Tag Archives: The Conjuring

‘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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‘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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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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