Tag: Horror

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Goemul (The Host) [2006]

The best thing about Korean cinema in general, and Bong Joon-ho’s Goemul (The Host) [2006], is the blatant genre-bending and general disregard for cinematic rules that we, as…

Phantom of the Paradise [1974]

Directed by the one and only Brian De Palma, Phantom of the Paradise is a testament to all things ‘70s excess, decadent, kitsch, and so on. The film,…

World War Z [2013]

I didn’t really like that the zombies in World War Z are super-fast. I also didn’t like that they have super hearing, or whatever it was, as it…

Lord of Illusions [1995]

  This exceedingly 90s supernatural horror / action / suspense based on a Clive Barker story, The Last Illusion, was re-written for the screen and directed by Barker…

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters [2013]

It is near impossible to write more than about 200 words on a film as trite and plain as this. The high-concept pitch does more to give you…

John Dies at the End [2013]

I am very disappointed in myself, and in particular my inability to exercise patience when it comes to certain types of narrative gratification. After having seen, and subsequently…

The Cabin in the Woods [2012 or 2009]

I saw The Cabin in the Woods because a friend of mine wanted to read me demolishing what he thought was the worst film this year (well, last year,…

Angel Heart [1987]

Released in 1987 and set in 1955, Angel Heart tells the story of Harry Angel (Mickey Rourke), a small-time down-and-out private investigator that is approached by the enigmatic…