1930s, 3.5/4, Carl Th. Dreyer, Horror, Review

Vampyr

#5 in my ranking of Carl Theodor Dreyer's filmography. Now this is an eerie little movie. Released four years after The Passion of Joan of Arc, his longest hiatus in his career up to this point, Dreyer's Vampyr is a horror film without any real scares but an incredible sense of unease that steadily builds over… Continue reading Vampyr

1.5/4, 2010s, Daniel Espinosa, Horror, Review, Science Fiction

Life

A lot of people worked really hard on Life, the scifi horror film from Daniel Espinosa. Actors filmed extensively on wires on sets to emulate zero-gravity. Special effects were employed extensively to sell the ISS and the alien creature. And yet, the script was honestly just not there. Espinosa has said that he was trying… Continue reading Life

2/4, 2000s, Action, David Twohy, Horror, Review, Science Fiction

Pitch Black

I've never quite understood this movie's appeal. It's fine as a little sci-fi thriller. It works on a purely technical level narratively, but it's not the most engaging thing in the world. It's not terribly scary, or emotional, or thought provoking. It's okay but over stylized and unfocused. In the future, a commercial interstellar ship… Continue reading Pitch Black