Tag Archives: Horror

Virus - 1/2*

You always have to be careful with the initial releases of any calendar year. January is a traditional dumping ground in which the studios release films that they don’t believe are good enough to even merit a shot at getting … Continue reading

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The Faculty - * *

And another film rolls out of the teen-horror factory. But, The Faculty shows promise: it has some decent talent attached, and seems to be a change of pace from your run-of-the-mill serial killer stalking teenagers film. Is it any good? … Continue reading

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I Still Know What You Did Last Summer - 1/2*

You’ve got to love the slasher genre’s amazing productivity, despite the lack of imagination. It’s a little like a broken factory: it keeps churning out faulty parts, but at least it does it efficiently. With the latest slasher sequel, clumsily … Continue reading

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John Carpenter’s Vampires - * *

Hot on the heels of Blade, we are treated to another vampire-slayer tale, this time from director John Carpenter. While not one of his best directoral efforts, there are enough scares in John Carpenter’s Vampires to please the casual moviegoer. … Continue reading

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Bride of Chucky - * 1/2*

After a seven-year absence, Chucky, the killer doll, has returned. Yes, Chucky has been shot, stabbed, incinerated, melted, and chopped into teeny-tiny bits, but each time he comes back. The world probably doesn’t need another Child’s Play sequel…but, if it … Continue reading

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Urban Legend - 1/2*

Did you ever notice how a copy of a copy is never quite as sharp as the original? How about the copy of a copy of a copy, and so on? That’s what we get in Urban Legend, the latest … Continue reading

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Cube - * 1/2*

Vincenzo Natali directs this science fiction thriller with an intriguing premise. Unfortunately, there’s little to Cube besides that premise and some creative filmmaking techniques. The plot of Cube seems to have fallen right out of the Twilight Zone. Six complete … Continue reading

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Halloween H20 - 1/2*

Michael Myers is back (yawn), and, oooh, aren’t we scared. This seventh entry into the Halloween series has eschewed its traditional numeral in favor of the more cryptic H20 (it’s been 20 years since the original Halloween…get it?) However, don’t … Continue reading

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Species II - 1/2*

Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the movie theater, there, lurking in the corners, leaps out a stupefyingly horrid sequel to 1995’s sci-fi misfire, Species. Those rascally scientists, not having learned their lesson from the … Continue reading

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Deep Rising - * 1/2*

The formula is simple. Trap a varied group of people on an isolated location, then pop in a seemingly unstoppable monster to kill them one by one. These have been the successful ingredients for many good films (The Thing, Alien, … Continue reading

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