Paranormal Activity 3 fails on a fundamental level to provide any substance, any originality, or any scares that manage to eclipse the terror of previous two films and add a new level of horror to the already spine-chilling series.
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The story centers around a group of five friends going on a quiet cabin retreat, only to scratch the surface of something so massive and horrific that they can only begin to fathom what might possibly be going on just as time quickly runs out.
Unmistakably influenced by the bleakness of John Hillcoat’s 2009 film The Road, Jim Mickle’s vampire plague movie Stake Land is an atmospheric and pleasantly compelling tale of survival in post-apocalyptic America.
Director Ti West has emerged recently as one of the most promising filmmakers to tackle the modern American horror scene. After the successful critical release of his 2009 feature The House of the Devil, his next feature yet again tackles the haunted and supernatural aspects which potentially reside in locations all around the world.
It’s Halloween and time for something scary. That means vampires! Granted, the folks behind Twilight have tried their best to make these folkloric creatures lame and pathetic, but in my mind, to no avail. Vampires have always had a certain psycho-sexual allure in both literature and in cinema, and no silly glittering nonsense is going to stop that. Here I will give you, not the best vampire movies, but the best vampires themselves.
Pedro Almodovar is not a conventional filmmaker by any means. His films openly explore subjects many acclaimed directors fear to tread and absorb in their whole entire careers, but what is always guaranteed with Almodovar is a sense of wonderment and the unexpected, and The Skin I Live In is no different.
With summer sadly behind us and Movember (the annual festivity of growing a mustache in November) still a month away, we are left in October with some time to waste and some puns to make. For the audiophiles it is Rocktober and Star Trek fans will honor their favorite Vulcan in Spocktober. But the movie-types celebrate Schlocktober, the month in which we indulge ourselves in horror movies.
Apollo 18 is the newest addition to the found-footage horror sub-genre by taking this concept into space and working alongside the well-known conspiracy theories that have surfaced since the first manned mission to the moon in July, 1969.
Logical thinking has me to believe that a film entering under the subtext genres of “horror” and “thriller” – would, in fact scare and excite an audience at once. However, director Troy Nixey’s newest scarcely original farce, Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, simply has me afraid of one thing: the future of horror movies.