‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’ Review

★★★ Despite some obvious flaws in the script department, Scary Stories rises to the occasion thanks to some masterfully helmed scary sequences with great monster designs.  After visiting a haunted house in Halloween, a group of friends is haunted by the mysterious and frightening content a book holds that could put them in danger.  In … Continue reading ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’ Review

‘Halloween’ Review: A Satisfying Yet Imperfect Return for the Franchise

★★★ Halloween is mostly a success, delivering the franchise’s best sequel yet — even if it doesn’t really mean much. 40 years after the events of the first film and wiping everything that came in between the two films, ‘Halloween’ finds Laurie Strode, after her traumatic experience, living in exile preparing for the day Michael … Continue reading ‘Halloween’ Review: A Satisfying Yet Imperfect Return for the Franchise

‘The Nun’ Review: A Disappointingly Mediocre Outing in the ‘Conjuring’ Franchise

★★ ‘The Nun’ mostly disappoints with a weak script and minimal scares that make this a lackluster entry in ‘The Conjuring’ franchise. The film follows Irene, played by Taissa Farmiga, a young novitiate, who is teamed up with a priest with a haunting past (Demian Bichir) to investigate a mysterious suicide in a Romanian abbey. … Continue reading ‘The Nun’ Review: A Disappointingly Mediocre Outing in the ‘Conjuring’ Franchise

‘A Quiet Place’ Review: John Krasinski Delivers an Instant Horror Classic

★★★★★ With 'A Quiet Place', John Krasinski proves himself to be an incredible filmmaker, crafting one of the best horror movies of recent times. The film follows parents Lee (Krasinski) and Evelyn (Emily Blunt) as they struggle to survive and protect their children in a post-apocalyptic world filled with monsters that hunt by any sound … Continue reading ‘A Quiet Place’ Review: John Krasinski Delivers an Instant Horror Classic

‘Annihilation’ Review: Alex Garland’s Latest is Brilliant

★★★★½ With Annihilation, Alex Garland proves yet again that he is a master storyteller, blending thought-provoking sci-fi with horror to create a modern classic.  The film follows Lena, who, after her husband, Kane, comes back very ill after being nowhere to be found for over a year, she joins a group of military scientists on … Continue reading ‘Annihilation’ Review: Alex Garland’s Latest is Brilliant

‘The Cloverfield Paradox’ Review: A Huge Step-Down from Previous Entries

  ★★½ While mildly enjoyable as a standalone sci-fi thriller, ‘The Cloverfield Paradox’ can’t help but feel like a huge step-down from previous entries of the franchise. The film follows a group of astronauts aboard a space station who, after using a particle accelerator to create energy for Earth, must find a way back home … Continue reading ‘The Cloverfield Paradox’ Review: A Huge Step-Down from Previous Entries