Category Archives: Horror

Yorgos Lanthimos makes stunning psycho-thriller debut with ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer’

Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos came into the spotlight only a year ago with the release of The Lobster. The acclaimed film was set against a quirky premise: single people must find a mate within 45 days or be turned into animals and sent to the wild – sounds disastrous, but Lanthimos’s film-making skills coupled with an Academy Award-nominated original script

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James Wan loses cred as “Demonic” underwhelms

With movies like The Conjuring, Saw, and Insidious attached to his name, James Wan has established himself as one of the most sought-after horror movie director-producers of the decade. His distinct style in making horror movies has become a signature of its own, leaving crowds eager for his projects throughout the year. And considering the genre is slowly dying — what with

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James Wan delivers a solid sequel to his celebrated hit ‘The Conjuring’

Back in 2013, famed movie director James Wan, known for hits such as Insidious and Saw, solidified his status as one of — if not the — best horror movie directors of our time with his acclaimed film, The Conjuring, which premiered to warm reception from fans and critics alike. Three years later, Wan is back to terrorise the globe with

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“Unfriended” takes ambitious risk, makes movie-making history

The year has seen a flock of experimental horror movies grace the screen. From It Follows to Good Night, Mommy (released late last year, wide release this year), film-makers have been expanding the genre to include more elements, envisioning new ways to give what would otherwise be a normal jump-scare a new twist. One trend I’ve noticed in the most recent

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“It Follows” does away with high production, delivers creeptacular result

If you’ve been following this blog (and I thank you if you have), you’ll know that I’m both a big fan of the Horror genre, and one of its biggest critics. The modern understanding of Horror can be encapsulated in thin storylines and a bunch of jump scares that grow old 30 minutes into the film. Recent flicks don’t offer

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