Chainsaw Man’s “Arrival In Tokyo” ramps up the comedic hijinks to fever pitch, a perfect counter to the violence and bleakness of the first episode.
V/H/S/99 delivers a roller coaster of hellbent mayhem with five tales of paranormal, satanic, monstrous delight. A fun lights-off watch for the spooky season.
Nightsiren, playing at Fantastic Fest, is a folk horror gem surrounding a young woman’s return to a small village she fled as a child. Directed by Teresa Nvotová and written by Nvotová and Barbora Namerova, the film is another slow-burn style, filled with analysis of patriarchal oppression. Filled with atmospheric suspense and tense acting, Nightsiren keeps you on your toes as to what is real and what is superstition.
Missing, also called Sagasu, delivers a subdued thriller playing at Fantastic Fest, where even the violent moments are unnaturally quiet. Directed by Shinzô Katayama and written by Katayama, Kazuhisa Kotera, and Ryô Katada, Missing starts with a father, Harada (Jirô Satô), struggling with his daughter, Kaede (Aoi Itô), after the death of his wife. In debt, Harada pursues a serial killer for a reward, but Kaede searches for him when he disappears. Filled with unexpected turns, Missing expands its thriller with drama, moments of levity, and a philosophical current regarding life and death.
The Witch 2: The Other One (also known as The Witch: Part 2. The Other One) playing at Fantasia Festival, expands on the story in the first film and adds more of the fight sequences that shocked viewers. Written and directed by Park Hoon-jung the film adds a new overpowered girl to the mix. But the girl (Shin Sia) does not need her hands to deliver a beatdown that her opponent’s ancestors feel. Adding onto the story that riveted audiences with more comedy, booming action, and world expansion, The Witch 2: The Other One surpasses the first film in many ways.
You’s third season is like watching a collision from the sidelines; you’re unable to look away because you want to see who walks away. You continues to have great dialogue, killer acting and ups the drama to flabbergasted levels.
Candyman, written by Nia DaCosta, Jordan Peele, Win Rosenfeld, and directed by Nia DaCosta, takes us back to a now gentrified Cabrini-Green. The previous Candyman…
Reign of the Seven Spellblades’ second installment still stands out as an impressive story. The world-building is stunning as usual, and the stakes are rising for all the characters.
I Am Lisa is small-town lycanthropy horror sizzling in the middle of a revenge film. The film, written by Eric Winkler and directed by Patrick…
M. Night Shyamalan’s Old is a thrilling, moment-to-moment ride. The film, written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan, is based on the graphic novel Sandcastles…