Tag: Horror Film

The Vigil [TIFF19 Review]

For a long time growing up, horror films were not for me. I would run from the room as my uncle would try and force me to watch one, and then out of the blue, that all changed and I ate up as much as horror as I can get my hands on. So halfway through The Vigil, a scare happened that made me question myself why I do this to myself, time after time. Continue reading “The Vigil [TIFF19 Review]”

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The Lighthouse [Trailer]

I logged onto Twitter right at 9am. The first thing I saw was the trailer for The Lighthouse. Cue me screaming and pulling out my laptop in a car and hot-spotting my phone so that I may be here to write about it.

I might add to future thoughts when I arrive home, but this is what we do in the meanwhile.

Let’s see this beautiful thing.

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Doctor Sleep [Trailer]

If you know me, you know that this article was coming. In fact, you all should be surprised it wasn’t already posted by the time this one will be.

Before we even talk about the trailer, let me educate the uninformed. Mike Flanagan is one of my favourite working filmmakers. He understands horror at a core level – and then allows you to empathize with his characters through proper drama. Why do horror films work better than others? Simple, because you care about the characters. The villain or our heroes. In some slasher series (take a stab at any really), by the end of their franchises, it becomes less and less about an on-going hero (with some exceptions), and more and more about a hero. We don’t go to see any Friday The 13th films except to see Jason kill some teenagers. We do go see any of the Scream films, or the recent sequel to 1978’s HalloweenHalloween. I know, names for movies are strange. But that’s what works best with Flanagan. You care about his characters.

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