Tag: Horror

ARCHIVE 81 (TV REVIEW)ARCHIVE 81 (TV REVIEW)

Archive 81 TV Review

Archive 81 is an American supernatural horror mystery streaming television series developed by Rebecca Sonnenshine, written by Paul Harris Boardman and executive produced by Sonnenshine, Boardman, and James Wan. The series is based on the podcast of the same name, about researchers cataloging the video archive of a missing filmmaker. 

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HELLBOUND SEASON 1 (REVIEW)HELLBOUND SEASON 1 (REVIEW)

Hellbound Season 1 Review

Hellbound is a South Korean dark horror fantasy streaming television series directed by Yeon Sang-ho, based on his own webtoon of the same name. Yeon, of course, is the film-maker behind the hit zombie flick Train to Busan and its sequel, Peninsula. Consisting of six episodes, season 1 introduces viewers to the basic premise of Hellbound, and the several characters caught up in its events.

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LAST NIGHT IN SOHO (REVIEW)LAST NIGHT IN SOHO (REVIEW)

Last Night in Soho Review

Last Night in Soho is a 2021 British psychological horror film directed and co-written by Edgar Wright. Set in modern day London, the film moves between this contemporary setting and the 1960s in a fantastical premise, that is good fun overall but stretches the bounds of the suspension of disbelief somewhat. 

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THE NIGHT HOUSE (MOVIE REVIEW)THE NIGHT HOUSE (MOVIE REVIEW)

The Night House Movie Review

The Night House is an American supernatural horror drama film directed by David Bruckner, based on an original screenplay by Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski. The story concerns a widow who discovers a dark secret about the house her late husband built, which then leads her to a psychological battle which may cost her, her very life.

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DON’T LET GO (MOVIE REVIEW)DON’T LET GO (MOVIE REVIEW)

Don't Let Go Movie Review

Don’t Let Go is a 2019 American science fiction horror thriller film written and directed by Jacob Aaron Estes. The film is a cross between a supernatural time travel story and a crime procedural and involves a premise that is essentially borrowed from Frequency (2000). This basic premise has been taken aboard as a staple of many South Korean movies and TV series as well (for e.g. The Phone), for some reason.

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CANDYMAN (1992) STORY ANALYSISCANDYMAN (1992) STORY ANALYSIS

Candyman (1992) Story Analysis

Candyman (1992) is an American supernatural horror film, written and directed by Bernard Rose and based on Clive Barker’s short story “The Forbidden”. The movie has been recognised as one of the best movies of the horror genre, with the titular character becoming one of the most distinctive as well. 

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CANDYMAN (2021) STORY ANALYSISCANDYMAN (2021) STORY ANALYSIS

Candyman (2021) Story Analysis

Candyman (2021) is a supernatural horror film directed by Nia DaCosta and written by Jordan Peele, Win Rosenfeld, and DaCosta. The film is a direct sequel to the 1992 film of the same name and the fourth film in the Candyman film series, based on the short story “The Forbidden” by Clive Barker.

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OLD (STORY ANALYSIS)OLD (STORY ANALYSIS)

Old (Story Analysis)

Old is a 2021 American horror thriller film written, directed, and produced by M. Night Shyamalan. It is based on the French-language Swiss graphic novel Sandcastle by Pierre Oscar Levy and Frederik Peeters. As with most M. Night Shyamalan films, there is a significant plot twist in the story denouement, which ultimately will affect the viewers’ enjoyment of the film, depending on whether one is able to accept the logic behind said plot twist. 

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MALIGNANT (STORY ANALYSIS)MALIGNANT (STORY ANALYSIS)

Malignant (Story Analysis)

Malignant is a 2021 American horror film directed by James Wan from a screenplay by Akela Cooper, based on an original story by Wan, Ingrid Bisu, and Cooper. The film was released in the cinemas and on HBO Max in September 2021. Malignant is mainly a slasher movie, with faint unexplained paranormal tropes. 

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FEAR STREET PART THREE 1666 (REVIEW)FEAR STREET PART THREE 1666 (REVIEW)

Fear Street Part Three 1666

Fear Street Part Three 1666 is a 2021 American slasher film directed by Leigh Janiak, with a script co-written by Phil Graziadei and Janiak, from an original story by Kyle Killen, Graziadei, and Janiak. Based on the book series of the same name by R. L. Stine, the film was released by Netflix on July 9, 2021 as the third and final instalment in the Fear Street trilogy.

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FEAR STREET PART TWO 1978 (REVIEW)FEAR STREET PART TWO 1978 (REVIEW)

Fear Street Part Two 1978

Fear Street Part Two 1978 is a 2021 American slasher horror drama film directed by Leigh Janiak, with a script co-written by Phil Graziadei and Janiak, from an original story by Kyle Killen, Graziadei, and Janiak. Based on the book series of the same name by R. L. Stine, the film was released by Netflix on July 9, 2021 as the second instalment in the Fear Street Trilogy.

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FEAR STREET PART ONE 1994 (REVIEW)FEAR STREET PART ONE 1994 (REVIEW)

Fear Street Part One : 1994

Fear Street Part One 1994 is a 2021 American slasher film directed by Leigh Janiak, with a script co-written by Phil Graziadei and Janiak, from an original story by Kyle Killen, Graziadei, and Janiak. Based on the book series of the same name by R. L. Stine, the film was released by Netflix on July 2, 2021 as the first installment in the Fear Street Trilogy.

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A QUIET PLACE PART II (STORY ANALYSIS)A QUIET PLACE PART II (STORY ANALYSIS)

A Quiet Place Part II

A Quiet Place Part II is a 2021 American scifi horror film, and the sequel to 2018’s A Quiet Place, following the family from the first film as they continue to navigate and survive in a post-apocalyptic world inhabited by blind aliens with an acute sense of hearing. If you have read our review of the original movie, you would be aware that we found the premise to be critically flawed. Obviously that flawed premise has not changed but there are even more problems with the story of A Quiet Place Part II, as our analysis reveals. 

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THE HAND (STORY ANALYSIS)THE HAND (STORY ANALYSIS)

The Hand

The Hand is a 1981 American psychological horror film written and directed by Oliver Stone, based on the novel The Lizard’s Tail by Marc Brandel. The film stars Michael Caine as Jon Lansdale, a comic book artist who loses his hand, which in turn takes on a murderous life of its own.

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ARMY OF THE DEAD (MOVIE REVIEW)ARMY OF THE DEAD (MOVIE REVIEW)

Army of the Dead

Army of the Dead is a 2021 American horror action drama film directed by Zack Snyder, with a screenplay he co-wrote with Shay Hatten and Joby Harold, based on a story by Snyder. The film had been in development hell at Warner Bros since 2007 before being picked up by Netflix in 2019. Army of the Dead marks Zack Snyder’s first new film since Justice League and the release was accompanied has been accompanied with the attendant hype from the buzz over The Snyder Cut and so on. 

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30 COINS SEASON 1 (ANALYSIS)30 COINS SEASON 1 (ANALYSIS)

30 coins

30 Coins is a Spanish supernatural horror fantasy TV drama that draws heavily from the Catholic religion and mythology. The series is created and directed by noted Spanish filmmaker Álex de la Iglesia. The 8-part 30 Coins Season 1 of is an ambitious mystery thriller utilising several conspiracy theories relating to the Catholic church, much in the vein of Dan Brown’s Robert Langdon series.

Our analysis of 30 Coins Season 1 contains spoilers.

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