Saturday, May 25, 2024

Tag: 2010s

The Final Project horror movie poster
Oh look, it’s another found footage horror movie! Along with glossy Hollywood remakes, jittery found footage films have been the whipping boys of horror fans for years -- justifiably so, given the dearth of originality in the countless Blair Witch Project and Paranormal Activity retreads over the past decade....
Teeth and Blood horror movie
Watching Teeth and Blood, I realized two things: Teeth and blood are the absolute minimum a vampire movie should have, so this one is aiming pretty low. Glenn Plummer is officially the black Eric Roberts. Like Roberts, Plummer broke through in an acclaimed drama (South Central for Plummer, Runaway Train...
Chain Letter horror movie poster
With its mostly white cast, you wouldn’t necessarily deduce that Chain Letter had a black director -- Black Horror Hall of Famer Deon Taylor (Nite Tales, Dead Tone, Meet the Blacks). Upon closer examination, though, you realize that it sneaks in one of the rarest of horror movie occurrences:...
Bigfoot: The Lost Coast Tapes horror movie poster
Of the recent glut of “found footage” horror movies...Bigfoot: The Lost Coast Tapes is one of them. It’s far from the best example of this style, but it’s certainly not the worst. What it lacks in scares, it makes up for in sheer competence -- which frankly is more...
The Sickle horror movie poster
The Sickle is a low-budget little indie film that proves you don’t have to toss a bunch of money into a production to create something thoughtful, dramatic and well acted. Granted, coherence and excitement would’ve been nice also, but nobody’s perfect. Told in nonlinear fashion, the story revolves around Jacob...
The Sand AKA Blood Sand horror movie
"Admirable" probably isn’t the first (or 20th) word you’d think of to describe a movie about killer sand, but The Sand feels like a well-intentioned attempt at a post-racial horror film that bucks genre conventions of pre-determined roles based on looks, race and gender. It's otherwise SyFy-level fare with dated...
Prom Ride horror movie
SPOILER ALERT: In order to discuss the racial angle of this movie, certain spoilers may be revealed. Consider yourself warned, although really, it’s not like this is The Sixth Sense or something. From Carrie to Prom Night to Dance of the Dead, horror movie proms have been turning into bloodbaths...