Category Archives: Movies

Host (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): An online horror film set in the ongoing pandemic era

During last two years, our world has been changed a lot due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and this unfortunate global change certainly has influenced my routine visits to local movie theaters a lot. As I am constantly reminded of … Continue reading

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Action Hero (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): A little goofy college action comedy

South Korean independent film “Action Hero” is a little goofy mix of action and comedy which turns out to be more likable than I expected. While I often shook up my head as observing all those silly moments generated among … Continue reading

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Fear Street Part Three: 1666 (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): … and now it faces the origin of evil

I must confess that I had some skepticism when I came across the trailer of the Fear Street trilogy a few weeks ago. Based on the popular book series of the same name by R.L. Stine, it just looked like … Continue reading

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Gunpodwer Milkshake (2021) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): It could have more spunk and substance

Netflix film “Gunpowder Milkshake” is drenched in style and mood, but it seriously deficient in terms of spunk and substance to distinguish itself from other similar genre flicks such as “John Wick” (2014) and its recent sequels. While there are … Continue reading

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The Medium (2021) ☆☆(2/4): A hollow and unpleasant geek show

Thai filmmaker Banjong Pisanthanakun’s new film “The Medium”, one of the most anticipated horror films of this year to me and many other South Korean audiences due to its South Korean co-producer Na Hong-jin (Remember “The Chaser” (2008) or “The … Continue reading

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Fear Street Part Two: 1978 (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): …And then it goes back to 1978

Netflix film “Fear Street Part Two: 1978”, which was released on last Friday, tries to bring some fresh air into its genre territory just like its predecessor. Again, we are served with a gruesome horror tale of serial killing coupled … Continue reading

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Werewolves Within (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): A nutty werewolf murder mystery

“Werewolves Within” is a nutty whodunnit flick which often delighted me with its cheerful mix of horror, mystery, and comedy. Within its familiar genre territory clearly influenced by “And Then There Were None” (1945) as well as “The Thing” (1982), … Continue reading

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The Wolf of Snow Hollow (2020) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): He has other issues besides that….

Jim Cummings’ second feature film “The Wolf of Snow Hollow” attempts an offbeat mix of horror and comedy, but its two very different elements do not click as well as intended. On one hand, it wants to be your average … Continue reading

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Gaia (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): A little spooky eco horror film from South Africa

South African horror film “Gaia” impressed me a lot with many disturbing moments to remember. Although the story, which is reminiscent of many other horror films ranging from “The Ruins” (2008) to “Annihilation” (2018), sometimes suffers from its rather thin … Continue reading

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False Positive (2021) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Something is wrong with her pregnancy…

“False Positive” is a psychological thriller movie which attempts to explore the female fear and anxiety on pregnancy. Clearly reminiscent of “Rosemary’s Baby” (1968), the movie is creepy and interesting enough to hold our attention during its first two acts, … Continue reading

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