Tag: psychological thriller

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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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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The Hallow (a film review by Frank Ochieng)

November 14, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Hallow (a film review by Frank Ochieng)

There is no doubt that the majority of horror flicks being churned out for the big screen incorporate a grand and glossy look that feels majestic in all its expressive macabre tendencies. Sure, the elegance of a fright fantasy that pushes its visually sumptuous sheen will enhance the surrealistic gore with more eye-popping resonance. However, […]

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The Gift (2015) (film review by Frank Ochieng).

August 10, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
The Gift (2015) (film review by Frank Ochieng).

Traditionally, horror films and psychological thrillers follow a predictable path in their themes of dot-to-dot suspense. Rarely does a suspense piece deviate away from the formulaic blueprint that make these types of flicks the familiar frightfests they are in conception. However, the crafty Joel Edgerton, as the juggling movie mastermind sporting directing, acting and writing […]

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The Boy Next Door (film review by Frank Ochieng).

January 24, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
The Boy Next Door (film review by Frank Ochieng).

These days one can find busy singer/dancer/actress Jennifer Lopez performing her judging duties on the small screen with the longtime singing competition ‘American Idol’. However, the still radiant and curvaceous ‘JLo’ found some time to gravitate back to the big screen and revisit the overplayed ‘woman in peril’ genre with her latest generic psychological thriller in director […]

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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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Blue Caprice (film review) by Frank Ochieng.

September 14, 2013 | By | Reply More
Blue Caprice (film review) by Frank Ochieng.

‘Blue Caprice’ is a different kind of riveting horror movie of sorts. No, it does not feature the CGI visibility of hideous creatures out for random bloodthirsty vengeance. It does, however, showcase the invisible monster within the damaged human psyche that craves spontaneous carnage without any definitive rhyme or reason. In most over-the-top horror films […]

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Trance (Frank’s Take) film review.

April 6, 2013 | By | Reply More
Trance (Frank’s Take) film review.

Writer-director Danny Boyle is an infectious breed of a filmmaker that does not hesitate in flourishing his colorful narratives with wild impishness, excitement and vibrant visual scope. Intensely playful and energetic, Boyle’s brand of movie-making has always been challenging in mind-bending mode. The stylistic approach runs a gamut of distinctive tastes, flavors and imagination. In […]

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6 Souls film review (Frank’s Take).

April 5, 2013 | By | Reply More
6 Souls film review (Frank’s Take).

The muddled macabre melodrama ‘6 Souls’ has undergone two movie title changes (it was formerly known as ‘Shelter’ back in 2009) yet the preposterous theme has to do with multiple personalities of a disturbed mental patient. The fact that this hackneyed horror show has been sitting on the shelf for a few years clearly demonstrates […]

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