Tag Archives: Serial Killing

Fear Street Part Three: 1666 (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): … and now it faces the origin of evil

I must confess that I had some skepticism when I came across the trailer of the Fear Street trilogy a few weeks ago. Based on the popular book series of the same name by R.L. Stine, it just looked like … Continue reading

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Fear Street Part Two: 1978 (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): …And then it goes back to 1978

Netflix film “Fear Street Part Two: 1978”, which was released on last Friday, tries to bring some fresh air into its genre territory just like its predecessor. Again, we are served with a gruesome horror tale of serial killing coupled … Continue reading

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Fear Street Part One: 1994 (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): So it begins…

Netflix film “Fear Street Part One: 1994”, the first chapter of the trilogy which was released on last Friday and will be followed by two other films during next two weeks, is a promising start packed with enough fun and … Continue reading

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The Little Things (2020) ☆☆(2/4): A mediocre police procedural with wasted talents

“The Little Things” is a bland and trite police procedural which disappoints us a lot because of several reasons. While it is mostly slick and competent on the surface, its story is another run-of-the-mill noir drama about flawed detective heroes, … Continue reading

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3 From Hell (2019) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): They’re back…

Rob Zombie’s latest work “3 From Hell” is morbid, violent, and humorous as your average seedy exploitation horror film. Although it is relatively less enjoyable than its predecessor “The Devil’s Rejects” (2005) for a number of reasons, I will not … Continue reading

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Knife+Heart (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): Who’s killing her gay porn actors?

French film “Knife+Heart” is a cheerfully gaudy and goofy mix of cheap gay porn flicks and campy giallo horror movies of the 1970s. Although it is a bit shame that the movie does not try to be something more than … Continue reading

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The Neighbors (2012) ☆☆1/2(2.5) : They have a killer in their building

There are interesting pieces here and there in South Korean thriller movie “The Neighbours”, but the result is an uneven combination which does not fully utilize the potential in its components. This is a well-made thriller with good atmosphere and … Continue reading

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Memories of Murder (2003) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : Savage serial killing and its violent era

When David Fincher’s “Zodiac”(2007) was released at South Korean theaters in August 2007, it was immediately compared to one famous South Korean film by me and other audiences. That movie was also based on the infamous serial killing case still … Continue reading

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : Meet Lisbeth Salander with a different style

As the remake, David Fincher’s new film “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” has its inherent weakness right from the beginning of its production. Around two years ago, the original Swedish picture directed by Niels Arden Oplev, based on late … Continue reading

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : Meet original Lisbeth Salander

—- David Fincher’s “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”(2011) will be released on the second weekend of next January in South Korean theaters. The original Swedish version will be also released in South Korea a week before, so I checked … Continue reading

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