Post Tagged with: "horror"


Movie Review: ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer’

★★★★☆ As its title seems to suggest, “The Killing of a Sacred Deer,” by Yorgos Lanthimos, director of the Oscar-nominated film “The Lobster,” takes an unsettling – yet balanced – dive into the themes of revenge and sacrifice lurking beneath the surface of innocence. Renowned cardiovascular surgeon Dr. Steven Murphy,[Read More…]


Movie Review: ‘Happy Death Day’

★★★☆☆ With its premiere Friday, Oct. 13, “Happy Death Day” has branded itself as one of the scariest films of the fall. Created by Blumhouse Productions, the company behind films such as “Get Out,” “Sinister” and “Whiplash,” “Happy Death Day” combines tropes of the horror film genre with comedic scenes[Read More…]


Movie Review: ‘It’

★★☆☆☆ In order for any horror movie to inspire anything beyond trivial fright, it must touch on the substance of real human experience. Through its scenes of terror, the film must tell a story with implications beyond flashy special effects and scare tactics. “It,” the newly released remake of the[Read More…]

by September 15, 2017 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, Guide - Top, The Guide

Movie Review: ‘Life’

★★☆☆☆ Director Daniel Espinosa brings extraterrestrial life on Mars to audiences in “Life,” in which a rapidly evolving life form that could lead to mass extinction on Earth threatens a crew aboard the International Space Station. With diverse characters played by an A-list cast, including Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Reynolds,[Read More…]


Movie Review: ‘Fist Fight’

★★★★☆ Awkwardly sandwiched between winter films vying for awards and Hollywood summer blockbusters seeking large audiences are the late-winter and spring movies. Like a quarterback at a math meet, these films simply do not fit into the traditional cycle that the film industry has inadvertently created. Some of these movies[Read More…]

Horror on a Budget

Horror on a Budget

“I would never be someone who would grow up and forget their dreams,” Georgetown alumnus Steve Wolsh (MSB ’03) said. Most people would not expect being a director of a low-budget horror film starring a former Playboy playmate of the year to be a step in an artist’s inspirational journey. [Read More…]

Movie Review: ‘The Lazarus Effect’

★★★☆☆ Young director David Gelb has taken a sharp turn from his popular documentary “Jiro Dreams of Sushi,” a heartwarming tale about an 85-year-old sushi chef and his son. As the newest film in a long line of resurrection horror movies, “The Lazarus Effect” is far different from Gelb’s earlier[Read More…]

by February 27, 2015 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
The backstory of Annabelle, a porcelain doll who made her first appearance in "The Conjuring," is revealed in this horror film prequel.

Movie Review: ‘Annabelle’

★★★☆☆ Positioned as both a prequel and a spinoff of the 2013 horror movie “The Conjuring,” “Annabelle” had high expectations to live up to. The movie focuses on the haunting of a very creepy–looking porcelain doll, which in reality played a small and generally insignificant part in “The Conjuring.” With the[Read More…]

by October 10, 2014 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
Smart Horror Remake Honors Original Thriller

Smart Horror Remake Honors Original Thriller

Unlike The Texas Chainsaw Massacre series, whose endless number of sequels had already run it into the ground by the time an ill-conceived reboot hit theaters earlier this year, the Evil Dead movies seemed sacred. A trilogy of groundbreaking, increasingly humorous films that established the reputable career of its director, Sam Raimiof Spider-Man fame, and[Read More…]

by April 5, 2013 0 comments The Guide

Horrific Film Fails to Live Up to the Hype

One could easily imagine the plotline for a horror film named Cabin in the Woods.  In this movie, however, traditional horror stereotypes are all broken down, but not for the better. Cabin in the Woods follows the story of five college students who take a much-needed vacation to a lakeside cabin to escape the[Read More…]

by April 12, 2012 0 comments The Guide