Horror Movies Reviews

The Babadook

The Babadook

2014

The fear present in The Babadook is almost unfounded. It's hard to remember the last time a potent, eerie mood piece fit this much terror within its walls - both physically and psychologically. Not that films today don't have the power of scaring their audience, it's just that the effect is surface-layer for the most part, easy to shake off because of a certain distance to be attained. In other words, the fear is so within its own horror genre that once taken out the fact that it's a film meant to scare, it does nothing. The Babadook masterfully... Read More

Contracted the Movie

Contracted

2013

What a magic little gem this is and one which will make you think twice about having a one night stand! My only complaint about this one is that it didn’t run long enough and ended too abruptly. I wanted more. This movie runs along a similar vein as Thanatomorphose where a young girl becomes infected with a virus and her body begins to fall apart.  Though nowhere near as graphic as Thanatomorphose, there are enough differences between both movies to make them unique. This story is about Samantha who is a lesbian and after breaking up with her girlfriend attends a... Read More

Afflicted - movie

Afflicted

2013

Since watching this modern day vampire movie about a month back I have encountered numerous reviews that seemed not to ‘get’ the film in any way! I think a lot of these so called ‘big film review’ sites have an agenda against Found Footage horror movies. Just to make it clear to the reviewers out there, this is actually a Modern Day Vampire Movie so maybe try including that in your review. Don’t try to put perspective fans off by slating a film you did not enjoy by not including the most important film element within your review! Now we’ve go that out of the way I... Read More

Oculus movie

Oculus

2014

Do you chew your nails? Does it take you more than one effort to rip the band-aid off? Do you sometimes think you saw some stray object and then when you look again, think you were mistaken? A series of small incidents, like the ones mentioned above, make the latest addition to the horror films genre, 'Oculus', an intriguing watch. Directed by Mike Flanagan, 'Oculus' is based on an earlier short film by him, titled, 'Oculus: Chapter 3 - The Man with the Plan'. The story revolves around an incident in the that took place in the Russel household, some 11 years ago.... Read More

Ouija movie

Ouija

2014

As kids, best friends Debbie and Laine used to play with Laine's Ouija board. It was merely a creepy little diversion since neither of them really believed the game was connecting them to "other side." So it was just the eerie idea that some ghostly figure had its invisible hand on the planchette with theirs—moving the plastic pointer from letter to letter on the board—that kept them going at it, giggling all the while.  The rules they played by? (Laine had picked them up somewhere and said they should never be broken.) You never played alone.... Read More

Let the Right One In

Let the Right One In

2008

As Let the Right One In opens in a suburb of Stockholm during the 1980s, 12-year old Oskar (Kåre Hedebrant) shows all the signs of being on the road to turning into a Columbine killer. He's a loner who is relentlessly bullied at school. His parents, who are divorced, pay him only as much attention as they can fit into their busy schedules. And his hobby is cutting out articles about murders from the local paper and pasting them into a scrapbook. This is not normal behavior even for a socially awkward boy on the cusp of adolescence. But then things take an... Read More

The Atticus Institute movie

The Atticus Institute

2015

Dr Henry West (William Mapother) is the cheif researcher of the Atticus Institute, a small group dedicated to the investigation of psychic phenomena during the mid 1970s.  In 1976 a middle aged woman named Judith Winstead (Rya Kihlstedt) is delivered into their care, as she exhibits an extraordinary level of strange abilities. Nearly 40 years later, the true story of what happened is recounted by those involved.  It seems as if Judith was more than simply psychic: she was a conduit for something far more malevolent…. The Atticus Institute was written and... Read More

The Blair Witch Project

The Blair Witch Project

1999

The Horror! The Horror! It's everywhere this summer. Look at the fear on the face of gorgeous Catherine Zeta-Jones in The Haunting, a $75 million scarefest from Twister director Jan De Bont in which Zeta-Jones' lesbian designs on Lili Taylor pale next to the hideous designs that a haunted New England mansion has on both of them. Or check out The Deep Blue Sea, with Cliff-hanger director Renny Harlin pulling every trick an $80 million budget can buy to put Samuel L. Jackson, Thomas Jane and Saffron Burrows at the mercy of merciless, supersize sharks. Screenwriter David E.... Read More

Clown the movie

Clown

2014

Hating clowns is pretty much a religious observance in Western culture. No one really needs to explain, ‘I hate clowns’, and no one ever seems to be indifferent to them, let alone like the things, save for women of a certain age who are into naff figurines; it’s weird, though, that so many people have an opinion on something they haven’t ever seen first-hand in their original environment. I don’t know many people who’ve even been to the circus or ever had clowns turn up to entertain them at parties, or if they have, it’s certainly not frequent and/or traumatic enough to... Read More

Breaking at The Edge

Breaking at The Edge

2013

Breaking at the Edge is a 2013 horror film that’s actually more creepy than scary. Two brothers kill their half sister in order to inherit their wealthy estranged father’s estate.  And when the younger brother’s pregnant wife finds out, they plot to kill her too. 2 out of 10 stars.  What I didn’t like was the truly bad acting by the Brazilian actress and the “ghost” of Sara Randolph.  We’ve come a lot further than this.  The rest of the cast wasn’t much better.  Bad casting can really ruin a film. Ian and Bianca Wood are expecting a baby.... Read More

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