Tag Archives: Horror Anthology

V/H/S/ 2 (2012) Review

 

No doubt thanks to monetary success of the Paranormal Activity franchise, the found footage genre has exploded within the last decade.  I confess: I’m not terribly versed in the subgenre, having only seen the first Paranormal and not its forefather, The Blair Witch Project.  However, the format has been used in so many other film genres (superheroes in Chronicle, monster movie in Cloverfield) that despite being a relatively new subgenre, the shaky cam footage nearly instantly loses the edge or intensity it inherently brought and instead requires the filmmakers to be creative in their use of the format.  Luckily, V/H/S/2 does this in spades. Continue reading

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Dead of Night (1945) – Review 2

Grade: B

“The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents.We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that weshould voyage far. The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but someday the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of ourfrightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the light into the peaceand safety of a new dark age.” – The Call of Cthulhu Continue reading