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‘The Grudge’ is exactly the type of movie that gets dumped on the first weekend of January

2/10 I adore Takashi Shimizu’s American Grudge movies from the mid-‘00s for their unforgiving pacing and dense array of strong jump scares, so I was excited to see a reboot coming from writer/director Nicolas Pesce – not because I’d seen … Continue reading

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‘It’ is boring, racist, sexualizes minors and has a 90 percent on Rotten Tomatoes

2/10 The titular monster in It comes out of the sewer every 30 years to feed, so remaking the movie — yeah, I know the 1990 version was a “made for TV miniseries,” eat me — makes a ton of … Continue reading

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Fresh director can’t elevate bland horror prequel

3/10 The eminent horror production studio has started to inject real talent into its movies, but it’s clearly not always going to be enough. In Annabelle: Creation, a group of orphans moves into the spacious, rural house of the mysterious … Continue reading

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The most important films of 2016

Annual top 10 lists are boring and dumb and arbitrary and full of movies nobody’s ever heard of. A big goal of this site is to try and extrapolate the future of movies, so, instead of talking about the year’s … Continue reading

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Ouija defies the Natural Order

Ever since The Conjuring blew the lid off the horror genre by opening to $41 million in July 2013, studios have been devoting most of their scary movie resources into Blockbuster season. October, traditionally horror’s time to shine, has become something of … Continue reading

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