Tag Archives: horror

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 […]

The Conjuring 2 – Movies Should Not Suck

Okay, it didn’t actually suck. Completely, anyway. I did not particularly care for the Saw franchise. I did not really like the Insidious franchise. Maybe I am not a James Wan fan… I loved The Conjuring so much I thought we were turning over a new leaf in modern horror. (See the relevant paragraph here.) […]

Devil gets a Pass

Devil’s Pass had been staring me in the face from my Netflix queue for a few months now. Admittedly it probably ended up there in no small part for its provocative cover image: I had almost no positive expectations for this film at all, so what follows is most certainly a result of the lack […]

Occupant occupied my time

I have to really wonder about this one. What was going through the minds of the creators when they made this one? Spoilers follow. If you haven’t seen Occupant yet and don’t want to ruin the experience, well, let it ruin itself. First the good. I was constantly impressed with the cinematography and camera work. […]

Desire is the root of all suffering

Or so said the Buddha. I think he was right. If you desire for a movie to be good, it will suck, and you will suffer.  I recently had the opportunity to watch two more films on my ’70s horror trip down nostalgia lane. This morning I viewed the Italian Argento film Suspiria. I’ll cut […]

Old films rewatched

This post is really my post Halloween round up of what I watched this horror season, followed by some recent unspook-related viewings worth mentioning. The scary season started with The Conjuring. This movie scared the crap outta me. Everything was done right. Had a story, had context and real characters and that always effective “based […]

That Scary Time of Year Again

October chill is here! Dark shadows return. (Dark Shadows, now there‘s good TV, half a century old like all good TV is!) And my unexplainable urge to watch horror movies is back. But this year I think I’ll take a break from the worst of the worst, especially after the Paranormal Activity 3 thing last […]