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Tag: horror film

‘Midsommar’ review: Welcome to the sunny side of hell

Helmed by Ari Aster’s fearless direction, ‘Midsommar’ effectively elevates the dread and horror – even if there’s no discernible purpose other than shock value. Note: This review contains mild spoilers, though you might have already deduced some of them in the trailer. An unspeakable tragedy occurs in the opening sequence of Midsommar that should warn ...

‘Clarita’ review: Overwhelmingly spooky yet yearning for complexity

Clarita scares enough to make an impression but lacks layers of complexity to be truly memorable. Black Sheep’s first horror movie, Clarita, goes beyond targeting the millennial market by adapting the real-life demonic possession story of Clarita Villanueva. This infamous urban legend that harkens back in 1953 should appeal to the older generation at the ...

‘Banal’ review: New wave of Philippine horror genre

Inspired by true events, APT Entertainment’s ‘Banal’ brings a new take on Philippine horror genre. In Banal (english title: Holy), a group of teenagers out for a summer vacation, finds themselves lost in the dense forest of Mt. Awanggan, a mystical mountain that is said to grant wishes to anyone who reaches its peak. Burdened ...

‘Brightburn: Son of Evil’ review: Intriguing concept, missed opportunity

Brightburn’s apparent lack of empathy for its lead character turns its intriguing concept into a gimmick. It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s an overpowered, bloodthirsty alien kid! Do note that Brightburn does not belong in the DCEU universe nor is this about the alternate evil version of Superman in the comics. The character ...

WATCH: First ‘Slender Man’ trailer introduces new creepy creature

He gets in your head like a virus. Watch the first trailer of Columbia Pictures’ new horror-thriller Slender Man below. In a small town in Massachusetts, four high school girls perform a ritual in an attempt to debunk the lore of Slender Man. When one of the girls goes mysteriously missing, they begin to suspect ...

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