Tag Archives: The Conjuring

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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‘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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‘Hereditary’ an audacious mixed bag

9/10 And now for Hereditary, this year’s “scariest movie ever made.” The film begins with the funeral of the Graham family matriarch, Ellen, after which her daughter Annie (Toni Collette) begins to see strange things around the house. The family soon … Continue reading

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