Horror review: House at the End of the Street

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, SEPT. 21, 2012 At the age of 20, Jennifer Lawrence became the second youngest woman ever nominated for a best-actress Oscar for her work in the bleak 2010 thriller Winter’s Bone. Two years later she starred in The Hunger Games, one of the highest-grossing movies ever. Here’s hoping that the gifted young actress’s … Continue reading Horror review: House at the End of the Street

Horror review: Scream 4

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, APRIL 13, 2011 By Steve Newton Compared to director Wes Craven’s previous horror outing, last year’s unforgivably awful My Soul to Take, Scream 4 is one of the greatest horror movies ever made. Compared to anything halfway decent, it doesn’t come off as quite so special, but it’s still a fun, fast-paced homage … Continue reading Horror review: Scream 4

Horror review: Paranormal Activity 2

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, OCT. 22, 2010 Wes Craven’s putrid My Soul to Take notwithstanding, the horror scene is looking pretty good these days. Buried offered real-time claustrophobic chills; Devil was better than any antichrist-in-an-elevator flick should be; and The Last Exorcism wrung unholy suspense out of a possessed-teen premise. But none of those films touches Paranormal Activity 2 for sheer … Continue reading Horror review: Paranormal Activity 2

Horror review: My Soul to Take

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, OCT. 12, 2010 For his latest horror outing, writer-director Wes Craven tried to inject elements from his two best slasher flicks, A Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream, but something went terribly wrong along the way. What he wound up with was a witless stab-the-teen time-waster that could be his worst film ever. And … Continue reading Horror review: My Soul to Take

The 40 worst horror flicks of the 21st century (so far)

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, OCT. 25, 2012 I apologize to any of the directors, writers, actors, or crew members who tried their best on the movies listed below. But hey--it's payback time. Alone in the Dark The Apparition Bloodrayne Captivity The Cave Club Dread Constantine Creature Cursed Dead Silence The Final Destination The Fog The … Continue reading The 40 worst horror flicks of the 21st century (so far)