The Witch

Overall Rating: 4/5 April 1, 2016 Dir. Robert Eggers Rated R (for disturbing violent content and graphic nudity) The Witch is a memorable horror film, one that is thoroughly unnerving throughout. Even horror veterans may be impressed by its unique ability to frighten. Having said that, know that this is not at all a typical horror film. […]

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Hush

Overall Rating: 4/5 March 12, 2016 Dir. Mike Flanagan Rated R (for strong violence/terror and some language) Don’t let the poor choice in movie poster fool you– Hush is a refreshingly well-crafted, small-scale home invasion film. Horror connoisseurs such as Stephen King and William Friedkin (The Exorcist director) weighed in on Hush very positively if that’s […]

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10 Cloverfield Lane

Overall Rating: 5/5 March 11, 2016 Dir. Dan Trachtenberg Rated PG-13 (for thematic material including frightening sequences of threat with some violence, and brief language) Let me start off by saying that this is a great standalone film. You don’t need to have ever seen J.J. Abrams’s Cloverfield to understand and enjoy this one. Regardless of […]

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Lights Out

Overall Rating: 2/5 July 22, 2016 Dir. David F. Sandberg Rated PG-13 (for terror throughout, violence including disturbing images, some thematic material and brief drug content) This is a moderately unique horror film, but there’s nothing too original here. It’s kept lean, puts practical effects to good use, and has some above-average acting for a horror […]

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Don’t Breathe

Overall Rating: 3/5 August 26, 2016 Dir. Fede Alvarez Rated R (for terror, violence, disturbing content, and language including sexual references) Don’t Breathe turns certain horror tropes on their head and plays with the audience in some refreshingly creative ways. The premise involves our protagonists breaking into the home of an old, blind man to […]

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