While ‘The Grudge’ will probably appeal only to those who are already fans of the franchise, it presents an excellent juxtaposition between Japanese and American horror films.
From gracing the screen at countless sleepovers to serving as ideal movie-night picks, a handful of classic teen comedies have proven a lasting power. But almost none of them arrived in the past decade.
You know something’s terribly wrong when you go to a horror movie at the theater, and the terror of your real-life experience infinitely surpasses any of the frightening imagery on screen.
The film implies the dead should have been left alone for their souls to enter the afterlife, but filmmakers chose not to beat viewers over the head here.
Liberal feminists support anti-predator laws and seek to limit, if not eradicate the right of everyone, women included, to bear arms. Not Jamie Lee Curtis.
The point of ‘Halloween’ is that there is no point. The Shape is simply and purely evil. You can’t counsel it, medicate it, heal it, or kill it.
Laurie Strode and her daughter are empowered in the face of a mass murderer, thanks to a personal stash of weapons.
An earlier entry in the slasher realm is actually a touchstone in the genre: ‘The Town That Dreaded Sundown.’ It’s the last time I felt a visceral combination of fright and thrill from a film.
It’s supposed to be this critique of gun culture, but throughout the entire series the bad guys with guns are always stopped by good guys with guns.
The new horror film ‘Hereditary’ is hyperbolic in its honesty over what our family line can do to us.
No need for a monster in every scene. This movie gets screams by simply making a sound with a small toy.
As I watched Netflix’s ‘Before I Wake,’ I told the late-night tweeterverse how excellent I thought the film. The film’s screenwriter, Jeff Howard, messaged me in response.
Our annual Halloween episode explores this year’s best horror entertainment including ‘It’ and ‘Stranger Things.’
In 2017, movie theaters have screened special 35mm showings, a publisher has released a coffee table art book, and the Collector’s Edition Blu-ray released last fall is still a bestseller.
Without director George Romero, there would have been no ‘The Lost Boys,’ nor scores of other horror movies that sought to make sense of what is going on with the world.
It’s unclear where the franchise can go from here. Judging by the so-so box office and ho-hum reviews, there are diminishing returns of humans being chased through dark interstellar halls.
Had the crew in ‘Alien: Covenant’ included a couple of gloomy, maladjusted types, and had they listened to any of them, things would have gone better.
Mary Katharine Ham hosts the second annual Halloween edition of the Federalist Radio Hour.
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