Tag: splatter

Doctor Sleep

Was I slightly worried about the big screen adaptation of Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep? Look, I’m always gonna worry about any King adaptation, because his work is so heavily weighted in character development that it’s almost never done right due to time constraints — BUT! I whole-heartedly love every single thing Director Mike Flanagan has

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Us

Jordan Peele is back with his second horror film, and ohmygod it is a RIDE. Us starts off in 1986, with a tiny television airing a commercial for Hands Across America – the controversial fundraising effort that spurred protests and didn’t really deliver on its lofty promises of helping the homeless (put a pin in that and save

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The Neon Demon

{cross-posted to Three Imaginary Girls}  “I know how I look. What’s wrong with that?” Last night I finally go to see Nicolas Winding Refn’s epic shock porn horror art piece, The Neon Demon, which many of the people at Cannes deemed as “trash,” and walked out of. A few people in the theater with me last

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Junk Bonds: The Return of Junk Bucket

This is one of those rare instances where I’ve seen a sequel *before* I’ve seen the original, but in the case of this splatter-filled horror comedy, I think it’s fine. I’ll eventually get around to watching Stephen Lange’s first feature: Junkbucket—and based on its sequel: Junk Bonds: The Return of Junk Bunket, I’m sure I’ll

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Italian Horror Double Feature: Argento’s Tenebre and Dracula

In order to save my sanity (lest it break from too many awful adaptations) I had to take a break from my Stephen King project this weekend to review a couple of horror films by Dario Argento instead. Ah, Dario Argento. I feel like Italian horror is either something you completely love or completely hate,

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You’re Next

  {Cross-posted to Three Imaginary Girls}  Contrary to its “EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS IS SCARY” trailer, You’re Next is packed with quite a bit of fun. Sure, there are elements of scariness, but the best thing about this splatter-fest is that it’s infused with a lot of clever moments. For example, taking the basic “trapped in a remote location”

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Maniac (2012)

{Cross-posted to Three Imaginary Girls} I didn’t think there was any way Elijah Wood would ever be able to creep me out more than he did as Kevin in Sin City, but I stand corrected. Don’t be fooled by Wood’s usual Hobbit-y, childish demeanor; in the remake of the classic 1980 horror film Maniac, Wood

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Evil Dead (2013)

{Cross-posted to Three Imaginary Girls} Holy shit you guys. Holy. Shit. I was really hoping the Evil Dead reboot would be awesome, but I had no expectations that it would be as fantastically amazing as it turned out to be. As a horror fan, I gotta tell you that this is one of the finest examples of the

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Horrorvids: Ambassadors “Unconsolable”

Stumbled across this because of my love for Zosia Mamet (loved her on Mad Men, love her on Girls – just LOVE her). The song itself is just ok – catchy enough, but not really my style. However, Director Gabriel Stanley put together an effectively creepy portrait of a deranged killer that goes well with the music.

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[Rec]3: Genesis

{Cross-posted to Three Imaginary Girls}  Sometimes when filmmakers continue their horror film franchises, it doesn’t work out so well (I’m looking at you, Paranormal Activity). But while [Rec] 3: Genesis is admittedly the campiest film in Director Paco Plaza’s zombie trilogy, it’s still a nice follow-up to his previous creations, and he manages to keep changing it up enough that

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