Tag Archives: horror films

It Comes at Night

Major spoilers ahead. It Comes At Night is uncomfortable. No other way around it. It isn’t particularly scary, but it’s as uncomfortable and unnerving as the scariest movie, and perhaps more so. So doesn’t that make it horror? I’d say so. A different kind of horror. No monsters, really. Except ourselves. Perhaps. IMDB user Joshua […]

400 Days

Is it just me or were the last few years particularly great for science fiction fans? Last week I viewed and wrote about Arrival, and this week brings 400 Days, a mind bending psychedelic head trip of a genre mashing success. You wouldn’t know if it you blindly went by the folks reviewing at IMBD, […]

Spooky time again

A crisp chill brushes up against your spine in the long shadows. The golden October sunlight rapidly turns purple and the night settles upon us again. Your back tightens and your shoulders shudder as a rustle behind you seems personal, stalking, creeping closer… I love Halloween and the horror film season is back! My regular […]

A Tale of Two Strange Films

I had a productive weekend and took in two films. They were both entertaining and they were both empty. I’m not sure how a film can be both entertaining and empty but it happened twice in one weekend. My thanks to dbmoviesblog and moviebabblereviews for first drawing my attention to these films. First up: A […]

The scariest future of them all

In the vast archives of cinema there is no shortage of scary tomorrows. A Clockwork Orange explores a very personal, harrowing experience of one denizen of a bleak tomorrow. Its world is overrun with chaos and immorality. Big government bunglings produce no shortage of unfortunate outcomes in one failed attempt after another to fix what […]

Jacob’s Ladder

This one left me speechless (a babbling brook of mindless expletives aside). Part horror film, part war film, part government/military conspiracy coverup film, part supernatural thriller, Jacob’s Ladder hit me harder than a beat up old car driven by demons speeding down an alley right for me. There are several films here in this one […]

Halloween roundup

It’s that spooky time of year again and I have formulated my latest opinions, so listen up. For starters, I want to update some of my opinions. The Witch, in particular, is much better than I first believed. I wrote here that I did not expect to be talking about The Witch in five years. […]