When I went into the cinema to see this film, I didn't know what to expect. The Shining is one of my favourite horror flicks of all time, despite Stephen King's distaste for it, and combined with my set opinion that most horror sequels shouldn't even bother trying, I guess I didn't have high hopes. However, it's safe to say that my expectations were knocked off their pedestal as Doctor Sleep proved to be a new-found example on how to write a good horror sequel. Now, let's look into a few of my thoughts as to why that's the case.
Let's talk about one of the greatest classics in the slasher genre. This movie set a standard that raised the bar far beyond what other slashers in the genre were ever capable. There was a level of unhinged insanity captured in this movie and the effect really deserves more credit than it ever gets.
You used him as bait?
No. I used you all as bait.
Slasher flicks seem to have died off in recent years. Sure, Scream may have found a home as TV series but it's been a while since we've gotten a Friday the 13th, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, or A Nightmare on Elm Street. Yesteryear, the amount of movies in the genre that were coming out made it seem that they were going out of fashion, and well, they sorta did. They're still with us and continue to be a popular topic, but there's something uniquely different about them. Characters are no longer cutouts for a cast of stereotypes; they're now deeply complex people with goals and ambitions. Gone are the cheesy plot lines and exaggerated kills. Now, the focus is to provide a captivating plot with realistic deaths. In a sense, the killers have now become characters on their own, and the genre is no more than whodunit flicks with blood. Each entry now feels like its own ambitious vision, and Happy Death Day 2U is no exception, even if it gets too sidetracked for its own good.
This movie was absolutely gripping! There has been a recent trend of Lovecraftian style movies done in black and white. The Call of Cthulhu, for instance was done as a silent film in the same dulled fashion as the original Nosferatu. The retelling of The Colour Out Of Space was done as a black and white to emphasize the unnatural nature of The Colour.
After the final credits rolled, I rose from my seat, walked out of the movie theater, got in to my friend's car and went back home. We talked about the movie for a while and then decided to call it a night to leave for our respective homes. I sat down on my couch telling myself that I didn't want to go to bed. I was scared.
One of my most anticipated films of 2019 is about to be released, and I was able to catch this at a special early access screening for the film where I got to watch it a couple days before its wide release, and I am ready to talk about this damn movie.
(Note: in order to get the most out of this article it is recommended that you watch the film in its entirety at least once. Notes are not required, but are definitely encouraged)
Assimilate is a new horror science fiction movie released on Netflix on October 25, 2019. The movie was made with a small budget and has a small leading cast. Even so, those two things do not take away from the story.
Elm Street must not be a fun street to live on. People have nightmares every night.
Oh, look, pull up right here! Hmm, The Bates Motel. Sounds like a cozy place to rest for the night.
Hey, mean girls! If you pull a horrific prank the shy girl at prom, don't be surprised is she burns the whole school to the ground. That's what a shy girl did in the horror classic Carrie. Based on Stephen King's novel, Carrie is about a girl who gets bullied in school and terrified by her Bible-thumping mother. Over time, she develops telekinesis and uses that to seek revenge on the people who tortured her.