10 Years: “28 Weeks Later”

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Sequels are hard to get right or as close to right as possible. There’s so many expectations that it’s a wonder any manage to come through at all. Typically they just fall short, and it really doesn’t matter how many ways they do so. Sometimes though, you get a sequel that’s just good enough, that all other issues can easily be looked past. There’s plenty that makes it just the right amount of fun, no matter how much time has passed. Continue reading

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On Second Thought: “28 Days Later”

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The zombie film is nothing new, even if it’s not involving zombies like most think of when the word “zombie” is thrown around. If there are crazed or dead people running around biting and tearing innocent people to pieces, that’ll do it! The only thing that’ll be up for grabs is how good or bad the film’s story is. Sometimes it doesn’t matter, but when you really want something that’s more than braindead fun, it’s hard to randomly look around and find what you’re looking for. Continue reading

Another First Glance: “It Comes at Night”

Really good horror films don’t seem to come around that often. Over the last few years there’s really only been a handful of films that fit that bill, but they’ve been worth the wait. Even better or just in conjunction with, is when a horror film can deliver well before anyone has seen the film itself. Yes, trailers are supposed to inform and excite viewers, but the level of good I’m thinking of goes well beyond doing just that. Somehow, so much more is accomplished in only a few minutes, that it elevates the film in an instant. Continue reading

At First Glance: “It Comes at Night”

At the least a horror film needs to look interesting. Not a lot to ask for as the story itself and the overall execution probably won’t be there to warrant much else. But sometimes, so much more can be achieved in a short amount of time. So much, that you have a strong reason to believe the film will be so much more than simply interesting. A film that’s genuinely worth your time. That being scared, if not outright terrified, would be a most welcome experience. Continue reading

At First Glance: “The Mist (2017)”

If at first you don’t succeed with a highly successful film adaptation, wait a short amount of time and try again with an unnecessary TV series. That seems to be the motivation behind this new iteration of a fascinating novella that’s almost 40 years old. With a lot of luck, this series could very well prove to be worth it, but that’s more wishful thinking than I’m prepared to have for this unoriginal original series. Continue reading

20 Years On: “Anaconda”

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When it comes to films about creatures terrorizing innocent people, there’s no shortage of the fun you can have. Even if it’s not coming directly from the film itself, somehow you can’t help but enjoy yourself. If you’re lucky, the film will have already tried to meet you half way, but sometimes, the best kinds are the ones that achieve high levels of awesomeness by complete accident. Continue reading