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A 666-Word Review of ‘The Curse of La Llarona’

Directed by Michael Chaves, The Curse of La Llorona is the newest film in James Wan’s Conjuring Universe. Connected through the character of Father Perez, the film is based on the legend of La Llorona, a Latin American folktale, with the Mexican telling being best known in the United States, …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile’

While you might be expecting a thriller surrounding the many despicable crimes of Ted Bundy, what you are actually getting is an American Crime Story-esque retelling of his capture, imprisonment, and conviction from the perspective of his longtime girlfriend, Elizabeth Kleopfer. The story starts out shaky as it tries to …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘The Convent’

Maybe it’s unfair to compare this film to “The Nun” just because, as the name would suggest, it takes place in a convent, but the similarities are there, and maybe that’s enough. When a smaller film tries to explore a concept a big budget film has already done, but doesn’t …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘Something Else’

Something Else, the latest from Jeremy Gardner, is a genre-confused love story/creature feature that is here to let indie horror fans that it’s okay to dabble in different arenas as long as you do it well. It isn’t perfect–there is some cringe worthy dialogue & questionable acting but this only …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘I Trapped the Devil’

Matt and his wife Karen show up unannounced to his brother Steve’s house for Christmas. The reunion is tense and awkward, made more so by Steve having a man he claims is the devil held hostage in his basement. I Trapped the Devil is a quiet, slow moving film that …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘Scary Stories’

This documentary on everyone’s favorite children’s books illuminates the history of the anthologies. We are let into the life of the author, Alvin Schwartz, by his son; his non-horror background and love of folk tales is intriguing and paints the Scary Stories books in a more academic light. A portion …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘St. Agatha’

Broke, pregnant Mary has no resources and jumps at the offer to stay at a convent. At first, it seems like the perfect place to give birth and get back on her feet, but something isn’t right. St. Agatha flashes back and forth between the present and showing all the …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘The Haunting of Sharon Tate’

The Haunting of Sharon Tate is an interesting movie. Instead of being a straight forward, historically accurate retelling of a famous murder, it decides to tell the questionable story of Sharon Tate’s nightmares that foreshadowed her untimely death. Putting that aside, the film is a major misfire. The dialogue is …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘Relaxer’

Joel Potraykus’s glimpse into wasted youth is equal parts grotesque & absurd. His muse, Joshua Burge (Buzzard) returns as Abbie; A pushover, man-child who in an attempt to impress his bully of an older brother, accepts the impossible challenge of beating the 256th level of Pac-Man. Joshua’s commitment to discomfort/comfort …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘A Hole in the Ground’

Creepy, old house? Check. Secluded location near a large forest? Check. Young child with a sudden behavioral change? Also check. That right there, is a recipe for a not-so-fun time. Unfortunately, this movie treads on tired ground, and does nothing stylistically to set itself apart from the countless number of …

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