Tag Archives: Horror

Annabelle: Creation (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): That damn possessed doll

“Annabelle: Creation” is as scary as predicted while a bit better than expected. While we are surely served with many things you can expect from a horror flick featuring a malicious possessed doll and a creaky old house, the movie … Continue reading

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The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): The autopsy of one spooky corpse

“The Autopsy of Jane Doe” is as spooky as its very title suggests. Its story premise is pretty simple to say the least, but it is enjoyable to watch how the movie carefully accumulates the sense of dread around the … Continue reading

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Raw (2016) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): When she awakens to her carnal craving

Utterly disturbing and gruesome, French horror film “Raw” is definitely not for everyone. Since it was shown at the Cannes Film Festival early in last year, I have heard about how some audiences were quite disturbed or repulsed during its … Continue reading

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The Girl with All the Gifts (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): The girl with special hunger

Zombie apocalypse flicks are dime a dozen these days, but “The Girl with All the Gifts” injects some fresh new elements into its genre. While we get heaps of rotting zombies as usual, the movie intrigues and engages us via … 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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Alien: Covenant (2017) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Same old monster horror

“Alien: Covenant” gives us exactly what we can expect from another entry from the franchise which has lasted for more than 35 years since “Alien” (1979) burst upon us. Again, a group of characters in a big spaceship go to … 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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