“As an adult viewer with a wider range of experiences and reference points than my pubescent self (this is what I tell myself anyway), what engages me most about ‘Candyman’ now is the themes on the fringes of the urban legend focus.”
“‘Hush’ has some very interesting moving parts in what amounts to an average film.”
“If the director’s approach to the material isn’t to your liking — say he’s too harsh to his characters or revels in gore for gore’s sake — a new direction, even within the confines of the broad horror genre, is just around the corner.”
“The Witch does for the woods what Jaws did for the ocean. They’re ruined for you.”
“As it is, it’s like a stocking crammed with too many little bits and bobs that came to mind for the stocking-stuffer, ultimately pleasing no one like one or two well-considered big gifts would have.”
A Friday night Halloween keeps everyone busy, but once the kids are done collecting the sweets, kick back and check out the exceptional novel by J.R. Reher/J.B. Skelter, Rex’d: Welcome to Scholomance.