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The Grudge 2
Japanese director Shimizu may be the only director in history to have helmed a pair of Hollywood remakes of his two biggest hit films and managed to screw up both of them.
" theory that big-budget, studio-commissioned remakes of contemporary Japanese horror films lose something in the cultural translation and end..."

Oct. 20, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Darna Zaroori Hai
Unusual Bollywood film is an anthology horror film with segments directed by seven different directors.
", India's all-singing, all-dancing Bollywood isn't known for its horror output. That didn't stop director Ram Gopal Varma from..."

May 12, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Exorcist: The Beginning
Help us, Lucifer. This prequel is cursed.
"...yourself, "Gosh, where on earth can I find a horror movie that features dead maggot babies and poorly executed..."

Aug. 27, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Order
Mysterious doings in a Catholic sect, on the whole more silly than scary.
"...Which makes the plodding, moribund scares of his Catholic horror film, The Order, all the more dismaying. Helgeland’s previous..."

Sept. 12, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Scary Movie Two
"...along those lines. Goofing on other movies -- especially horror movies -- is what the whole Scary Movie juggernaut..."

July 6, 2001 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

What Lies Beneath
" one of the guiding forces behind HBO's fine horror anthology series Tales From the Crypt. Zemeckis also had..."

July 21, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

For Love of the Game
"...A Simple Plan, Sam Raimi would have kissed the horror films (his former stock in trade) good-bye and stepped..."

Sept. 17, 1999 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

An American Werewolf in Paris
"...Scott, Julie Delpy, Phil Buckman and Vince Vieluf. In horror terms, 16 years is a dang nigh unprecedented span..."

Dec. 26, 1997 Movie Review by Russell Smith

From Dusk Till Dawn
Vampires, whiskey, sex, and Hayek's famous snake dancing color this film.
"...Dusk Till Dawn harkens back to the wonderful, awful horror movies of days gone by, throws in a criminals-on-the-lam..."

Jan. 19, 1996 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The New Mutants
The last of the X-Men finally get to the screen
"...going to break from the superhero norm as a horror flick – like he was making some grand announcement...."

Aug. 28, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Join Us When We Open a Scare Package
We're making space on the couch for you with this horror-comedy
"...Who loves horror? Everyone! Who loves horror-comedies? Everyone! Who loves horror-comedy anthologies..."

June 16, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Pet Sematary
Latest Stephen King adaptation is a pretty good horror film, but nothing more
"...2014's Starry Eyes, Kölsch and Widmyer’s roots as independent horror filmmakers shine throughout the movie – for a big-budget..."

April 5, 2019 Movie Review by Matthew Monagle

Pet Sematary Remake to Close SXSW Film
Midnighters, Festival Favorites, plus shorts all announced
"...Horror at the beginning, horror at the end: After SXSW..."

Feb. 6, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Giallo remake uses dark magic to give women their voices
"...monsters. In Luca Guadagnino’s remake of the essential giallo horror film, bones crack and urine squirts as girls fling..."

Nov. 2, 2018 Movie Review by Jenny Nulf

Owen Egerton’s Bloody Good Time
Writer/director’s distinctly Austin horror-comedy returns for RTX Austin
"...a film like Blood Fest. After all, comedy and horror are a perfect fusion, because the best responses are..."

Aug. 3, 2018 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

They're Here! Fantastic Fest Wave One Arrives
Overlord, Apostle headline fest opening salvo
"...guns, with the announcement of the world premiere of action-horror Overlord...."

July 31, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Unfriended: Dark Web
Back to the laptop in this surprisingly scary sequel to the surprise hit
"...of the past few years remains Unfriended, the 2014 horror movie that takes place entirely on a computer screen...."

July 20, 2018 Movie Review by Matthew Monagle

Cracking Open The Devil's Doorway
Horror director Aislinn Clarke on Ireland's dirty secret
"...Many horror films are drawn from personal nightmares. For Aislinn Clarke,..."

July 14, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Endless
Sibling banter and cosmic terror means observational comedy horror.
"...There's no more abused term in horror fiction than Lovecraftian. It was misapplied to Justin Benson..."

April 20, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

The Horrors of SXSW Can’t Touch Nate Southard
Local screamworthy scribe is sitting, we reckon, on a killer property
"...Of course there’s a plethora of horror-genre stuff going on at SXSW. Because the festival boasts..."

March 9, 2018 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Living Among Us
Bloodless vampire found footage should stay in the shadows
"...Jordan Hinson. Contrary to the lazy trope, found footage horror is not dead. While it’s the perfect entry point..."

Feb. 2, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

DVDanger: Willard
1970s rat insanity and its sequel, plus Catfight
"...Glover. Correct, you're thinking of Willard, the Seventies strangest horror/crime hybrid that he remade in 2003 and yet could..."

July 29, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Wish Upon
A music box leads to deadly wish fulfillment
"...Jiminy Cricket! The dream fulfillments in the wretched horror/comedy Wish Upon come at a bloody price, ripe with..."

July 14, 2017 Movie Review by Steve Davis

DVDanger: Don't Knock Twice
Home release horror, plus J-horror streaming news and more
"...supernatural shocker Don't Knock Twice. That said, the indie horror's gorgeous, flame-wrapped credit sequence makes it clear that, rather..."

July 9, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Monstrous Masterpiece Pig at Midnight
Adam Mason on the brief return of his extreme horror at SXSW
"...Horror fans at SXSW get spoiled this year with three..."

March 10, 2017 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

A Cure for Wellness
Gothic mystery is hard to swallow
"...and froing, alleviated only occasionally by vivid scenes of horror: most notably, the extended death throes of a wounded..."

Feb. 17, 2017 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Well-executed horror nightmare features sick torment of a deaf woman
" the effectiveness of this latest release from the horror purveyors at Blumhouse Productions and Intrepid Pictures...."

March 25, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Crimson Peak
Guillermo del Toro goes Gothic, but falls short
"...Toro’s first real foray into the realm of Gothic horror-romance, leavened with a hint of Italian giallo, is a..."

Oct. 16, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Tales of Halloween Aims for Spooky Fun
New horror anthology screens this weekend
" one of the 11 directors of new anthology horror Tales of Halloween, she gets to share a small..."

Oct. 16, 2015 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Septic Man
This Canadian horror film wades through a cesspool of human waste and challenges our gag reflexes.
"...Holy merde! The Canadian horror film Septic Man wades through a cesspool of human..."

Aug. 15, 2014 Movie Review by Steve Davis

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