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  • Hellraiser: Judgment

    Hellraiser: Judgment

    ★½

    I had heard some positive things about this direct to video installment of the Hellraiser series. And while it’s probably better than the others, it’s still not very good. I don’t like to shit on other people’s hard work. But it’s a little slow and boring. Paul T Taylor who plays The Hellpriest this time around is better than Stephen Smith Collins from Revelations, but not by much. Nobody seems to look right in that costume and make-up except Doug Bradley. Unless you’re a diehard Hellraiser fan, I’d say skip it, or just watch the original again.

  • Lizzie

    Lizzie

    ★★★

    This was a movie that was on my radar for a little bit. The trailer looked so good. I finally got around to watching it. I did not end up loving it. Not sure why. I can’t say anything really negative about it, it was well made, and very well acted. It just never grabbed me. The murder scenes where practically brutal and intense. I’m not sure if this is an accurate account of the real case, as I’m not…

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  • The Haunting of Hill House

    The Haunting of Hill House

    ★★★★★

    This was a master class in film making. A 10 part series that plays more like a long film. Mike Flanagan assembles a cast built from all of his previous works, and builds a realistic family in both the past, and present. This series has great camera techniques, and some of the best use of jump scares I’ve seen in years. None of them are cheaply used and they come sparingly. The way that the context of many scenes change…

  • The Witch in the Window

    The Witch in the Window

    ★★★★

    I didn’t know what to expect with The Witch in the Window, all I had to go on was the plot description. I enjoyed this film. It has a quietness to it. The scares come in slowly and we get to know our two main characters. It’s a good pace. The scares ramp up half way through. Two scenes in particular gave me chills. It’s also a very sweet movie about fathers and sons, that never gets sappy, but it still touching. Give it a try.