Insidious: The Last Key (**1/2) #timesup

None of this is bad. It’s mostly bland thrills and chills where women overcome what weak men and demons put them through. It doesn’t further the journey, like the second and best film in the series. It’s just another loose strand that tries to add to the outfit. 

Insidious: Chapter 3 (***) – Come on, you gotta try at least a little

Insidious: Chapter 3 – 2015 Writer and Director Leigh Whannell Starring Lin Shaye, Dermot Mulroney, Stefanie Scott, Angus Sampson, Whannell, Hayley Kiyoko, Tate Berney, Michael Reid MacKay, Tom Gallup  So I love ghost stories. I just do. And as many times as I have seen films that just don’t do it, I keep going back. Insidious … Continue reading Insidious: Chapter 3 (***) – Come on, you gotta try at least a little

Insidious, Chapter 2: I’m a boy…

Insidious Chapter 2 – 2013 Director James Wan Starring Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Lin Shaye, Ty Simpkins, Barbara Hershey, Steve Coulter, Leigh Whannell, Angus Sampson, Danielle Bisutti, Tom Fitzpatrick Screenplay Whannell Insidious Chapter 2 is one of the rare sequels that makes the original better.  The thing about the first chapter is that there were so many questions at the end of … Continue reading Insidious, Chapter 2: I’m a boy…

Insidious: Further down the Poltergeist Road

Insidious – 2010 Directed by James Wan Starring Rose Byrne, Patrick Wilson, Lin Shaye, Leigh Whannell, Ty Simpkins, Barbara Hershey, Angus Simpson, Andrew Astor Written by Leigh Whannell Even before the credits start to roll, subtle signs creep their way through not so subtle music.  Hints are given, locations revealed that are nowhere in the … Continue reading Insidious: Further down the Poltergeist Road

The Conjuring 2 (****) secures Wan’s spot at the top of Horror

The Conjuring 2 – 2016 Director James Wan Screenplay by Wan, Chad and Carey Hayes, David Leslie Johnson Starring Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Frances O’Connor, Madison Wolfe, Simon McBurney, Franka Potente, Bonnie Aarons So difficult is it to pull off a movie about a haunting or even more, a possession, that it makes one want to shout from the hills and declare a … Continue reading The Conjuring 2 (****) secures Wan’s spot at the top of Horror

Annabelle (***): Solid, but nothing you haven’t seen before

Annabelle – 2014 Director John R. Leonetti Starring Annabelle Wallis, Ward Horton, Tony Amendola, Alfre Woodard, Kerry O’Malley, Brian Howe, Eric Ladin, Ivar Brogger, Tree O’Toole, Kiera Daniels, Morganna May, Michelle Romano, Christopher Shaw Screenplay Gary Dauberman There is a consistency about the horror films of James Wan, from the Saw franchise through Insidious and The … Continue reading Annabelle (***): Solid, but nothing you haven’t seen before