Tag Archives: Ghost

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Stories that hurt

“Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” is a little creepy horror flick which serves us a number of good scary moments within our expectation. As a sort of hybrid between “Final Destination” (2000) and “Goosebumps” (2015), the movie does … Continue reading

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Ghost Walk (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): As time goes backward for her

South Korean film “Ghost Walk” is a modest but haunting fantasy drama about urban loneliness and isolation. As its heroine calmly journeys backward through her last several days as a ghost, the movie slowly establishes its melancholic mood surrounding her … Continue reading

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Annabelle Comes Home (2019) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A creepy and perilous night for babysitting

“Annabelle Comes Home”, the seventh installment in the Conjuring Universe franchise, delivers exactly what its target audiences want although it is not wholly satisfying in my trivial opinion. While it is surely packed with enough creepy atmosphere and a number … Continue reading

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A Ghost Story (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): An atypical ghost story

“A Ghost Story” is not your average ghost story. Although it may initially look ridiculous due to its rather goofy premise, the movie slowly comes to engage us as its unconventional narrative rolls along with its ghost hero, and it … Continue reading

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I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): Steady creepiness

“I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House” is a steady exercise in creepiness. After establishing its small, sparse setting, the movie patiently dials up the level of tension bit by bit as its ill-fated heroine is slowly … Continue reading

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Personal Shopper (2016) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Shrouded in odd, nervous ambiguity

Shrouded in odd, nervous ambiguity, “Personal Shopper” floats around several different story elements as alternatively baffling and fascinating us. While it is basically a ghost story, the movie also works as not only a clinical character study but also a … Continue reading

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Under the Shadow (2016) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Something wicked this way comes with the war

There are two different types of horror in “Under the Shadow”. One comes from a stark, harrowing allegory based on one harsh, gloomy historical background. The other comes from a creepy, insidious tale about the possibility of some unknown evil … Continue reading

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When Marnie Was There (2014) ☆☆☆(3/4): The last Ghibli animation, probably

Watching Japanese animated feature film “When Marnie Was There” is a bittersweet experience because this may be the last work from Studio Ghibli, which has been in a ‘temporary’ hiatus period since “When Marnie Was There” was released in Japan … Continue reading

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Maps to the Stars (2014) ☆☆1/2(2.5) : The Depraved and the Dead

  “Maps to the Stars” is a cold satire about the desperate denizens of Hollywood mired in despair, derangement, and depravity of their superficial life with more bottoms to hit. The movie feels like one of those tabloid articles digging … Continue reading

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Mama (2013) ☆☆☆(3/4) : It’s a tough supernatural custody battle

 “Mama” is a little scary horror movie ready to scare you and then shock you from the very beginning, and it does its job well even when we can instantly see through its shock and awe tactics. There are many … Continue reading

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