Sophie's introduction into the magic that is the horror genre was watching Halloween at a party in high school, and since then she's never looked back. She may be the wimpiest horror fan you have ever met, but she won't ever let that stop her!
After almost twenty years and innumerable films, the found footage subgenre has become more than a little bit stale; a real hot take, I know. The category has become so “well-trod” that even the criticism and review of the myriad films is becoming wrote and repetitive. Talking about all the things that one of these movies does wrong can be hard to do without parotting oneself.
When it was released in 2014, Creep took us all by surprise. It dropped on Netflix with little to no warning or fanfare and became a genre darling overnight. And its acclaim is completely earned. With an incredibly small cast and a plot arc that kept you guessing right up until the end, Creep managed to comment on several prevalent tropes in found footage and horror at large, while still maintaining a level of tension that seemed to touch the clouds in certain scenes. Plus, it introduced us all to Peach Fuzz! What more could we ask for?
Just a few months ago, I sat down to review Joel Schumacher’s 1990 Flatliners in anticipation of its upcoming remake/reboot/reimagining. As a fan of the original, I was cautiously optimistic. I re-veiwed and then reviewed the film and my cautious optimism only grew. But then I saw 2017’s Flatliners, directed by Niels Arden Oplev...and it was not good.
Let's compare the IMDb plot synopses for the 2014 film Unfriended and 2017's Friend Request. In Unfriended, “A group of online chat room friends find themselves haunted by a mysterious, supernatural force using the account of their dead friend.” Friend Request’s totally original and completely different plot concerns itself with, “A popular college student [who] graciously accepts a social outcast's online friend request, but soon finds herself fighting a de
As a horror fan, your free streaming options can be incredibly limited. Most of us have likely scrolled through the bowels of Netflix’s horror section, hoping to make the right decision between the endless cadre of straight to VOD horror that inundates most online platforms. So before we even get into talking about this film, try to place yourself there. Set your expectations appropriately. Are you there? Can you feel the desperation and resignation? Good. Let’s begin.
In 1997, a series of bright and unexplained lights were spotted in the sky over Arizona and Mexico, leading to continued speculation about their origins. In 1999, an independent film called The Blair Witch Project became an overnight sensation, leading to continued speculation about the veracity of its account as well as the proliferation of the found footage subgenre.
For children, there is perhaps no better time of year than summer, and no more exciting day than the last day of school. As the immortal Alice Cooper so beautifully put it, “No more pencils, no more books, no more teacher’s dirty looks.” What could possibly be better? It is precisely on this day that the protagonists of Among the Living find themselves wandering the French countryside with nothing to do but get into trouble.
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