What would happen if you were “reborn” as your ideal self? Ahead of its time, John Frankenheimer’s SECONDS (1966) gives a frightening answer to this question.
The source of evil in this film is as interesting as its personification in demonic form.
The fourth installment of the “Insidious” series opened in US theaters today. For Loud Green Bird, it’s an opportunity to take a look back at the first three movies before seeing the fourth one.
AMITYVILLE: THE AWAKENING falls into the category of films that really didn’t need to be a sequel. Certain movies seem as if they would have been better received if released on their own.
As horror premises go, Flatliners is as classical as Frankenstein.
You don’t need a PhD to follow the story. You just have to pay attention.
Aronofsky has created a film that posits the female as The Other – the source of all inspiration and frustration.
In the end, mother! clings to convention in a story that’s couched in a guise of aesthetic edginess.
Billed as a sci-fi/horror film, Life (2017, dir. Daniel Espinosa) is more accurately a semi-lame thriller based on the familiar sci-fi trope of contamination by an alien species.
Perhaps it’s not fair to expect, but I wish this film had scared the crap out of me like its 1979 ancestor did. Still, it does accomplish what it set out to do — to explain the origins of the Xenomorph.