This book contains 160 horror movie reviews. These movies all contain shock, sex and gore. The reviews are sorted in order of preference. The ranking of each production is established by the sum of 7 types of ratings: stars, gimmick, rewatchability, story, creativity, acting & quality. Each film description contains a synopsis, a list of attributed genres, moods, seven ratings and a three-paragraph review. These films are not for the squeamish. You have been warned!
It's not what you think...
I’m never sure what to suggest or reveal with a film like this one, because whatever the twist is, and it relies heavily on it, the final answer will, at some point, cross your mind. Is Halle Berry crazy, amnesic, haunted, dead, even, or gaslit by doctors for whatever reason? The ending might be quite a reveal, but it probably won’t be a complete surprise. So, what’s your theory?
The plot fits in the palm of your hand, yet finds ways to complexify itself to ridiculous extents because, well, this is a big budget feature film. We’ve got three big names, here; Halle Berry, Robert Downey Jr., and Penélope Cruz. Berry aside, for whom this is a defining role, their talents isn’t put to good use. They hold back. The camera just doesn’t love them.
This is a prison movie disguised as something else. Something supernatural. It’s claustrophobic, it’s frightening, it’s upsetting, it’s frustrating, and it’s sad. This film sucks when it gets extreme and sensational, and it does quite a bit. It’s doesn’t want to be every other ghost film, so it goes all out. Sometimes, less is more. Sometimes, less is scarier.