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Tag: horror and suspense

The Bye Bye Man (2017) (film review by Frank Ochieng)

January 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Bye Bye Man (2017) (film review by Frank Ochieng)

Well, there are a couple of things that one can praise ‘The Bye Bye Man’ for in an attempt to give this incredibly unoriginal teen screen horror showcase some flimsy credit. For starters, ‘The Bye Bye Man’ continues the tradition of being another unforgettable goosebump saga to become meager fodder in the cinematic dumping ground of the new year […]

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The Boy (a film review by Frank Ochieng).

February 8, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
The Boy (a film review by Frank Ochieng).

Let’s face facts…it is inevitable that bad horror films and the new beginning of a movie season go together as systematically as skeleton bones to an unmarked grave. In either case, both scenarios are routinely realised and does not look to change at any time in the immediate future. Director William Brent Bell’s (‘The Devil […]

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Pride And Prejudice And Zombies (a film review by Frank Ochieng)

February 6, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
Pride And Prejudice And Zombies (a film review by Frank Ochieng)

One thing is for certain: no one can accuse director Burr Steers’s off-kilter version of novelist Jane Austen’s lyrical literary landscape ‘Pride And Prejudice’ as being deemed solely melancholy and manipulative. The challenge of presenting a sophisticated and sudsy exposition while incorporating the ghoulish gimmicky of zombies to elevate the surrealism and cynicism of the British-based costume […]

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The Hallow (a film review by Frank Ochieng)

November 14, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Hallow (a film review by Frank Ochieng)

There is no doubt that the majority of horror flicks being churned out for the big screen incorporate a grand and glossy look that feels majestic in all its expressive macabre tendencies. Sure, the elegance of a fright fantasy that pushes its visually sumptuous sheen will enhance the surrealistic gore with more eye-popping resonance. However, […]

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Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (film review by Frank Ochieng).

October 26, 2015 | By | Reply More
Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (film review by Frank Ochieng).

There are certain film franchises that just cannot take a hint and go away. The idea of milking the stale novelty of the on-going queasy saga of repetitive horrifying hedonism is something that both the movie-makers and movie-goers are guilty of perpetrating that ultimately feeds into the chronic sequelitis of misbegotten movies refusing to surrender […]

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The Inhabitants (film review by Frank Ochieng).

October 5, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Inhabitants (film review by Frank Ochieng).

The psychological chiller ‘The Inhabitants’ may unfairly be dismissed as yet another atmospheric haunted house frightfest for consideration. It would be a shame to automatically assume that this daunting horror gem was anything but creepily imaginative and stimulating. Thankfully, the filmmaking siblings Michael and Shawn Rasmussen put an ignited and distinctive spin on the conventional […]

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Sinister II (film review by Frank Ochieng).

September 1, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Sinister II (film review by Frank Ochieng).

In filmmaker Scott Derrickson’s original ‘Sinister’, this writer’s critical impressions toward the sub-par psychological yarn was rather blunt if not consistent with the steady diet of formulaic fightfests. The following passage pretty much sums up the cinematic sentiments from the movie’s critique: ‘At best Sinister is a lukewarm twitchy tale that routinely teases the audience with […]

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The Gift (2015) (film review by Frank Ochieng).

August 10, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
The Gift (2015) (film review by Frank Ochieng).

Traditionally, horror films and psychological thrillers follow a predictable path in their themes of dot-to-dot suspense. Rarely does a suspense piece deviate away from the formulaic blueprint that make these types of flicks the familiar frightfests they are in conception. However, the crafty Joel Edgerton, as the juggling movie mastermind sporting directing, acting and writing […]

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Creep (film review by Frank Ochieng).

July 22, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Creep (film review by Frank Ochieng).

The disturbing and mind-bending ‘Creep’ certainly startles with its sense of sophisticated salaciousness, so why should it not meet the expectations of its haunting and hallucinatory hedonism? After all ‘Creep’ was from the handlers that gave fright fans unnerving and twitchy thrills in fear-monger flicks such as ‘Paranormal Activity’ and ‘The Purge’. Granted that the found footage genre has become rather obligatory but […]

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