Since IT has hit box office gold and claimed the mantle of the highest grossing horror film of all time (not adjusted for inflation), it’s worth looking back to see why Stephen King adaptations from page to screen, have such a hit and miss ratio.
Author: Luke Banyai
After having seen Sam Raimi’s The Evil Dead at the tender age of 13, it began a love for horror films that eventually expanded into a love for all genres.
Deserted Island Movie Collection: The Films of Martin Scorsese
Best Movie Snack: Honey Soy Chicken Potato Chips and a 6 pack.
Gerald’s Game is a little surprise package of a film that really packs a punch, and continues to throw jabs left and right until the wince inducing finale.
In what seems like an attempt to start up another Jason Bourne type franchise, American Assassin falls short due to a lacklustre screenplay and a somewhat bland lead performance, but there is still some fun to be had here.
The immense hype IT has built has been of blockbuster proportions, with the highest number of views ever recorded for a movie trailer on YouTube. So the big question is, does it live up to it? Yes and no, is the only answer that comes to mind.
One thing to keep in mind before viewing The Killing of a Sacred Deer is that if you have seen director Yorgos Lanthimos’ previous work, which includes The Lobster (2015) and Dogtooth (2009), then you might almost be prepared for what’s in store.
Luc Besson’s epic space saga Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets can be best described as an overly ambitious, beautiful looking mess.
What we see throughout An Inconvenient Sequel is evidence of the harshest effects climate change has to offer when it comes to affecting our planet. Whether you believe it or not, it is must-see viewing.
In 1979, a group of childhood friends set out to make a horror movie, with little to no experience besides a few homemade short films. A 22 year old Sam Raimi along with his leading man Bruce Campbell and other various cast and crew members, put themselves in the middle of the woods to shoot a movie simply titled, The Evil Dead.
Edgar Wright’s 5th film shows no signs of his fast-paced style slowing down anytime soon. Thanks to his kinetic direction, he keeps Baby Driver in high gear and never drops the pace due to some well written and performed characters.
In the wake of the release of the critically acclaimed psychological horror film It Comes at Night starring Joel Edgerton, it seems fitting to look back on the ‘slow burn’ sub-genre of horror that occasionally gets overlooked or underappreciated.
Pixar has arguably one of the movie industry’s best records, but the Cars movies don’t seem to have the same universal love of say, the Toy Story or Monsters Inc. franchises. This doesn’t mean they are necessarily bad films; far from it, as Cars 3 manages to entertain nonetheless.
Life is exactly what this film needed in order to succeed. It’s a shame too because it comes close to being really good and whilst it has its moments, it never quite gets there.
Slow-burn horror films get mixed responses almost every time one is released and recently, The Witch (2015) was a good example of how well it can be done. Daguerrotype, whilst not in the same class, can be put under the same category and it almost succeeds, falling slightly short due to a messy screenplay.
With only just under four years since the Boston City marathon bombings, one would think that a movie based on the events would be considered ‘too soon’, but it’s safe to say that Patriots Day delivers a heartfelt and gut wrenching depiction of actual events, without a hint of exploitation.