Tag: Horror

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

Kevin Mathews 2:04 pm
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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OLD (STORY ANALYSIS)OLD (STORY ANALYSIS)

Kevin Mathews 7:18 pm
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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FEAR STREET PART THREE 1666 (REVIEW)FEAR STREET PART THREE 1666 (REVIEW)

Kevin Mathews 7:34 pm
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)

Kevin Mathews 11:08 am
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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A QUIET PLACE PART II (STORY ANALYSIS)A QUIET PLACE PART II (STORY ANALYSIS)

Kevin Mathews 8:33 pm
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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ARMY OF THE DEAD (MOVIE REVIEW)ARMY OF THE DEAD (MOVIE REVIEW)

Kevin Mathews 1:47 pm
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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LOVE DEATH + ROBOTS VOLUME 2 (REVIEW)LOVE DEATH + ROBOTS VOLUME 2 (REVIEW)

Kevin Mathews 10:55 pm
Love Death + Robots Volume 2

Love Death + Robots Volume 2 is the second season of an American adult animated anthology streaming television series on Netflix. Volume 1 debuted in 2019 and like Love Death + Robots Volume 2 is somewhat a mixed bag. However, the difference between the two volumes is that Volume 2 is ten episodes shorter. Arguably that fact might make Volume 2 more digestible for a quick binge. 

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

Kevin Mathews 3:33 pm
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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SYNCHRONIC (MOVIE REVIEW)SYNCHRONIC (MOVIE REVIEW)

Kevin Mathews 11:52 am
Synchronic poster

Synchronic is an American science fiction horror drama directed and produced by Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead and written by Benson. It stars Jamie Dornan and Anthony Mackie. The film has been touted by many critics as one of the best scifi movies of 2020. Benson and Moorhead have a good reputation as cutting-edge indie scifi directors with previous well-received movies like Spring and The Endless. The duo are also working together on the upcoming Disney+/Marvel Studios streaming Moon Knight series.

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RUN (MOVIE REVIEW)RUN (MOVIE REVIEW)

Kevin Mathews 12:00 am
Run 2020

Run is a psychological horror drama starring Sarah Paulson and Kiera Allen. The premise of Run is very Stephen King-inspired as it involves a protagonist being kept captive by an antagonist, that happens to be a caregiver. Quite similar to King’s Misery except that instead of author and psychotic fan, we get daughter and psychotic mother.

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