Tag: horror

You’re Next by Frank Ochieng (film review ).

August 25, 2013 | By More
You’re Next by Frank Ochieng (film review ).

One can make the argument that the home invasion thriller feels rather familiar in the wake of this particular genre’s omnipresence at the box office. With offerings such as this year’s ‘The Purge’ or even referencing something as nostalgic as the Jodie Foster-Kristen Stewart vehicle ‘Panic Room’ from a few years back you would wonder […]

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Carrie (2013) trailer.

October 17, 2012 | By | Reply More
Carrie (2013) trailer.

If this was a British movie, at least we could call it Carrie on Screaming. Or bleeding. Or something. Scary stuff. Hopefully for the right reasons, but maybe not. Stephen King, what do you think – write in and let us know?

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Sinister (film review) – Frank’s Take.

October 15, 2012 | By | Reply More
Sinister (film review) – Frank’s Take.

Director/co-writer Scott Derrickson (‘The Exorcism Of Emily Rose’) creates a slow burn of macabre-oriented mayhem in the creepy caper ‘Sinister’. Derrickson and fellow scriber C. Robert Cargill churn out a traditional yet hackneyed horror showcase that marches to the beat of the same dreary drum. ‘Sinister’ features the conventional atmospherics of titillating tactics concerning a […]

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V/H/S film review (Frank’s Take).

October 10, 2012 | By | Reply More
V/H/S film review (Frank’s Take).

It is one thing to grasp the copycat concept of capitalising on a clever trend in horror moviemaking and extending the gruesome appeal into something more mainstream and profitable. However, when the so-called trend is beaten to death at the hands of clumsy opportunists looking to milk the genre for what it is worth then […]

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Frankenweenie film review (Frank’s Take).

October 5, 2012 | By More
Frankenweenie film review (Frank’s Take).

Luscious and skillfully presented, filmmaker Tim Burton’s ‘Frankenweenie’ is a highly exquisite black-and-white stop motion animated 3D creepy caper that radiates in wicked-minded wit and wonderment. Clearly, ‘Frankenweenie’ may be Burton’s most imaginative and gorgeously playful films in many years. As an obvious tribute to the classic creatures of yesteryear in retro cinema, ‘Frankenweenie’ is […]

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The Hole film review (Frank’s Take).

September 30, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Hole film review (Frank’s Take).

The arrival of the family-friendly horror adventure ‘The Hole’ on the big screen in 2012 is rather puzzling considering that the movie was originally shot in 2008 (with a European release in 2009). Anyhow, fans of filmmaker Joe Dante (‘The Howling’, ‘Gremlins’, ‘Explorers’, ‘Small Soldiers’, ‘The ‘Burbs’) will get re-acquainted with his latest narrative that […]

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Hotel Transylvania film review (Frank’s Take).

September 29, 2012 | By | Reply More
Hotel Transylvania film review (Frank’s Take).

Checking out at ‘Hotel Transylvania’ is definitely a preferable prospect as opposed to checking in. This lackluster 3D animated feature may be chuckle-worthy for the kiddies particularly when its enticing makeup is a hybrid of pop cultural reminiscences that combines ‘Twilight’ with ‘Monsters, Inc.’ As for adults, ‘Hotel Transylvania’ is just another lame excursion for […]

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House at the End of the Street (Frank’s Take).

September 23, 2012 | By More
House at the End of the Street (Frank’s Take).

Well folks…what is in store for you in the hackneyed horror flick ‘House At The End Of The Street ? The answer: nothing much that your ordinary generic and flatly delivered frightfest has not demonstrated countless times before. A basic boo-enhanced thriller that has all the scary element of a misshaped mushroom pizza topping, ‘House […]

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[REC] 3: Genesis (Frank’s take).

September 12, 2012 | By | Reply More
[REC] 3: Genesis (Frank’s take).

The banal bloodbath of the creepy continuation in the [REC] movie series is extended as it does not disappoint in the cheesy realm of shapeless shock cinema. The nonsensical and nauseating [REC] 3: Genesis is the tedious third installment emanating from the 2007 Spanish horror show that surprisingly gave a refreshing gruesomeness to the perverse […]

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The Possession (Frank’s Take).

September 1, 2012 | By More
The Possession (Frank’s Take).

One has to give credit to Danish filmmaker Ole Bornedal’s (“Nightwatch”) The Possession for its distinctive spin on an old familiar theme spotlighting an impressionable little girl under the influence of a demonic curse. Secondly, the audience is reminded that this horror showcase is “based on a true story” as if to justify its authentic […]

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