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Apartment 1BR  (2019) movie review “Scary and psychological” – (9.0/10).  

Apartment 1BR  (2019) movie review “Scary and psychological” – (9.0/10).  Apartment complex, breaking rules, Los Angeles, David Marmor, American, horror, film The Good  “Psychologically challenging”.  “Suffering features”. “Paranoia”.  “Good sound effects”. “Light used well to symbolise emotions”. “Instills viewer fear”. “Good acting”. The Bad  “Predictable ending”.  Introduction  Apartment 1BR is a 2019 (Drama, Horror, Thriller) movie, […]

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Vivarium (2019) (Horror/Mystery/Sci -fi) review – “Slightly strange happenings, and relationship turmoil” – (8.0/10). 

House hunt to entrapment in a maze of identical houses… Just a young couple looking for their perfect home ? Film directed by Lorcan Finnegan. “Slightly strange happenings, and relationship turmoil” – (8.0/10). According to IMDb, Vivarium is a 2019 (Horror/Mystery/Sci-fi) movie.  The Good  “Emotions played well”.  “Interesting concept”. “Clear storyline”. “Plenty of action”.  “Some […]

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Sun Don’t shine (2012) Horror movie review – “Psychological and atmospheric” – (7.5/10).  

The Good  “Facial expression well used”. “Atmospheric effects used well”.  “Powerful character emotions”.  “Increases in depth throughout”.  “Sound, an effective tool”. “Neglect and rejection feature”. “Psychologically challenging ending”. The Bad  “Starts a little slowly”.  “Not really a Horror”.  “Backstories aren’t painted clearly”.  Introduction  Following a pleasant cycle spin from my new home, I settle down […]

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The Wolf of snow hollow Horror review -“Entertaining, with some tension at times” – (7/10). 

Intro  The Wolf of snow hollow is a 2020 (Comedy/Horror/Mystery) movie, according to IMDb. The Good “Mystery element featured”. “Good use of darkness and effects at times”. “Acting was good”. “Grading used well”. “Music contrasts were effective”. “Clear plot”. The Bad “Lack of close up camera shots”. “Tension often cut too early”. “Predictable plot at […]

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Requiem for a Dream 2000 Horror review “Strong ending as a shocking Horror” – (8/10).  

Intro  Requiem for a dream is a 2000 Drama, according to IMDb. We however reviewed as a Horror, since the Drama features darker themes, and we would argue it meets the criteria for this genre. Impact  Whilst the plot develops slowly, it uses music volume well, along with several stories running simultaneously. There are frequent […]

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Hostel: Part III (2011) – (6.5/10).

Hostel: Part III (2011) – (6.5/10) – “Clear plot with some surprises, better than part II ”.  The Good  “Surprising opening ”.  “Psychological elements”. “Action-packed ending”. “Memorable ending”.  The Bad  “Uncertain genre”.  “Repetitive themes”. “Tension climax limited”. Introduction  On February 26th 2021, I posted my first Hostel horror movie review. Fast forward just over a […]

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Constantine (2005) Horror movie review – “More fantasy, than Horror” – (6.0/10).

The Good  “Action-packed second half”. “Good acting”.  “Interesting visuals”. “Dramatic scenes”. “Frequent evil manifestations”.  The Bad  “No special effects”. “Minimal tension”.  “Lacking gore”. “Evil manifestations not scary”. Introduction  Constantine is a 2005 Action/Fantasy/Horror movie, according to IMDb. Impact  It was clear effects were absent, and tension wasn’t frequently felt. Whilst surrealism was depicted flamboyantly, tension […]

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Silent hill 2006 Horror movie review – (8.5/10) – “Thought provoking, gory and action-packed”. 

The Good  “Emotions enhance distress”. “Volume varied cleverly”.  “Unusual features frequently”. “Horror shown immediately”. “Scene set well”. “Distinctive plot”. “Variety of music used”. “Evil presented visually”. “Darkness used well”. “Plenty of mystery”. “Settings varied well”.  “Gore used”. The Bad  “Dated effects”. “Plot unclear at times”.  “Occasionally slow”.  Introduction  Silent hill is a 2006 Horror/Mystery movie, […]

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Don’t breathe 2 “Slow start, strong finish” -(8.0/10).  

Don’t breathe 2 “Slow start, strong finish” -(8.0/10).  The Good  “Tension building sounds”. “Developed sense of vulnerability”. “Mood contrast”. “Brutality and gore feature”.  The Bad “Less character attachment than original”. “Predictable plot till final 30 minutes”.  Introduction  Don’t breathe 2 is a 2021 Action/Crime/Horror movie.  Impact  There was action early on in the movie, with […]

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Don’t breathe Horror review (9.5/10) – “One of the best horror films I have seen, and I have seen a lot “. 

The Good  “Dark themes frequent”. “Vulnerability shown”. “Crime emerged quickly”.  “Good plot complexity”. “Sense of character attachment”. “Darkness frequently used”. “Element of surprise worked well”. “Tension maintained by action”. “Plenty of surprises” “Twist at the end”. “Multiple horror mechanisms used well”. The Bad  “Camera shots limited”. “Limited tension building effects e.g. lighting”. Introduction  Don’t breathe […]