some screenings on June 20. I was lucky enough to be able to go see it opening night and I was very pleasantly surprised. Child’s Play was directed

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Into the Dark: They Come Knocking (2019) Movie Review

Into the Dark’s They Come Knocking is a Hulu original that was released on June 7, 2019 and directed by Adam Mason. It has an interesting concept, but it has troubles executing it and ultimately falls flat. This film centers completely around a man (Nathan) and his two daughters (Clair and Maggie) some time after

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The Perfection (2019) Movie Review

The Perfection is a Netflix original movie that was released on May 24, 2019 and directed by Richard Shepard. This was one crazy movie… Without giving away any spoilers I will give a brief summary of the plot. Lizzie is a student of Anton at the Bachoff Academy and she is a great musician. She

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All 7 Child’s Play/Chucky Movies Ranked and Reviewed

Before the new remake of Child’s Play comes out I decided to watch all 7 of the previous films to rank and review them. This is one of my favorite horror franchises, however there are definitely some lackluster movies in this group. It is also worth noting that Don Mancini has written every movie in

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Pet Sematary (1989) and Pet Sematary (2019) Reviews and Comparison

The original Pet Sematary was released on April 21, 1989 and directed by Mary Lambert. This was a very interesting story to me and it was a good adaptation of Stephen King’s novel. The cast in this movie was pretty good as they all fit their roles well. Dale Midkiff played Louis while Denise Crosby

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Get Out (2017) Movie Review

Get Out was released on February 24, 2017 and was written and directed by Jordan Peele. This was definitely a very different type of movie that you had to play very close attention to in order to understand all of its twists and turns. The cast in this movie is pretty amazing and basically every

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