‘Annabelle: Creation’ review

A much anticipated and highly touted horror flick of the year 2017 has arrived in cinemas, and since opening day it has created a great revenue and generated a growing buzz around how scary it is. Well, last night I went to the cinemas and indulged in the newest addition in The Conjuring franchise.

The origin namesake film has some lofty standards due to it’s precursors, and from the minute it began, it lived up to the hype, to a certain degree. By this large and vexing statement i mean that the film was very adaptive to cinematic viewing, and the word scary that has been used so far to describe it if fair, but horrifying or creepy, no, just no.

The movie starts hard and heavy, and with some good panning, a great use of sound and a tense narrative, this movie was packed with James Wan-esque and typical David F. Sandberg jump scares and intense action packed technologically enhanced demonic scares. It was thrilling, and the movie didn’t let up with it seeming to be scare after scare after scare. What i didn’t like about this way the origins of the creepy doll we all have the imprint of, is how this directed the plot and was the main horror theme and trope used to induce fear into viewers. Due to this, the story line almost seemed nonsensical and actually weak, with a lack of dialogue, no character development and no depth, it seemed to be more about keeping the viewers gripped to their seats over creating more lore in the franchise.  This is not the worst outcome whatsoever, because it did tie in with the series due to it’s nature of being scary movies, but once the lights turned on and it was all said and done, a breath of disappointment and lack of fear entered the air.

What i wanted as a Conjuring fan shouldn’t be taken away from a good movie, but the overall journey wasn’t exactly what i expected. Although he one moment that the film did exceed my expectations was tying the ending to the original.

It was a great ride whilst it lasted, it didn’t stray from the franchise, and was an overall good movie. Yet, it’s own directing outdid itself, and as terrifying as it should’ve been, it really was more a scary movie, then a horror movie that will be remembered as years go by.

7.5/10

Top 10 creepiest horror movies

Now, these aren’t necessary films that are straight up scary and terrifying, yes majority are, but some of the greatest horror films were discovered due to how bizarre, nonsensical and downright chilling they could be. The list below are some of the freakiest films that made your blood boil as it froze you stiff in a contradictory sheer horror. None of these films should be taken lightly.

10. House Of The Devil (2009)

 

9. Kill List (2012)

 

8. Lords Of Salem (2013)

 

7. House of 1000 Corpses (2003)

 

6. The Omen (1976)

 

5. The Strangers (2008)

 

4. Sinister (2012)

 

3. As Above So Below (2014)

 

2. Maniac (2012)

 

1. The Poughkeepsie Tapes (2007)

Click here for Clip of much awaited Netflix original ‘Death Note’

On the 25th of this month, globally Netflix will be releasing horror movie Death Note. The movie’s plot surrounds a teenage boy finding a super powered book that is fatal, for those he pictures that is. Recently to promote the film, a movie clip was released to get us ready.

It has been directed by Adam Wingard, written by Charley Parlapanides & Vlas Parlapanides, and stars Lakeith StanfieldWillem Dafoe and Margaret Qualley.

Watch the newly released clip here.

Synopsis has surfaced for M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Glass’

We should all know by now that there is a follow up film to M. Night Shyamalan’s 2017 horror Split, and that is known as Glass. Sarah Paulson is just one of the big names to join the cast with, mainstay Samuel L. Jackson and his character being the main focal point of the third film in the series consisting of Split and original, Unbreakable.

ScreenRant yesterday released an official synopsis for the film as follows:  Following the conclusion of Split, Glass finds Dunn pursuing Crumb’s superhuman figure of The Beast in a series of escalating encounters, while the shadowy presence of Price emerges as an orchestrator who holds secrets critical to both men.

It i being produced by Blumhouse and wont feature till 2019, but for now at least we have a idea of what o expect.

Stay tuned Split fans!

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More excitement floats ‘It’s’ way, play the 8-bit game today!

Andres Muschietti’s IT and his whole team have done an amazing job at promoting their new film, through merch, posters, updates and trailers, this film has taken over the horror genre, even pushing Annabelle out of the way.

Once again, they have released a platform of fandom in the form of  an 8-bit game with the premise being you direct George’s ship down the sewer, popping as many red balloons as possible.

Jump on over to the IT website and play now!

A Nightmare on what street!?!?

YouTube’s WTFOL released an anti-smoking campaign 2 years ago to help people kick the ugly habit that is cigarette smoking. But well, this video campaign and it’s inspiring message to ditch smoking and all it’s dangerous outcomes, is a little different…..

See for yourself below but the video that just came to my attention features an all time horror star, the man himself, Freddy motherf**kin Greuger!

Watch here.

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‘Open Water 3: Cage Dive’ review

Open water 3: Cage Dive, sounds as good as it is. It’s authenticity makes it special as it is quite unique in it’s narrative, yet there is nothing special about it once you turn it on.

Open Water 3 is a film about a man who finds a underwater video camera wedged into a reef, and on it is a completely sound SD card. Upon playing the card we see three ‘beachy’ Americans audition tape for an extreme reality show. Cage diving with sharks is what there audition involves but what comes next is everyone’s nightmare and worst possible outcome when cage diving. That’s right, they become isolated, cageless in the ocean, surrounded by the very sharks they tormented.

Now firstly i am going to stay neutral and take away my personal and ethical reactions to sharks being portrayed this way, but this ‘monster’ horror movie doesn’t make a whole lot of sense, but none of them do. The animal/creature is vicious and unrelenting and whilst it makes for great cinematic viewing it is almost unrealistic or surreal. Unfortunately just like this film, rarely do these movies have great reception, and only Jaws, Rogue and maybe a handful of other animal horror films break the critical seal around them. Yet what this movie does do well is incorporate the hand held, found footage angle which will forever educe scares or at least ramp up dull moments through its awkward originality.

Open Water 3: Cage Dive due to it’s lower budget, mediocre plot and average acting will never really find itself a home on many shelves, but encompassing the found-footage approach is a tick that may keep itself relevant in between other animal horror movies, and potentially making it the better then the Open Water 2.

5/10