Tag: horror

‘Oh The Horror: Diversity Can Be Such A Macabre Masterpiece’ (movie article by Frank Ochieng).

October 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
‘Oh The Horror: Diversity Can Be Such A Macabre Masterpiece’ (movie article by Frank Ochieng).

Indeed, the saturation of the contemporary horror genre and all its conventional sub-divisions of conception have seen its better days. Although there is no controlling or escaping the recycled, repackaged or redundant aspects of the rehashed narratives, we have seen dusted off for later consideration countless times before there is one angle that we can […]

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Blair Witch (film review by Frank Ochieng).

September 19, 2016 | By | Reply More
Blair Witch (film review by Frank Ochieng).

When ‘The Blair Witch Project’ burst upon the cinematic scene in 1999, it was an unspeakable breath of fresh air because it deviated away from the conventional creepers that marched to the same old boo-enhanced beat. Sure, ‘The Blair Witch Project’ certainly was not blessed with the most creative screenplay nor could anybody definitively state that the acting was […]

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The Disappointments Room (film review by Frank Ochieng).

September 12, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Disappointments Room (film review by Frank Ochieng).

So here we go again…another derivative suburban haunted house horror showcase featuring a harried heroine’s beleaguered state of mind from the wicked walls within her household’s creepy confines. The aptly entitled ‘The Disappointments Room’ is the latest flaccid floorboard frightfest that tries to turn its predictable creaks into gloomy gold. Instead, ‘The Disappointments Room’ is yet another redundant […]

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When The Bough Breaks (film review by Frank Ochieng).

September 11, 2016 | By | Reply More
When The Bough Breaks (film review by Frank Ochieng).

The woefully generic ‘When The Bough Breaks’ has the gloss factor going for it to a certain extent. Truthfully, its presentable package of panicky polish includes a stylish suspense piece highlighting an attractive cast involved in familiar dramatic cable-TV inspired shrugs and false jolts. Of course, the creepy cradle falls in the mediocre ‘When The Bough Breaks’ when the […]

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Don’t Breathe (film review by Frank Ochieng)

August 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
Don’t Breathe (film review by Frank Ochieng)

  There are several contemporary horror showcases that could certainly benefit from co-writer/director Fede Alvarez’s (‘Evil Dead’) edgy home invasion thriller ‘Don’t Breathe’. For starters, Alvarez taps into the suggestive elements of tension without the over-extended need to go overboard. The chills and thrills seem almost organic and unassuming. Sure, there appears to be a simplistic approach […]

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Lights Out (film review by Frank Ochieng).

August 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
Lights Out (film review by Frank Ochieng).

Although a simplistic and familiar theme is explored involving sinister forces tormenting a child in distress, Swedish director David F. Sandberg brings something chillingly fresh to his horror/psychological offering ‘Lights Out’.  Sandberg, making his feature film debut, delivers an adequate amount of tension and trickery for all things considered ominous in the edginess of darkness. ‘Lights […]

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The Forest (film review by Frank Ochieng)

January 30, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
The Forest (film review by Frank Ochieng)

The backbone of ‘The Forest’s conception is probably more fascinating than the horror film in which the narrative is based upon. Some may be familiar with the backstory of the ‘real’ Forest and its disturbing legendary reputation. Of course the reference is reserved for Japan’s Aokigahara Forest (aka ‘Suicide Forest’) at the geographical base of […]

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Down by Ally Blue (book review)

May 26, 2015 | By | Reply More
Down by Ally Blue (book review)

  ‘Down’ by Ally Blue is a surprisingly creepy book! The setting is one of the least explored vistas on Earth, the ocean floor, seven thousand metres down. They might as well be in space. The BathyTech 3 mineral mining facility is pressurized and air-locked. Any trip outside requires specialised equipment, including an oxygenated mist […]

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At The Devil’s Door (film review by Frank Ochieng).

January 18, 2015 | By | Reply More
At The Devil’s Door (film review by Frank Ochieng).

Writer-director Nicholas McCarthy’s ‘At The Devil’s Door’ is a fright vehicle that dutifully tingles from time to time but somehow still feels strained in its creepy convictions. McCarthy, whose 2012 low-budget horror gem ‘The Pact’ demonstrated a surprisingly taut scare showcase with armed potential, delivers a dread-ridden drama that curiously does not seem to pack a psychological punch as […]

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The Sacrament (film review by Frank Ochieng).

December 3, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Sacrament (film review by Frank Ochieng).

The vastly underrated ‘The Sacrament’ dares to bring a chilly psychological spin on the disenfranchised in society that have willingly checked out of a nightmarish existence only to gravitate to an unassuming paradise with a hidden horrific reality that awaits. Filmmaker Ti West’s horror gem ‘The Sacrament’ is chilling and an astute commentary on the fragile human condition […]

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