Horror

The House with 100 Eyes (2014) by The Critical Movie Critics
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Movie Review: The House with 100 Eyes (2014)

The found footage approach to low-budget filmmaking has been around long enough to be used in all sorts of fun and clever ways, each attempt toeing the line between committing to the gimmick and admitting it. We’ve witnessed ghostly activity on home surveillance equipment (“Paranormal Activity”) and a giant monster trashing New York on a…

Horsehead (2014) by The Critical Movie Critics
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Movie Review: Horsehead (2014)

Nightmarish visions abound in Romain Basset’s horror mystery Horsehead and the narrative elements are so tightly focused here that the picture’s success relies almost entirely on the effectiveness of those visions. Basset makes the bold move to let the visions swallow the story so that the movie threatens to topple off the edge of reality…

Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015) by The Critical Movie Critics
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Movie Review: Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015)

There are few certainties in life — death, taxes, senioritis striking schools in May (or January, as the case often is) — and one of the more distinct certainties in the world of horror is what happens when you contact the dead. Whether you’re playing alone with a Ouija board, sitting with a psychic at…

Private Number (2014) by The Critical Movie Critics
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Movie Review: Private Number (2014)

In the indie thriller, Private Number, writer Michael Lane (Hal Ozsan, “Redline”) is under a lot of pressure. His first novel, Knight Fire, did reasonably well, and now, he’s really struggling to write his second. His loving wife, Katherine (Nicholle Tom, “Hang Loose”), has recently opened her own boutique and really, really wants to have…

Poltergeist (2015) by The Critical Movie Critics
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Movie Review: Poltergeist (2015)

Lack of originality is a major lament of many horror fans in 2015; we devour each and every new film that’s tossed our way, hoping against hope that THIS will be the horror movie that breaks the trend, that THIS will be the one that reminds us what it was like to be really creeped…

Der Samurai (2014) by The Critical Movie Critics
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Movie Review: Der Samurai (2014)

In a small village in Germany, a wolf lurks in the night, searching for food in neighborhood garbage cans, attacking pets, and generally terrorizing those who live there. Lonely, timid, and quiet Jakob Wolski (Michel Diercks), a local police officer, has taken it upon himself to lure the wolf away from people’s homes by buying…

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