I think perhaps that I was anticipating this bitch so hard that my fragile little mind was never going to be able to accept that it sucked… Still, despite some uneven violence and bad CGI, they are some incredibly gross moments and some hysterically – albeit, unintentionally – funny moments.
This was the original Unfriended (2014) movie before everyone started ‘like OMG’-ing over Unfriended’s supposed innovation. It’s creepier, more believable and with much less annoying characters.
I’ll admit, the bulk of the movie didn’t impress or interest me…until the mirror broke… Probably one of the fucking creepiest reveals I have seen in recent years. Call me old-fashioned, but I’m not a fan of dolls. I’m even less a fan of a giant man-doll crawling out of my fucking wall!
I had been a fan of the original short film, as well as the director’s other mini terrors, since I heard rumblings of it on upcominghorrormovies.com. I think they should’ve kept the original makeup, though. With James Wan as producer it’s obvious why the feature-length has heavily borrowed elements from Insidious (2010)
As the year comes to a close, I have to say that this is probably the best horror anthology to come to DVD in 2016. It certainly deserves a second look, but I don’t think it deserves a sequel!
Too few movies – let alone horror – have a strong social commentary built into their makeup nowadays. And this one has got a handful of issues it would like to raise. Its leading man turns in a great performance along with some fun gore and a dash of black comedy.
Nuns… Bloody scary nuns… But it’s nothing a viewing of Sister Act can’t cure! This movie has plenty of moments to chill the soul with, but I found it to be scarier when it stuck to the “facts” of the real-life case.
When you’re dealing with a demonic fiend who kidnaps children and grinds up babies, you can expect a movie that is going to get deep under your skin. Only not the way you would presume. I can’t put my finger on how this one got to me, but it did.
Some will argue that the build-up to the main events of this movie is too long and boring, but the pay-off is horrifying. Just to see a young woman’s home being invaded by a serial murderer through her own very eyes… I hope they create a VR version of this movie, just to prove all you impatient fuckers wrong. Won’t be so boring when that creepy bastard is chasing you!
This was the first horror movie I saw this year, and what do you know, it came out on top! It has everything a great horror film needs: a likeable leading lady, creepy phone calls, hellish hallucinations and things that go bump in the night. Its use of the dark is also very unnerving indeed.