Tag: horror

Proxy (film review by Frank Ochieng).

May 26, 2014 | By | Reply More
Proxy (film review by Frank Ochieng).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-chvqkdo5wU Writer-director Zach Parker’s slow burn and chilly-minded ‘Proxy’ is an intensifying horror vehicle that sneaks up on one’s nervous system with its observational dark character studies and creepy tension that builds gradually while creating an understated complexity of fear. Parker’s seedy psychological pot-boiler does not have much of a meaty plot to sink its terrifying teeth […]

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Godzilla (film review by Frank Ochieng).

May 17, 2014 | By | Reply More
Godzilla (film review by Frank Ochieng).

Cinema’s legendary large lizard is back trampling over the escapist dreams and desires of those humans that dare to stand in the way of the mighty Godzilla. In fact, this latest reboot of the popularised classic movie monster promises its share of colourful carnage and familiar nostalgia that moviegoers may want to associate with the raucous reptile. […]

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Almost Human (2013) (film review by Frank Ochieng)

March 5, 2014 | By | Reply More
Almost Human (2013) (film review by Frank Ochieng)

Writer-director-photographer Joe Begos certainly shows a passion for low budget horror flicks, particularly the variety from the 1980s where these vintage frightfests were cheaply made gross productions but rich in guilty pleasure gore. In fact, ‘Almost Human’ (not to be confused or mistaken for the Fox-TV show of the same name) is set in the late 1980s […]

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Vaastu Shastra (2004) (a film review retrospective by Mark R. Leeper).

February 16, 2014 | By | Reply More
Vaastu Shastra (2004) (a film review retrospective by Mark R. Leeper).

 ‘Vaastu Shastra’ is an (Asian) Indian ghost story made very much in the style of American horror films. It ignores Bollywood conventions like forced comedy and periodic musical interludes. Instead it is brief and to the point. A young successful couple moves into a new home and soon finds strange happenings and their son creating […]

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Nurse 3-D (film review by Frank Ochieng).

February 15, 2014 | By | Reply More
Nurse 3-D (film review by Frank Ochieng).

Sometimes what is considered someone’s trashy findings is indeed another person’s treasure. Co-writer/director Douglas Aarniokoski may very well fit this sentiment with his inspired horror showcase ‘Nurse 3-D’, a relentlessly cheapened and chilly small-scale piece of grindhouse cinema that registers its exploitative muster with winning, sleazy results. Sure, ‘Nurse 3-D’ resorts to its titillating tricks that make for […]

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Vampire Academy (film review by Frank Ochieng).

February 8, 2014 | By | Reply More
Vampire Academy (film review by Frank Ochieng).

The giddy vampire vixens showcased in director Mark Waters’s horror fantasy ‘Vampire Academy’ do not seem to have any considerable choppers while sinking their fangs into this tepid teen tart suspense piece. The impish promotional tagline for the film’s motto is ‘they suck at school’ which devilishly registers. Unfortunately, ‘Vampire Academy’ sucks beyond its bloody walls of academia as […]

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After The Dark (film review by Frank Ochieng).

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After The Dark (film review by Frank Ochieng).

The ambitious juggling act that is writer-director John Huddles’s ‘After The Dark’ is somewhat of a challenging one courtesy of its revolving themes. After all, the task of rendering a teen-oriented philosophical fantasy about the hypothetical premise of contemplating apocalyptic survivalist skills in an academic exotic setting is not exactly what one would call aimless juvenile-induced entertainment. […]

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Knights Of Badassdom (film review by Frank Ochieng).

January 27, 2014 | By | Reply More
Knights Of Badassdom (film review by Frank Ochieng).

The 2011 horror comedy ‘Knights Of Badassdom’s behind-the-scenes shenanigans may unintentionally rival the cheeky antics you see in front of the camera. The fact that this impish medieval fright farce is finally getting its release in 2014 after sitting on the back burners for three-plus years collecting dust in Hollywood makes for interesting speculation. The backstory as to […]

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I, Frankenstein (film review by Frank Ochieng).

January 25, 2014 | By | Reply More
I, Frankenstein (film review by Frank Ochieng).

Sure, horror movies are supposed to be hideous by nature…you know…grotesque, macabre, twisted, unhinged and off-the-wall. However, co-writer/director Stuart Beattie’s  disjointed disaster ‘I, Frankenstein’ gives another unforgivable meaning to the word hideous to the point of dismissive ridiculousness. Let us just say that ‘Frankenstein’ creator Mary Shelley would never imagine the iconic monster man being inexplicably trapped in such crappy […]

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Devil’s Due (a film review by Frank Ochieng).

January 23, 2014 | By | Reply More
Devil’s Due (a film review by Frank Ochieng).

The derivative shock-schlock wagon continues to roll on with the dull and unimaginative frightfest ‘Devil’s Due’, a monotonous hybrid of ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ and ‘Paranormal Activity’ slammed together in ugly unison. With the exception of an elite few standout goosebump gems that managed to offer the eerie goods in the genre of horror in the last […]

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