Category: Horror

  • Hellraiser (2022)

    We’ve been threatened with a Hellraiser reboot for a good decade and change, attracting a rotating roster of talent with series creator Clive Barker dropping in and out like a side character waving from the bushes. In that time, Dimension Films kindly whet appetites and fulfilled contractual obligations with direct-to-video entries Hellraiser: Revelations in 2011 […]

  • Halloween Ends (2022)

    I’m aware it isn’t in vogue to enjoy Halloween Ends, the conclusion to David Gordon Green’s Halloween trilogy, itself billed as the arc taking John Carpenter’s 1978 original and bringing it to a definitive conclusion. I understood this going into the movie, given the unavoidable disdain for it and my disdain for last year’s Halloween […]

  • Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum (2018)

    You may have caught from my review of The Power, which immediately precedes this review, that I am a fan of horror movies in hospitals. I can hedge on that despite being generally inconsistent as a person, proven by how much I enjoyed Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum almost entirely on the principle that it’s set in […]

  • The Power (2021)

    If you want to finetune a horror movie to my taste, you can either make it a period piece or set it in a hospital. The Power does both these things, so we’re off to a sterling start. Better yet, writer/director Corinna Faith hinges the movie’s entire atmosphere on 1970s set dressing and accompanying hospital […]

  • Candyman (2021)

    I wanted to love Candyman. The 1992 original stands as a rare gem in 90s horror – genuinely scary and bursting with theme in a remarkable way not oft seen – and it’s certainly a classic overall. Candyman ’21 acts as a direct sequel to Candyman ’92, continuing this trend of sequels to excellent horrors […]

  • Hell House LLC (2015)

    Ever since The Blair Witch Project made a wild amount of bank for a group of folks shaking a camera in the woods, we’ve been inundated – or blessed, depending on your inclination, I don’t know you – with found footage horror. Some do novel things with the genre and are genuinely entertaining for it […]

  • The Neon Demon (2016)

    It’s difficult to label The Neon Demon as any one thing – horror, thriller, what have you. If you really wanted to, you could label it a “psychological thriller” – that’s probably the most fitting – but the film doesn’t operate within genre constraints, at least not initially. Really, The Neon Demon comes off more […]

  • The Invisible Man (2020)

    Universal’s been attempting to restart their famous horror icons for a hot minute now, including an embarrassing effort to start a “Dark Universe” that had fancy cast photoshoots and everything, beginning with Tom Cruise’s ill-fated The Mummy. As with many forms of hubris, this did not pan out, and Universal let Blumhouse take a crack […]

  • The Hunt (2020)

    The Hunt wants you to believe it’s a clever movie. It’s not. That sums it, feel free to exit now. But really, probably the most frustrating thing about The Hunt is it wanting to eat its B-movie cake and have its message-movie cake too – derailing what really ought to be just a fun bloody […]

  • Halloween II (1981)

    Far be it from me to claim Halloween II is a good movie, but I ask you to detach yourself from the perfection of its predecessor and look at Halloween II on its own merits. It’s still not good, surely not, but the trick to watching Halloween II isn’t to view it as a sequel […]