Horror movie reviews

THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN: ECHOES OF TERROR IN THE TWILIGHT SHADOWS

Revisiting a Nightmare: The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014) In the shadows of the silver screen, the 2014 film The Town That Dreaded Sundown resurrects a chilling tale rooted in true crime and urban legend. Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, the movie is a meta-sequel to the 1976 horror classic of the same name, interweaving its…

THE BABADOOK: DESCENDING INTO THE SHADOWS OF MATERNAL MONSTROSITY

Whispers from the Dark: Unveiling The Babadook “If it’s in a word or it’s in a look, you can’t get rid of the Babadook.” This chilling line echoes throughout Jennifer Kent’s 2014 psychological horror masterpiece, ‘The Babadook.’ The film explores the dark and twisted tale of a troubled widow, Amelia (Essie Davis), and her young…

THE HOUSES OCTOBER BUILT: DESCENDING INTO THE LABYRINTH OF HAUNT CULTURE’S DARKEST CORNERS

Unearthing Fear: “The Houses October Built” “Everybody’s looking for a good scare…” This foreboding line from The Houses October Built succinct forays into the chilling quest that unravels in this 2014 found-footage horror film. Directed by Bobby Roe, who also stars alongside Zack Andrews, it unfolds the tale of five friends in their pursuit of…

THE STRAIN: INFECTING THE VEINS OF HORROR WITH A VIRULENT VAMPIRIC VISION

Unearthing “The Strain”: A Viral Nightmare “Love is going to save us… but not tonight.” This chilling line from the television series “The Strain” encapsulates the haunting duality of a narrative that merges the terror of a parasitic outbreak with the deeply human struggle against encroaching darkness. Directed by various talents including Guillermo del Toro…

DRACULA UNTOLD: RESHAPING THE LEGEND IN A TAPESTRY OF DARK FANTASY AND HISTORY

A Tale of Blood and Shadow: The Review of Dracula Untold “Men do not fear swords, they fear monsters.” Enshrouded in the ominous darkness of both folklore and history, ‘Dracula Untold’ (2014) navigates the mythos of the man who would become the legendary vampire. Directed by Gary Shore in a bold cinematic debut, this iteration…

SEPTIC MAN: DESCENT INTO THE FILTHY ABYSS OF BODY HORROR

Plunging into the Depths of Despair: “Septic Man” Unveiled “Do you know what fear smells like?” This jarring line encapsulates the grim atmosphere of “Septic Man,” a 2013 horror film directed by Jesse Thomas Cook, a venture into the grotesque and macabre. Starting as a gritty survival thriller, it hauls us down the drain into…

HONEYMOON: ERODING SANCTITY IN THE ECHOES OF SILENT TERROR

A Honeymoon You Wouldn’t Want To Extend Imagine this: the perfect start to marital bliss turns into an unforeseen nightmare. This is the disturbing reality in “Honeymoon” (2014), a film that brilliantly marries romantic joy with creeping dread. Director Leigh Janiak, in her feature debut, weaves a chilling narrative that begins with newlyweds Paul (Harry…

DØD SNØ 2: NAZI ZOMBIES REIGN IN A BLOODY SNOWSCAPE OF GORE AND GUFFAWS

Reanimating the Undead: Død Snø 2’s Twisted Adventures Invoking the ominous chill of the Nordic winters and the grotesque charm of zombie cinema, “Død Snø 2” rises from the icy graves of its prequel to offer a chilling and humor-laced continuation. Directed by Tommy Wirkola, this 2014 Norwegian horror-comedy flick resurrects the terror of its…

JESSABELLE: SIFTING THROUGH THE SOUTHERN GOTHIC SHADOWS OF SPIRITED SORROW

Whispers from the Bayou: Delving into “Jessabelle” In the murky waters of the Southern Gothic genre, “Jessabelle” emerges, wrapped in the dense humidity of Louisiana’s bayou. Directed by Kevin Greutert and released in 2014, the film weaves a haunting tale of a young woman grappling with her past and a malevolent spirit lurking in the…

ALYCE KILLS: SPIRALING DEEP INTO THE ABYSS OF PSYCHIC TORMENT

“Down the Rabbit Hole with Alyce” When the seemingly mundane transforms into the macabre, there’s a certain kind of descent that’s both fascinating and horrific. This is the descent we witness in “Alyce Kills,” a film directed by Jay Lee in 2012 that snakes its way into the dark recesses of guilt and psychological unraveling.…