Category Archives: The Horror!

“Truth or Dare” delivers low-key chills this Friday the 13th

Nutshell: Cliches and tropes we’ve all seen too many times before. Characters we’ve all come to expect in horror films. And yet, Blumhouse’s tribute to Stranger Danger can be surprisingly effective at times.  Not chilling, but effective. That’s worth a … Continue reading

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#31in31 2016: Shin Godzilla

“I repeat. There is no danger of the creature coming ashore.” Story: A huge aquatic creature clambers up from the deep, and onto Japanese soil. Red alert! Red alert! *SKREEONK* Scares: Of the mild, kaiju variety. Splat factor: Ditto. Mostly … Continue reading

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“Lights Out” turns a short film into a big scare

Nutshell: Creepy, spooky, and effective as hell. Yes, the mental illness vs. actually being haunted plot point could have been a bit less Baby Be Crazy, and the sound editing could use a tweak or two to limit the number … Continue reading

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The Conjuring 2: a bigger, badder bogeyman in a damn fine sequel

Nutshell: creepy, chilling, and definitely not for the faint of heart, The Conjuring 2 is a worthy follow-up to its terrifying predecessor.  A bit hokey at the very end, but it’s a small price to pay for some seriously good, … Continue reading

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The Horror! — “Stalled”

Okay, time to get back on the horror train, with a brand-new section here at AFan.  Hooray!  First up, a zombie apocalypse movie…set in the bathroom? “The Queen’s swimming in my toilet.” Subgenre: Zombie horror-comedy. C’mon, look at the poster. … Continue reading

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