Horror review: Oculus

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, APRIL 9, 2014 My 12-year-old son saw the trailer for Oculus recently and wasn’t impressed. “A haunted mirror?” snarked the pint-size critic. “Really? Why don’t they just smash it?” When I explained to him that this particular mirror wasn’t smashable—and that repeated poundings on its surface don’t even cause a crack—he countered sensibly that … Continue reading Horror review: Oculus

Horror review: Mirrors

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, AUG. 18, 2008 After he burst onto the horror scene in 2003 with the wrenchingly suspenseful serial-killer flick High Tension, then followed that up with his exhilarating 2006 remake of Wes Craven’s rampaging-mutants opus, The Hills Have Eyes, Alexandre Aja was seen by some as the gifted new saviour of big-screen fear. … Continue reading Horror review: Mirrors