Tag: Horror

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Time for a Reel INSIDIOUS: THE LAST KEY review

Insidious: The Last Key review

We kick off the new year with a familiar story. The Insidious franchise has managed to stay relevant enough to garner continuous deeper plot explorations. Labeling the additional movies as sequels or even prequels would be incorrect. Blumhouse has taken a very interesting approach with the supernatural horror franchise. Rather than a linear continuation that …

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Time for a Reel MAYHEM review

Mayhem review

Joe Lynch is still in his adolescent formative years in terms of experience. Knights of Badassdom (2013) and Everly (2015) were the only feature length credits he has to his name thus far. And working from a position of inexperience, he has found a way to entertain audiences without making a huge splash in the …

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Time for a Reel THE SNOWMAN review

The Snowman review

Jo Nesbø is a best selling Norwegian author who has written more than 20 novels to date. By far, his most successful works are his Harry Hole novels. At first glance, Michael Fassbender looks to be a great casting choice for the tough detective, but as we did deeper into this complex character, will Fassbender …

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Time for a Reel HAPPY DEATH DAY review

Happy Death Day

Live. Die. Repeat. Do you happen to remember Tom Cruise’s 2014 sci-fi action adventure, Edge of Tomorrow? It was a damn good movie that suffered from an unfortunate marketing identity crisis. The title did not fit with what the film was trying to portray, worse yet, the studio couldn’t quite settle on a title. As …

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Time for a Reel ANNABELLE: CREATION review

Annabelle: Creation review

Warner Bros. may seem focused on building up their superhero blockbuster connected movie universe in the form of the DC Extended Universe but they’re low key succeeding in this mindset on an entirely front. Rather than retelling the well-known (true) story of The Amityville Horror for the millionth time, they instead focused on another story …

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Time for a Reel WISH UPON review

Wish Upon review

School’s out for summer…but not in theaters apparently. For the second time in as many weeks, high school is the setting for another hopeful Summer success. This time, however, we’re not dealing with a nine figure super filled with franchise fanfare. A quality horror thriller is hard to come by these days but it isn’t …

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Time for a Reel 47 METERS DOWN review

47 Meters Down review

Shark movies AGAIN? Haven’t we beaten this dead horse enough? Considering how many movies have been made based on shark attacks, there aren’t a heck of a lot of successful movies that come to mind outside of Jaws (1975). The bar is pretty high when it comes to movies about the most feared creature below …

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Time for a Reel IT COMES AT NIGHT review

It Comes at Night review

When it comes to horror movies, expectations can mean everything. I suppose that can be said with any genre but it feels like the weight is heavier when it comes to these types of films. As it stands, a good horror movie is hard to come by. Expect too much and you’re often left feeling …

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Time for a Reel ALIEN: COVENANT review

Alien Covenant review

Ridley Scott’s Alien franchise has been around for nearly 40 years and has consisted of five movies, not including the one that’s being reviewed in this article. In 2012 Scott opted to jump on the prequel bandwagon and start an origin story of everyone’s favorite Xenomorph…that’s the fictional extraterrestrial species that we’re introduced to in …