As a moderate fan of the first, THE CONJURING 2 – though based on a debunked story – is utterly haunting, holding a high level of tension almost throughout the entire runtime. Be prepared.
The Conjuring. 2013. Directed by James Wan. Screenplay by Chad & Carey Hayes. Starring Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Lili Taylor, Ron Livingston, Shanley Caswell, Haley McFarland, Joey King, Mackenzie Foy, Kyla Deaver, Shannon Kook, John Brotherton, Sterling Jerins, Marion Guyot, Morganna May, & Amy Tipton. New Line Cinema/The Safran Company/Evergreen Media Group. Rated 14A. 112Continue reading “The Conjuring is a Genuine Creepshow”
Saw. 2004. Directed by James Wan. Screenplay by Leigh Whannell, from a story by Whannell & James Wan. Starring Leigh Whannell, Cary Elwes, Danny Glover, Ken Leung, Dina Meyer, Mike Butters, Paul Gutrecht, Michael Emerson, Benito Martinez, Monica Potter, and Shawnee Smith. Twisted Pictures. Rated R. 103 minutes. Horror/Mystery ★★★★1/2 There are plenty of peopleContinue reading “Saw: Raw Modern Indie Horror”
Insidious: Chapter 3. 2014. Directed & Written by Leigh Whannell. Starring Lin Shaye, Stefanie Scott, Dermot Mulroney, Angus Sampson, Leigh Whannell, Tate Berney, Michael Reid MacKay, Steve Coulter, Hayley Kiyoko, Corbett Tuck, and Tom Fitzpatrick. Blumhouse Productions. Rated 14A. 97 minutes. Drama/Horror/Thriller ★★★1/2 I’m a fan of the two previous Insidious films. Reason being, I thinkContinue reading “Insidious: Chapter 3 is a Welcomed Creepy Surprise”
Insidious: Chapter 2. 2013. Directed by James Wan. Screenplay by Leigh Whannell. Starring Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Ty Simpkins, Lin Shaye, Barbara Hershey, Steve Coulter, Leigh Whannell, Angus Sampson, and Tom Fitzpatrick. Blumhouse Productions. Rated 14A. 106 minutes. Horror/Thriller ★★★★1/2 Being a fan of the first film, I was excited to see what James WanContinue reading “INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2 – Dark, Creepy, Moody”
Insidious. 2010. Directed by James Wan. Screenplay by Leigh Whannell. Starring Rose Byrne, Patrick Wilson, Ty Simpkins, Lin Shaye, Leigh Whannell, Angus Sampson, and Barbara Hershey. Rated 14A. 103 minutes. Drama/Horror/Mystery. 4 out of 5 stars There aren’t many horror movies that feel like the classics these days, except for a few. Even some ofContinue reading “INSIDIOUS Takes Us Back to Classic Haunting”