Tag Archives: Horror

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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Krampus (2015) ☆☆☆(3/4): Here’s a scary, naughty Christmas treat for you

“Krampus” is a scary, naughty Christmas treat for you if you are ever tired of those platitudinous Christmas family movies. While its early part looks like a naughtier version of “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” (1989), it is soon turned into … 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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Tale of Tales (2015) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Three bizarre fairy tales

“Tale of Tales” is one of the most visually impressive films I have ever watched during this year. Based on three stories from the 17th century fairy tale collection by Neapolitan poet Giambattista Basile, the movie wields plenty of memorable … Continue reading

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Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): A creepy prequel to surprise you

A major surprise of “Ouija: Origin of Evil” is that it is not only good enough to be scary and entertaining but also actually better than its forgettable predecessor. While it is an origin story preceding “Ouija” (2014) as reflected … Continue reading

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Don’t Breathe (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): They made a huge mistake…

“Don’t Breathe” does two things well as an exemplary thriller/horror movie. In the beginning, it takes some time to establish its modest ground for plot and character to engage us, and then it jolts us with a twisted reversal of … Continue reading

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