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Tag: supernatural thriller

Lights Out (film review by Frank Ochieng).

August 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
Lights Out (film review by Frank Ochieng).

Although a simplistic and familiar theme is explored involving sinister forces tormenting a child in distress, Swedish director David F. Sandberg brings something chillingly fresh to his horror/psychological offering ‘Lights Out’.  Sandberg, making his feature film debut, delivers an adequate amount of tension and trickery for all things considered ominous in the edginess of darkness. ‘Lights […]

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At The Devil’s Door (film review by Frank Ochieng).

January 18, 2015 | By | Reply More
At The Devil’s Door (film review by Frank Ochieng).

Writer-director Nicholas McCarthy’s ‘At The Devil’s Door’ is a fright vehicle that dutifully tingles from time to time but somehow still feels strained in its creepy convictions. McCarthy, whose 2012 low-budget horror gem ‘The Pact’ demonstrated a surprisingly taut scare showcase with armed potential, delivers a dread-ridden drama that curiously does not seem to pack a psychological punch as […]

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Vampire Academy (film review by Frank Ochieng).

February 8, 2014 | By | Reply More
Vampire Academy (film review by Frank Ochieng).

The giddy vampire vixens showcased in director Mark Waters’s horror fantasy ‘Vampire Academy’ do not seem to have any considerable choppers while sinking their fangs into this tepid teen tart suspense piece. The impish promotional tagline for the film’s motto is ‘they suck at school’ which devilishly registers. Unfortunately, ‘Vampire Academy’ sucks beyond its bloody walls of academia as […]

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Insidious: Chapter 2 by Frank Ochieng (film review).

September 14, 2013 | By | Reply More
Insidious: Chapter 2  by Frank Ochieng (film review).

Well, the gang are all back for a second helping of manufactured lunacy in ‘Insidious: Chapter 2′: writer-director James Wan, screenwriter-supporting actor Leigh Whannell and, of course, the periled fictional family unit in the Lambert clan. As the sequel to 2010’s ‘Insidious’, the peek-a-boo plight of the Lamberts in ‘Insidious: Chapter 2′ is once again […]

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