Annabelle Creation is Terrifying: Well-Executed Horror That Hits All The Right Notes (Review)

Annabelle Creation is Terrifying: Well-Executed Horror That Hits All The Right Notes (Review)

This week my movie is Annabelle: Creation.  There’s been a dearth of horror films lately, particularly good horror films, so I had some high hopes going in.  There were lots of jump scares.  Normally I would say this is a bad thing, horror films that rely on jump scares to get their audience are usually pretty lame.  But this may be the first horror film I’ve seen that used them well.  You knew there were jump scares coming and it was that tension that made things well.  This film used every trick:  footsteps, the dark, point-of-view (where you can see something behind the character but they don’t know it’s there) and most of all my favorite, The Uncanny Valley.   Read more

Ouija: Origins of Evil – One of The Best Horror Movies This Year [Review]

Ouija: Origins of Evil – One of The Best Horror Movies This Year [Review]

It’s almost Halloween and there’s been a shortage of horror films. The only other scary film I can remember this year was The Witch and that came out in April.   So, in the spirit of the season I went to see Ouija: Origin of Evil, a prequel to the 2014 film that I hadn’t even heard of before I looked it up after seeing this film.  Pumping out another film when the original wasn’t that great (apparently) is a sure sign of creative bankruptcy, so I wasn’t that optimistic.  Still, I’d rather be punched in the fact than watch that Jack Reacher film which, incidentally, is also made after the original wasn’t that great (apparently).  Huh. Read more