Cabin in the Woods (2012)
Feb10

Cabin in the Woods (2012)

The Cabin in the Woods is a tribute to the slasher film, while also a satire of the slasher film. Like all good horror films, Cabin has the standard set of stereotypical characters. The whore, Dana (Kristen Connolly), the jock, Curt (Thor’s Chris Hemsworth), the academic, Holden (Jesse Williams from Grey’s Anatomy) the fool, Marty (Fran Kranz), and the virgin (or close to it compared to the whore), Jules (Anna Hutchison). These five...

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You’re Next (2011)
Jan13

You’re Next (2011)

As far as horror films go, Adam Wingard’s You’re Next is mild. It is by no means Saw or Nightmare on Elm Street. But it is still a horror film, though it beats to its own drum. Wingard’s approach is strike and go. He does not linger on the blood or violence. There is more to this story than that. In You’re Next, a wealthy couple invite their grown children and their partners to their isolated estate. As the...

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Dark Skies (2013)
May20

Dark Skies (2013)

This film was marketed to those viewers who wanted more Paranormal Activity. Some of them may have been disappointed. More disappointing, however, is the number of viewers who most likely did not see the film because they were told it was more like Paranormal Activity. I found it more like a M. Night Shyamalan film. A drama filled with suspense and uncertainty as to what would happen next. As the film opens, we see images of a quiet,...

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