Tag Archives: The Conjuring

‘The Conjuring’ and that long-fabled franchise fatigue

3/10 The Satanic panic never really ended. The surge of news about “Satanism” that started as a religious offshoot of the rebellious ‘60s and consumed the suburbs of Reagan’s America with fears of pedophiles and kidnapped children being used for … Continue reading

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After two years to get the edit right, ‘New Mutants’ is a mess

2/10 After two years of post-production, you’d think The New Mutants would at least be organized. In The New Mutants, Dani Moonstar (Blu Hunt) awakens imprisoned in a facility for adolescent mutants who have killed people with their emerging powers. … Continue reading

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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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‘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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