Category: horror

Red Lights [2012] ★½

Judging from the trailer, “Red Lights” looked like it might be one of the best horror movies we’ve seen in quite a while. But isn’t it always the case with trailers? Surprise. The movie sucks.  Cillian Murphy and Sigourney Weaver (both good actors) play two university professors who specialize in […]

ATM [2012] ★½

Three people find themselves trapped in an ATM building, while a hooded killer stands outside, messing with them. That’s the premise of this truly dreadful movie, which has enough ideas to fill out a 20 minute short. Unfortunately, “ATM” runs 90 minutes, and as it ambles along you can […]

Chernobyl Diaries [2012]

Told you I’d be reviewing crappy movies this month. Case in point, “Chernobyl Diaries”, a truly dreadful horror movie from the creator of the “Paranormal Activity” franchise (not again!). On the surface, you’d think this is yet another “found-footage” film, when in fact it’s not. But it has […]

Silent House [2012] ★½

Many have heaped praise on the technique used in this haunted house chiller, but directors  Chris Kentis and Laura Lau take an awfully long time getting to the actual plot, content to spend the first half of the movie doling out “boo!” moments. In fact, those moments never really fade […]

Piranha 3DD [2012]

I watch bad movies so you can save your money. Case in point: “Piranha 3DD”, a truly awful sequel to the silly but entertaining “Piranha”. The first one had blood, full frontal nudity and Christopher Lloyd as a wacky scientist. Back then, I called it “the most enjoyable […]

The Cabin In The Woods [2012] ★★

Start hating me now, horror fans. But the gory, predictable and plodding “Cabin in the Woods” is one of the most disappointing movies of the year. Disappointing why? Because judging from every review on the planet, I expected something memorable. Something huge. Something so damn exciting I couldn’t […]

Insidious [2011] ★★★

Webster dictionary defines Insidious as something harmful but seductive. “Insidious” the movie is exactly that. It will haunt you, it will crush you, it will scare the living daylights out of you, but you will find it hard to resist. I admit: the story is old fashioned, but what […]