Tag Archives: Horror

The Invisible Man (2020) Review

WHAT YOU CAN’T SEE CAN STILL HURT YOU   In today’s day and age of current horror motion pictures, Blumhouse Productions has certainly become the more prominent film studio to produce plenty of features of the horror variety. While the production / studio company has indeed done other genres in the past for its releases with movies like the Tooth

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Fantasy Island (2020) Review

A SHODDY REMAKE THAT DOESN’T WORK   Welcome to Fantasy Island” are the iconic words spoken by fictional character Mr. Roarke from the TV show Fantasy Island. Created by Gene Levitt, the show debuted on ABC television network from 1977 to 1984 and starred Ricardo Montalban as the mysterious and enigmatic Mr. Roarke and Herve Villechaize as his assistant, Tattoo.

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Gretel & Hansel (2020) Review

A SLUGGISH GRIMM RETELLING   Fairy tales are the spark of imagination; customary to being presented boundless adaptations and interoperations throughout many different cultures and countries around the world. While most are presented in child-like form (i.e. easy to follow, understand, and approachable for most ages), fairy tales have often derived from myths and legends; some of which have had

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The Turning (2020) Review

A DISMAL (AND UNSATISFYING) HORROR FEATURE   Horror feature films have indeed had the fair share of hits and misses over the years; garnishing spooky tales of a wide variety of aspects to “scare” its cinematic characters as well as its viewers. Stories of spectral ghosts, ancient demons, nightmarish ghouls, haunted houses, deranged psychopaths, and murderous individuals have been the

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The Grudge (2020) Review

A CURSE THAT HAS RUN OUT OF CINEMATIC GAS   In 2004, American audiences were introduced to the supernatural horrors in the movie The Grudge, which was a remake of the 2002 film Japanese horror feature Ju-On: The Grudge. Directed by Takashi Shimizu, the film, which is presented in a nonlinear narrative, tells of “The Grudge”, a curse that is

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IT: Chapter Two (2019) Review

LOSERS STICK TOGETHER   In 2017, moviegoers everywhere returned to Derry, Maine, The Losers’ Club, and the enigmatic being known as Pennywise the Dancing Clown with the film IT. Based on the terrifying bestselling novel of the same name by Stephen King, the movie (a remake of the 1990 TV movie) tells the story of seven children in the town

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Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) Review

A DELIGHTFULLY SCARY TALE   Years before literary author R.L. Stine released his ghoulish scary stories for kids in his Goosebumps series, Alvin Schwartz created Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark; scaring up young readers with its spooky tales within. First released in 1981, Schwartz’s creation (in case you didn’t know) is a collection of scary stories that are

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Annabelle Comes Home (2019) Review

THE HORROR ADVENTURES OF BABYSITTING (AT THE WARRENS) The cinematic supernatural horrors of The Conjuring universe has plenty of spooks and scares to entice moviegoers everywhere to return with another installment after the other. Beginning back in 2013 with the original Conjuring film, the main series story thread follows paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren and their attempts to assist

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Brightburn (2019) Review

EVIL HAS FOUND ITS SUPERHERO   The idea of superheroes has always been a point of fascination with comic books lovers, examining the many lives of fictional comic book creations through either gadgets and robotic mechanics or endowed with superhuman abilities from experimentations or gifted from birth. What’s become more apparent (over the years) is with these comic book superheroes

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