Tag Archives: Horror

Final Destination - * *

James Wong directs this thriller in which a group of students, following one student’s (Devon Sawa) premonition, avoid an air crash. But then they mysteriously begin to die, one by one. Ali Larter will play Sawa’s girlfriend, who teams with … Continue reading

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Pitch Black - * * 1/2*

Pitch Black looks like any number of early-year sci-fi disasters. (Does anyone remember Screamers, or Virus?) But, on closer inspection, this Alien clone has some unique features. And, while it never expands the genre, Pitch Black provides its fair share … Continue reading

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Scream 3 - *

Well, what do you expect? Scream, the self-promoted “different” type of horror film is going the path of all those that came before: churning out numerous unnecessary sequels. The film promises that this will be the last (and that would … Continue reading

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House on Haunted Hill - * 1/2*

The second of this year’s haunted house movies (following the lackluster The Haunting), House on Haunted Hill proves mildly thrilling, but ends up fatally flawed. Steven Price (Geoffrey Rush) is the millionaire master of horror. An amusement park king who … Continue reading

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Bats - [No Tickets]

With a title like “Bats”, you shouldn’t expect much from a film. But no amount of low expectations could truly prepare you for the horror of watching this film. In the small Texas town of Gallup, a whole flock of … Continue reading

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The Haunting - 1/2*

Okay…it’s time for a quick tongue twister. The Haunting is based on Shirley Jackson’s novel, The Haunting of Hill House, and was originally titled The Haunting of Hill House, unlike the prior 1963 movie based on The Haunting of Hill … Continue reading

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Lake Placid - * 1/2*

Lake Placid is a simple film to sum up: a giant crocodile in Maine. That’s about it. That one lone sentence fragment aptly summarizes the completely ridiculous premise of this comic thriller. It’s not much of a movie, and what … Continue reading

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The Blair Witch Project - * * * 1/2*

It’s unexpected. The Blair Witch Project is a horror film with no name stars, little gore, and an even littler budget. And yet, it is the most genuinely scary movie to hit the screens in a long, long time. The … Continue reading

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Idle Hands - * 1/2*

Idle Hands joins an elite pantheon of horror films dealing with possessed hands. For serious takes on the malady, take a look at The Beast With Five Fingers, or The Hand. If you’re in a more humorous frame of mind, … Continue reading

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The Rage: Carrie 2 - 1/2*

Most horror films are hesitant to trumpet their lack of originality. That’s not the case with The Rage: Carrie 2, which displays its copycat plot proudly. It has to…there’s not much else which connects this film with the original Carrie. … Continue reading

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