Top 20 Scariest Movies of All Time – Part 2

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Also see Top 20 Scariest Movies of All Time – Part 1 11- [REC] (both 1 and 2) A forefront winner in the cinema verite category that engages the user much like a video game might. The things that pop out and attack the camera are damn creepy and frightful to behold. The American film “Quarantine” was a direct copy, but lacked some of the original appeal. This goes to show that foreign films are … Continue reading

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Film Review: Shutter (2004)

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SYNOPSIS: A young photographer and his girlfriend discover mysterious shadows in their photographs after a tragic accident. They soon learn that you can not escape your past. REVIEW:  Within the smattering of Asian horror releases that arrived like a tidal wave of fear, “Shutter” (2004) was one of ones that carried a well known legacy of being frightful. Its later 2008 US version entirely missed its mark and failed to win over fans even with … Continue reading

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Film Review: Shutter (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: This American remake of a Thai horror blockbuster follows the Shaws, a young newlywed couple who become haunted by strange shadowlike images in the photographs they develop after their involvement in a car accident. As more terrifying supernatural occurrences befall them, they begin to wonder whether the photographic ghosts are connected to the accident — and to question whether they can survive learning the truth. REVIEW: Not since Thirteen Ghosts (2001) have I seen … Continue reading

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The Asian Horror Remake Formula

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A large chunk of the American film industry is devoted to remakes, adaptations, and sequels. This is no news to you. But there’s a problem: we’re running out of stuff of our own to remake. That’s why we’re dipping into whatever is popular in the international horror bay for a quick coin, and thus we get films like Shutter and The Ring. You may have noticed one of the recent French extremities Martyrs, which is … Continue reading

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