Tag Archives: Insidious

Decent ‘Scary Stories’ can’t capture books’ magic

7/10 Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is a film caught between its iconic source material and a risk-averse production that leans heavily on the exhausting, bland choices common in the past decade’s horror. Still, there are significant highlights … Continue reading

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‘La Llorona’ doesn’t stand out, never wanted to

3/10 The Curse of La Llorona doesn’t go far enough. It’s the same tame, predictable movie-product the Paranormal Activity/Insidious/Conjuring super-brand has been churning out for more than 10 years now, this one vaguely Mexican-themed. In 1973 Los Angeles, because everything … Continue reading

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‘The Nun’ is 90 minutes of unvarnished nonsense

1/10 Imagine if The Evil Dead 2 took itself seriously. That’s The Nun. The Nun is that bad. “The darkest chapter of The Conjuring Universe” — because aping the language of its sister Insidious series wasn’t enough, they also had … Continue reading

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‘The Last Key’ decent, dragged down by ‘Insidious’ hallmarks

4/10 You thought I’d forgotten about Insidious, didn’t you? No, we remember. Even if no one else- What?! It opened at almost $30 million? Guess January isn’t the dead zone it used to be. Insidious: The Last Key sees franchise … Continue reading

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Solid scares, likable cast, but Conjuring 2 is nothing new

Rhiannon Saegert @missmusetta If Insidious 4 The Conjuring 2 really is scarier than the original, it’s because by now, the people making these films have abandoned storytelling in favor of doing what they do best — decent scares. The film begins … Continue reading

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