Tag: horror

Curse of La Llorona is a disappointing, must-miss movie

Photo courtesy of Rogelio A. Galaviz C., Flickr The art of horror, no matter how you may choose to analyze it, is extremely subjective. What makes a viewer nervously look at their (closed) bedroom door, hoping that a monster or demonic creature won’t aggressively knock it down as it quietly walks […]

Sophomore slump? Not for Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’

Photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore, Wikipedia If there is one person who made the most out of a directorial debut in recent years, it would be Jordan Peele. The man surprised the entire world with his smash hit “Get Out,” not only making over $250 million dollars at the box […]

“Life” Contributes Terrifying New Alien to Sci-fi Genre

Photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore, Wikipedia “Life” uses some of the tropes and plot devices seen throughout the sci-fi/horror genre and breathes new life with an extremely terrifying, uncontainable alien and a setting that feels haunting. The film follows a group of astronauts (Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson and Ryan Reynolds) […]

New Horror Film Gets Viewers Out of Comfort Zone

Photo courtesy of Peabody Awards, Wikipedia As racial issues in the United States become more and more heated and dominate Americans’ conversations, director Jordan Peele has crafted a perfect blend of horror and comedy that brings viewers into a new kind of discussion on race with his directorial debut, “Get […]

Verbinski’s Latest Film Showcases Astounding Visuals

Photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore, Wikipedia A convoluted plot is not an indicator of sophisticated storytelling.  Each intricacy written into a script must serve some measure of purpose: twists and turns leading nowhere only frustrate audiences and disrupt a film’s sense of reality by underlining contrivances. Suspension of disbelief is […]