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FILM REVIEW: The Visit

The Visit (M. Night Shyamalan, 2015)

Most people know M. Night Shyamalan as the guy who peaked early with The Sixth Sense, trotted out some semi-respectable storylines in Unbreakable, Signs, and The Village, and then made a series of bad films (The Lady in the Water, The Happening, The Last Airbender, After Earth) that were unintentionally hilarious. With The Visit he has supposedly strived to create a hybrid of horror and comedy, but you can’t help but think that’s just a disclaimer so he won’t get burnt again. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: The Visit

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FILM REVIEW: It Follows

It Follows (David Robert Mitchell, 2014)

I tend to avoid horror movies. As a teen, the Urban Legend and Final Destination franchises had me shaking in my boots, and The Craft was absolutely terrifying. Not just the snakes, but the bit where she loses her hair OH MY GOD. My worst nightmare. It’s not difficult, however, to see the appeal in the horror genre. There is something exciting about having the absolute shit scared out of you when you’re in a safe and comfortable environment, and the psychoanalytic side of horror is intriguing. When I heard that It Follows was being touted as one of the “scariest horror films of all time” I had to see what all of the fuss was about. But I made sure to see it during the day time. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: It Follows