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Escape from Tomorrow

With Escape from Tomorrow, one fears the story behind the movie would loom larger than the movie itself. Luckily, that is not the case. After all, it opens with a decapitation on Disney World’s Big Thunder Mountain Railroad roller coaster.
05/06/2014 | Comments 0

Sorcerer

William Friedkin spends a lot of time in his 2013 memoir discussing why Sorcerer didn't click with critics and audiences even though he believes it to be better than his previous film, The Exorcist. Now that Warner Home Video has reissued Sorcerer on Blu-ray, we can see what Friedkin's fuss is all about.
04/23/2014 | Comments 0

Broadchurch: The Complete First Season

Welcome to the coastal resort of Broadchurch, population … oh, who can keep track, what will all the corpses? Yes, Broadchurch is yet another British television procedural involving the search for a murderer in a quaint little town, just like the limited series The Fall and Top of the Lake.
04/23/2014 | Comments 0

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones

Essentially part five in the ridiculously profitable horror franchise, Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones continues the found-footage conceit of the other films. The difference is instead of the scares taking place in rich white suburbia, they do so in a junky apartment complex on a largely Latino side of Oxnard, Calif.
04/23/2014 | Comments 0

Holy Ghost People

Holy Ghost People examines two sisters whose bond is torn — but by what? After her sibling has been missing for more than a year, Charlotte (Emma Greenwell, TV's Shameless) intends to find out.
04/15/2014 | Comments 0
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Oculus

The paranormal horror of 'Oculus' is more spooky than scary.


Horror

Phil Bacharach
The late, great movie critic Roger Ebert coined the term “idiot plot” to describe any flick in which the story is set in motion because of its idiotic characters.
 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Berberian Sound Studio

A sound engineer’s job proves more frightening than the horror film on which he’s working.


Horror

Rod Lott
Berberian Sound Studio
8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch
okcmoa.com
236-3100
$6-$8

 
Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The Frankenstein Theory

The modern prometheus gets a modern movie update.


Horror

Rod Lott
The Frankenstein Theory is like no other Frankenstein film you've seen: rendered in found footage.
 
Monday, February 25, 2013

Sinister

Ethan Hawke finds something 'Sinister' in his new home, and it makes for ideal Halloween-season viewing.


Horror

Rod Lott
Although horror movies rarely scare me, I love them. The most I can hope for is to be creeped out sufficiently, and Sinister satisfies that bill.
 
Friday, October 12, 2012

The Human Centipede II

‘The Human Centipede II’ madman’s got legs, and he knows how to use them. You’ve been warned.


Horror

Rod Lott
Anyone who can recall our review last year of “The Human Centipede (First Sequence)” may remember an observation that the film’s events weren’t as graphic as everyone expected — that they could’ve been much worse.
 
Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark

‘Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark’ reminds one of the superior scary movie.


Horror

Rod Lott

In general, I prefer the films of Guillermo del Toro that he doesn’t direct (“The Orphanage,” “Splice”) to the ones he does (particularly “Hellboy” and its sequel). That pretty much holds true for “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark,” which he only co-wrote and co-produced, ceding the director’s chair to newcomer Troy Nixey.

 
Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark

Don’t pass up the original.


Horror

Rod Lott
In general, I prefer the films of Guillermo del Toro that he doesn’t direct (“The Orphanage,” “Splice”) to the ones he does (particularly “Hellboy” and its sequel). That holds true for “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark,” which he only co-wrote and co-produced, ceding the director’s chair to newcomer Troy Nixey.
 
Friday, August 26, 2011

Final Destination 5

‘Final Destination 5’ has plenty of blood and nearly no brains. But as long as you know that …


Horror

Rod Lott
Last summer, the fourth “Final Destination” movie swapped a numeral for a definitive article, because producers figured the franchise had run its course. Then “The Final Destination” made $181 million worldwide, so this summer, we have another chapter, and the numbering system has been reinstated.
 
Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Scream 4

From a 'Scream' to a whisper


Horror

Rod Lott
To place "Scream 4" within its franchise, let's talk superlatives: It's the bloodiest, the shortest and the least satisfying.
 
Friday, April 15, 2011

Insidious

Some of the most effective scares I’ve ever seen on the big screen


Horror

Rod Lott
Having moved homes last month, I know the inherent horrors of settling in to a new residence. A gas leak forced us to go without heat and hot water for 10 days; once that was fixed, our sprinkler system would not shut off for three.
 
Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Red Riding Hood

The freakazoid love child of Stephen King and Stephenie Meyer


Horror

Doug Bentin
You’ll have no one to blame but yourself if you become stupid because of “Red Riding Hood.”
 
Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Saw 3D

 
Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Paranormal Activity 2

 
Thursday, October 28, 2010

My Soul to Take

 
Thursday, October 21, 2010

Case 39

 
Thursday, October 7, 2010
 
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