Thursday, February 19 2015
The issue with this ostensible haunting in Black Wood is not a paucity of dollars in the budget, but rather of tension, drama, and ideas.
Thursday, January 29 2015
The more closely I followed the Ebola coverage, the more the simulacra of contagion in fiction, film, and games seemed inextricably woven into the mainstream media.
Tuesday, October 28 2014
James Wan and Leigh Whannell didn't start off the Saw series with a focus on the gory "games", but these 10 examples of Jigsaw's various traps explain the franchise's enduring fear factors.
Tuesday, October 14 2014
They are the contemporary voices of an ages old ideal, the new fear masters in a genre sometimes stunted by its own lack of (critical) legitimacy.
Tuesday, September 30 2014
"There’s something about identity I think is very fascinating and the idea of people having secrets and I think we all have that in our life."
Thursday, September 4 2014
This adaptation of Rosemary's Baby misses out on a lot of the charms of Roman Polanski's original.
Monday, August 25 2014
Possibly the greatest haunted house film of all time is still as impactful as ever, a fact not reflected by this Blu-ray's paltry extras.
Thursday, August 21 2014
Watching the movie now, it seems to anticipate its own cult.
Wednesday, July 16 2014
What makes this novel interesting is that it is peppered with a cast of characters who are still living in the past, or are afraid of the future.
Friday, June 27 2014
Director Denis Villeneuve's most successful film to date is a baffling mood piece, a puzzle designed with no solution.