Tag: Horror

Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 3.5

Mama (2013)

I often compare horror flicks to modern fairy tales, but no filmmaker blurs the line between these two genres more convincingly than Guillermo Del Toro,…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 4.0

The Collection (2012)

Horror sequels are an odd breed. Rather than build on the story established in the first film, they tend to simply reenact it with a…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 5.0

The Evil Dead (1981)

My favourite scene in The Evil Dead features no gore, violence, supernatural creatures, or even dialogue. Alone and half-mad, Ash (Bruce Campbell) decides to take…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 5.0

Gremlins (1984)

Even though Christmas day itself is typically used as a dumping ground for films on which studios have all but given up, we each have…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 4.5

The Collector (2009)

Somebody has finally got the Saw (2004) concept right, though I find it ironic it’d be Marcus Dunstan, who, along with Patrick Melton, penned some…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 3.5

From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)

I’ve argued for some time now that vampires are the new unicorn: a fantasy creation that appeals to the female psyche specifically and leaves male…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 1.0

Silent Hill: Revelation (2012)

A friend once forced me to watch over two hours of cut scenes from the 2008 shoot ‘em up Devil May Cry 4. Though I…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 3.0

Sinister (2012)

Though I consider myself an avid horror fan, I must confess that I approach the genre from a certain distance. Though I enjoy the sweet…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 3.5

House at the End of the Street (2012)

To me, House at the End of the Street comprises two distinct cinematic experiences. One pertains to the thoughtful horror flick intended by director Mark…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 4.0

The Tall Man (2012)

I can’t recall ever seeing a movie as unpredictable as Pascal Laugier’s The Tall Man, which, despite its title, has nothing to do with Don…

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