Category: horror

The Grudge [2020] ★½

It’s January, which means we either get an Oscar contender or a movie that nobody asked for. Case in point: “The Grudge”, a lazy attempt at reviving a franchise that was dormant for many years now. Still, I gave this film a chance to prove me wrong, especially […]

The Lighthouse [2019] ★★★

As someone who didn’t fully embrace Robert Eggers’ directorial debut “The Witch”, I thought his latest effort was a much superior exercise in psychological terror. “The Lighthouse”, co-written by Eggers and his brother Max and starring Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson as lighthouse keepers trying to maintain their […]

In The Tall Grass [2019] ★½

Movies based on Stephen King’s books tend to range from terrifying (“Misery”, “Pet Sematary”, It”) to complete rubbish (“Cell”). “In The Tall Grass” was co-written with his son Joe Hill and is currently streaming on Netflix. I wasn’t familiar with the source material and I hadn’t seen the […]

Polaroid [2019] ★

This stinker of a horror movie is one of the worst things you’ll see this year. Following in the footsteps of two of the worst horror films of the decade (that would be “Flatliners” and “Slender Man”, just in case), “Polaroid” focuses on a high school loner who […]

Crawl [2019] ★★½

Let’s be honest here: you don’t walk in to see a movie featuring deadly alligators expecting quotable dialogue or an unforgettable story. Personally, I want it to entertain me and “Crawl” does exactly that. It sure as hell isn’t swimming in the same waters as “Jaws”, but it […]