Tag Archives: Horror

Pearl (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): Her colorfully disturbing origin story

Ti West’s “Pearl”, which came out not long after his previous film “X” (2022) in last year, presents the colorfully disturbing origin story of the villain character in “X”. In contrast to the dryly creepy atmosphere of “X”, “Pearl” cheerfully … Continue reading

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X (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): Sleazy, creepy, and bloody

“X”, one of Ti West’s two films which came out in last year, is an interesting juxtaposition of sleazy porn-making and creepy horror with some bloody moments. Although this attempt is not exactly fresh or original, it is still engaging … Continue reading

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M3GAN (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): One nasty AI robot

“M3GAN” is an amusing horror film about one little but nasty AI robot who simply follows its programmed nature. Like many famous horror movie figures ranging from Norman Bates to Dr. Hannibal Lector, it is just driven by its own … Continue reading

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Nanny (2022) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A nanny under the influence

“Nanny”, which was released on Amazon Prime in last month, is an uneven mix of immigrant drama and horror. Although it is held together fairly well thanks to its competent direction as well as the good lead performance at its … Continue reading

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Bones and All (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): Love and Cannibalism

Luca Guadagnino’s latest film “Bones and All” is an odd mix of two very different things which somehow work together fairy well despite lots of disparity between them. On one hand, we have a gory and disturbing coming-of-age tale associated … Continue reading

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Smile (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): It Smiles

“Smile” is a little spooky horror film which has some nasty fun with its heroine’s very unfortunate supernatural situation. Although it is reminiscent of many other horror films ranging from “Ring” (1998) to “It Follows” (2015), the movie did its … Continue reading

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Hellraiser (2022) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Creepy but redundant

“Hellraiser”, a reboot of the horror film franchise which began with the 1987 film of the same name, does not impress me that much to my little disappointment. Sure, it does try to bring new life and spirit to its … Continue reading

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Nope (2022) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Something Wicked This Way Flies

Jordan Peele’s third feature film “Nope” is a terrific genre piece to admire and enjoy. Although there are some parts which do not seem to work as well as intended, I was entertained a lot by how the movie skillfully … Continue reading

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Day Shift (2022) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): It’s hard out here for a vampire hunter…

Netflix movie “Day Shift”, which was released on last Friday, tries to have some fun with vampire hunting, but the overall result is rather colorless in my inconsequential opinion. Although it has a fair share of solid action, it could … Continue reading

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Prey (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): Her big game

“Prey”, the fifth installment of the Predator franchise which was released on Disney+ two days ago, is a wonderful surprise for this summer. This is another variation of the story formula established in “Predator” (1987), but it has enough style … Continue reading

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