Very few movie franchises have staying power – but when they do, they rarely fail to entertain. Bride of Chucky was released in 1998 and even upon viewing in 2015 still delivers the laughs and bloody cringes.
Religion in general has been used to terrorize the masses since some of the very first horror films; And as we all know, exorcism films are a dime a dozen. Even films that tend to regurgutate tropes and plots, if done well, can still be entertaining. Unfortunately, The Vatican Tapes is not a film that can be included in that category.
Revenge horror is a subgenre ripe with ambitious films – many of which tend to utilize the classics of the past as a crutch rather than inspiration. Revenge based films often revolve around a female protagonist whom is lucky enough to escape imprisonment by a hair brained mistake overlooked by her captor or is forced to find motivation to exact satisfaction from her own vicious attack. It’s a solid formula but not an easy science promising success.
Americans in horror movies, especially young and attractive ones always seem to find themselves in a foreign land with little understanding of its culture or history – and this always ends badly for them.
BLACK MASSES! ILLUMINATI INFLUENCE! The 90’s were a strange decade and who better to highlight one of the more unnerving events of the Satanic scare than writer, director, composer extraordinaire, Alejandro Amenábar (The Others, Thesis)
There are movies that pay homage to the horror classics of the 70’s and then there are movies that take that influence and deliver something exciting in their own right. We Are Still Here is definitely in the latter category and holds its own among classics and its contemporaries alike. The horror genre has seen plenty haunted house stories and plenty of times have been let down – until now.