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Review: HAPPY DEATH DAY 2U Cheerfully Subverts Mainstream Expectations

Jessica Rothe returns, as director Christopher Landon masterminds a sequel filled with clever riffs on familiar themes.

Now On Blu-ray: SICARIO, TRUE DETECTIVE S2, THE GREEN INFERNO, LOVE And More

The new year in Blu-ray begins with one, maybe two, clear winners. Sicario: A top 10 pick of the year, per our writers (including myself), this is a pulse-pounding thriller that should look spectacular on Blu-ray, thanks to Roger Deakins'...

Review: SCOUTS GUIDE TO THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE Earns The Crassness Merit Badge

There's a long history of teens setting out into the woods only to be confronted with cruel horrors beyond their control or understanding. In this case, three Boy Scouts (although the film is careful to not actually identify them as such,...

Review: PARANORMAL ACTIVITY: THE GHOST DIMENSION, A Test Of Patience

Returning to the scene of the original crime, the sixth installment in the Paranormal Activity series is the weakest yet, lacking a compelling reason to exist, beyond a desire to extend the franchise. The previous edition, Paranormal Activity: The Marked...

Review: PARANORMAL ACTIVITY: THE MARKED ONES Explores New Territory, Gets Lost

The fifth entrant in the Paranormal Activity found-footage series picks up its home video cameras, moves to a new location, and introduces a new set of characters with the same old problem: How do you make a movie about things...

Review: PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 4 Adds a Creepy Kid, Little Else

Give the Paranormal Activity people some credit. They've made three sequels now to what was initially a standalone, not-meant-to-be-a-franchise horror film, and they've done it without becoming a laughable parody of themselves. They've expanded the story in ways that largely...

PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 3 Teaser Trailer

Yep, there is another one of those Paranormal Activity films on the way. The franchise was kicked off in 2009 when Oren Peli wrote, directed, produced and edited a horror which cost a reported $15,000 to make (which is absolutely nothing in...

If PARANORMAL ACTIVITY Is The New BLAIR WITCH PROJECT, What Does That Make The Sequel?

Oh, Paramount, I wanted to believe you were going to do better than this. I honestly did. But, you know, when you release a teaser for a horror film that declares nothing can prepare me for what's next, then what...