Horror sequels are much maligned. Mostly, deservingly so! There’re plenty of reasons to dismiss an arm of exploitation cinema that typically undermines a genuinely original idea by running it into the ground. Witness, for instance, how Freddy Krueger’s oneiric menace was eroded into wisecracking mediocrity by a string of undercooked, underbudgeted imitators. And, yet, many…
We Summon the Darkness is a perfectly competent horror film.
The Invisible Man is a showcase for its writer-director’s obvious love and talent for genre cinema.
Stanley’s film eschews familiar threats for something indefinable.
The ideas are all there, but they’re wrapped up in a clumsily-configured storyline let down by its clichéd characterisations.
3 From Hell is that it doesn’t really have a substantial enough idea to justify returning to a decade-old franchise.
There’s nothing especially original about neo-slasher The Furies, but its purity sets it apart.
Halloween is only days away, and what better way to celebrate the occasion with a bevy of horror films at this year’s iteration of Monster Fest?
Horror comedies are hard. Ready or Not proves they don’t have to be.
Zombieland: Double Tap will sell tickets off the promise of exploding zombies and sarcastic asides. Thankfully, it has both in droves.