Tag: supernatural

The Last Witch Hunter (film review by Frank Ochieng).

October 25, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Last Witch Hunter (film review by Frank Ochieng).

There was a time when the movie gods were treating audiences to the omnipresence of zombies. One could not swing a dead cat without running into zombie-related cinema. It was all the rage at the box office that was experiencing a certain celluloid renaissance with overloading narratives within the ‘zombie zone’. Sure, zombies are still […]

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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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Supernatural (1977) (DVD review).

November 19, 2013 | By | Reply More
Supernatural (1977) (DVD review).

Just released by the British Film Institute we’ve got a double DVD of the BBC TV series from 1977 called ‘Supernatural’. This has absolutely nothing to do with the more recent American TV series of the same name so if you are ordering the discs from anywhere but the BFI, make sure you get the […]

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Evil Dead (Frank’s Take) film review.

April 8, 2013 | By | Reply More
Evil Dead (Frank’s Take) film review.

One thing is for certain: ‘Evil Dead’ — both the 1981 Sam Raimi-directed original and the Fede Alvarez-directed 2013 reboot — will definitely please those warped fright fanatics looking for that exuberant guilty pleasure gore to appease their bloodthirsty palates. With the raucous reputation for nightmarish nuances that were a proud and perverse staple that […]

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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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The Brass Teapot film review (Frank’s Take).

April 3, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Brass Teapot film review (Frank’s Take).

If one buys into director Ramaa Mosley’s dark and off-kilter lightweight comedy ‘The Brass Teapot’ then you are under the belief system that wacky mysticism, monetary struggles and underlying marital disillusionment are an ideal recipe for a flighty fable about how a magical teapot can manufacture dollar-making dreams in a recession-induced world. Well, the premise […]

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The Host (Frank’s Take) (film review).

March 29, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Host (Frank’s Take) (film review).

The true queen of teen torture and angst, novelist Stephanie Meyer, shows how to milk a mawkish melodrama while tapping into the cinematic psyche of adventurous adolescents everywhere. Clearly, Meyer has a proven track record of stroking the teeny-bopper tendencies in romanticism courtesy of her ‘Twilight’ phenomenon that has defined sensual cinema for young love-stricken […]

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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 film review (Frank’s Take).

November 19, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 film review (Frank’s Take).

This may be an intentional play on words but the final segment of the ‘Twilight’ movie series literally bites. Of course avid fans of Stephanie Meyer’s young-adult fiction film franchise devoted to the gooey-eyed goings-on of vampire valentines Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) and Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) may disagree with the not-so-favorable sentiment. Nevertheless the […]

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Paranormal Activity 4 – Frank’s Take (film review).

October 22, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Paranormal Activity 4 – Frank’s Take (film review).

Well, at least there is the consistency of churning out another repetitive ‘Paranormal Activity’ installment around the Halloween festivities that is still in vogue. Co-directors Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman (‘Paranormal Activity 3’, ‘Catfish’) are back at the creepy control panel for the fourth outing in ‘Paranormal Activity 4′, an empty-minded boofest that trudges along […]

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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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