I didn’t see IT: Chapter 2 in theaters this weekend because I saw IT: Chapter 1 and was thoroughly underwhelmed. Doctor Sleep, like IT, is a Stephen King adaptation so I’m hoping that it’s worthwhile to see in theaters. What it has in it’s favor is that it’s directed by Mike Flanagan (The Haunting Of […]
I LOVE this teaser. It’s genuinely more creepy than some entire movies (which shouldn’t be a surprise considering the movie–and I assume this teaser–was directed by Mike Flanagan (Oculus, Hush, Ouija: Origin of Evil) because it’s all about projecting a haunting, vaguely sinister atmosphere. Proof that what you don’t see can be as scary as […]
Gerald’s Game, currently on Netflix is a remarkable bit of television because it understands that horror is more than things that go ‘bump’ in the night, but is also a way of working through the most evil of demons, namely those that haunt us in our everyday, waking lives. And imagine to my surprise to […]
I was originally going to write a post revolving around the fate of Mike Flanagan’s (Oculus, Hush, Oujia: Origin of Evil) Before I Wake, which was caught up in the failure of Relativity when I found this link on YouTube: Apparently, when Relativity was solvent rights to the movie were sold for release in other territories, […]
I think Mike Flanagan (Oculus, Hush) is quite a talented director. That being said, I find the latest trailer from his upcoming Ouija 2: Origin of Evil in some ways a bit disturbing (and not in the good, creepy, what’s that shadow doing there kind of way). It’s not that I think that it’s going […]
How is it that filmmakers can take things that are genuinely scary, and muck them up?
Let’s be honest. The Paranormal Activity movies are pretty bad. Sure, they vary where they sit on the suckometer, but what’s a given is the suckage. And i know that I maybe should be more grateful that horror movies are getting their due, but making really bad ones aren’t, in the long run, helping anyone […]