Tag Archives: The Conjuring

‘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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‘Countdown’ is some top-tier horror garbage

7/10 Countdown is a dirt-cheap jump movie that gives you everything it’s got from the word “go.”  In Countdown, an app that reportedly tells users their exact moment of death goes viral. For some, it’s a simple joke, but for … Continue reading

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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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‘Conjuring’ series somehow keeps getting even worse

1/10 I’ve seen some truly regrettable films over the past decade, but Annabelle Comes Home is the first time I’ve ever honestly wanted my money back. After a scene explaining the doll’s possession that’s been repeated three or four times across different … 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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