Tag Archives: Horror

Phantoms - * *

Why is it that Hollywood has such a hard time adapting the works of best-selling horror authors to the screen? Witness the countless failed atempts at adapting Stephen King’s horror novels. Not a one (excepting maybe Misery and The Shining) … Continue reading

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An American Werewolf in Paris - *

Sixteen years after the release of An American Werewolf in London, some brainiac has decided that there should be a sequel. The original was by no means perfect, but had some impressive effects, a little bit of charm, and a … Continue reading

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Scream 2 - * * 1/2*

There’s a scene in Scream 2 in which several film students are debating the merits of sequels. They claim that it is the rare sequel which surpasses its original. Scream 2 certainly does. The action again focuses on Sidney Prescott … Continue reading

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Alien Resurrection - * * 1/2*

Alien Resurrection is an appropriate title for the fourth film in the Alien franchise. Not only does it contrive to bring Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) back from the dead, it manages to wrest the entire franchise from a horrendous death in … Continue reading

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I Know What You Did Last Summer - *

Ahh…thank you, Scream. Due to its surprising success, the onslaught has begun. I Know What You Did Last Summer tries and fails to imitate its overrated predecessor. Whereas Scream tried to be clever and failed, I Know What You Did … Continue reading

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Wishmaster - 1/2*

What is the problem with most horror movies today? Out of all mainstream genres, the horror genre has the most horrible production values, bad scripts, and even worse acting. I guess part of the blame lies with its uncaring fan … Continue reading

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Mimic - * * *

Why is it that it seems every science fiction horror film in the last eighteen years tries to duplicate Alien? Mimic is the latest example of the trend. And, although overall it is a good, creepy thriller, it could have … Continue reading

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Event Horizon - 1/2*

Event Horizon is a science fiction horror film that is like a meeting of Hellraiser and Alien, albeit without the creativity or thrills. You might assume that with its truly stellar cast, the film can’t be that bad. Don’t. The … Continue reading

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Anaconda - * 1/2*

Anaconda is an uninspired monster movie about, you guessed it, a giant anaconda. Dr. Steven Cale (Eric Stoltz) is an anthropologist searching the Amazon rainforest for the lost Shirishama tribe. Tagging along for the trip is his girlfriend, Terri Flores … Continue reading

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The Relic - *

The Relic is a rather tired alien clone that generates a little suspense, but wastes it with poor acting and a nonsensical plot. Penelope Ann Miller is an evolutionary biologist working at a museum in Chicago. A mysterious shipment arrives … Continue reading

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