This book contains 66 reviews of horror films written and ranked by critic and blogger Steve Hutchison. Each description includes five ratings (stars, story, creativity, acting, quality), a synopsis and a review. All 66 movies present a supernatural threat. How many have you seen?
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Single White Female is your quintessential 1990’s thriller down to the last beat. It is based on the novel "SWF Seeks Same", by John Lutz, but it looks like it was written for the screen. It’s a story about love, friendship, mental illness and jealousy. It’s about a normal woman inviting a crazy one into her house. Of course, she doesn’t know that. She’ll find out soon enough...
The central cast consists of three good actors: Bridget Fonda, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Steve Weber. They’re convincing. They’re natural. They let us into their intimacy and, yes, this involves sex and nudity to keep things exciting while pacing the film. A lot of time, indeed, is spent in beds or in bathrooms, with people naked, dressing up or undressing.
This film is dialogue-driven. The two main characters speak with their hearts and this involves a lot of crying. The movie follows a successful formula, and that makes it predictable. At least, you know what you’re getting into. Some stories are worth retelling. We’ve all known people we would call unstable. This nightmare scenario explores the fear of strangers.