Tag Archives: Horror

1BR (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Trapped in a deadly neighborhood

“1BR” is a little devious horror thriller film which pushes its modest story idea a bit more than I expected. While initially reminiscent of several other similar horror films including Roman Polanski’s “The Tenant” (1976), the movie gives us a … Continue reading

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Relic (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): Something is festering in her mother’s old house…

Like any good horror movies, Australian horror film “Relic” establishes story, mood, and character first. As slowly letting us get to know more about the strained relationships among its three main characters, the movie gradually dials up the level of … Continue reading

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Vivarium (2019) ☆☆(2/4): Trapped and isolated in hellish suburbia

I usually try not to expect too much from a movie, but “Vivarium” disappointed me a lot in more than one way. While some of you may admire how it willingly pushes its story promise as much as it can … Continue reading

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Peninsula (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): Welcome to Korean zombieland

South Korean film “Peninsula”, a sequel to director/co-writer Yeon Sang-ho’s “Train to Busan” (2016), is a typical mix of action movie and zombie horror flick. Although, as I told you many times before, I have been rather tired of zombies … Continue reading

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The Beach House (2019) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A little foggy horror film on the beach

Right from the very beginning, “The Beach House” announces to us that something bad is going to happen, and it surely delivers a fair share of terror and dread as expected. While it is rather superficial in terms of story … Continue reading

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Gretel & Hansel (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): A creepy variation of one familiar fairy tale

“Gretel & Hansel” is a creepy variation of one fairy tale quite familiar to many of us. While staying true to the darkness of its original story by the Brothers Grimm, the movie tries a number of different things in … Continue reading

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The Platform (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Trapped in a big horizontal prison

Spanish film “The Platform”, which won the People’s Choice Award for Midnight Madness at the Toronto International Film Festival, is a small but efficient genre piece trying to push a simple but darkly interesting story idea as much as possible … Continue reading

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Underwater (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): Deep down in a trench

“Underwater” digs into its genre territory as much as intended, and I was entertained enough during my viewing even while recognizing its weak elements. Although it stumbles a bit during the last act which may feel rather preposterous to you … Continue reading

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Sea Fever (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Quarantined in the middle of the ocean

I must say that it was a rather odd experience for me to watch “Sea Fever”, which happened to be released in South Korean theaters a few days ago. The movie, which was initially scheduled to be released in theaters … Continue reading

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The Invisible Man (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): Terrified by someone invisible

“The Invisible Man”, which is the contemporary adaptation of the 1897 novel of the same name by H.G. Wells, will unnerve and frighten you for good reasons. While it was initially intended as a mere reboot of James Whale’s 1933 … Continue reading

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