The Strangers: Prey at Night (**1/2) not too hard

If this film catches the viewer at the right time, it could be effective. The best thing about the first film - the hapless victim stuck in a place where they should feel safe - is absent this time around. Instead we have running, screaming, house to house hiding, scare, then repeat. Not great, but it beats working.

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Parental Guidance – The more dedicated you are, the better it gets

Parental Guidance - 2012 Director Andy Fickman Starring Billy Crystal, Bette Midler, Marisa Tomei, Tom Everett Scott, Bailee Madison, Kyle Harrison Breitkopf, Joshua Rush Screenplay Lisa Addario, Joe Syracuse Almost every ounce of my being made me want to resist this movie.  But not all of them.  Thank goodness for that.  There is a lot of talent on the screen … Continue reading Parental Guidance – The more dedicated you are, the better it gets

Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark is very nearly a classic

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark - 2011 Directed by Troy Nixey Starring Katie Holmes, Guy Pearce, Bailee Madison, Jack Thompson Written by Guillermo Del Toro, Matthew Robbins based on the original story by Nigel McKeand Guillermo Del Toro has a fascinating sense of what makes something scary.  Each of the films he has written and/or … Continue reading Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark is very nearly a classic