Review: The Grudge (2020)

Director: Nicolas Pesce Stars: Andrea Riseborough, John Cho, Frankie Faison Life and movies are filled with mysteries. One of the most puzzling movie mysteries of the 21st century is quite how Takashi Shimizu went from making such a thoroughly chilling entry in the prolific Japanese Grudge series (2002's Ju-On) only to find his brand of horror thoroughly … Continue reading Review: The Grudge (2020)

Review: Insidious: The Last Key

Director: Adam Robitel Stars: Lin Shaye, Angus Sampson, Caitlin Gerard With arguably the series' most ambitiously threaded story, Insidious: The Last Key spans nearly 60 years. At either end of its chronology the same motif appears; that of an oil dyke plunging away at the ground. It's a fitting visual cue for a film that is … Continue reading Review: Insidious: The Last Key

Review: Insidious Chapter 3

With James Wan trading carnivalesque bumps in The Further for the ludicrous spinning wheels of the Fast & Furious franchise, it's up to prior writer/co-star Leigh Whannell to take the reigns of the Insidious franchise for this third instalment, faithfully subtitled Chapter 3 yet a prequel to the first two films. Corkscrewing timelines are nothing new to … Continue reading Review: Insidious Chapter 3

Review: Insidious Chapter 2

One of the most shocking things about James Wan's Insidious was just how much fun it was. It popped up a couple of years ago amid the usual glut of also-ran horror movies offered by Hollywood and became something of an instant hit. A large part of that success (but at the same time the … Continue reading Review: Insidious Chapter 2