Checklist of Terror 2019: Supernatural Menace

Supernatural threats, as opposed to plausible or surreal ones, encompass all menaces whose existence cannot be or hasn’t been proven by science. Here’s a ranked watchlist of 1272 supernatural horror movies reviewed by film critic Steve Hutchison. How many have you seen?

Pulse

A group of friends rally to stop a digital entity from taking over the world.

 

United States
2006
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Character Focus: 
Ghost Film
Catastrophes: 
Apocalypse
Crash
Dimensional: 
Spirit
Static
4
Bad frequency...
6
3.04
7.04
7.04
1
3
3
Performances
Plot
Photography
This is the remake of Kairo. It is not better or worse. It’s more of the same, but with an American sauce. The problem, here, was the same in Kairo; the whole thing is about ghosts and the internet. 2002’s Feardotcom warned us this wasn’t a good mix. This remake exists only to spare people who can’t understand Japanese the effort of reading subtitles. Fair enough.
When your script depends on hallucinations and flashbacks to move forward, you know you’re in trouble. No self-respecting filmmaker pulls such cheap tricks on their audience. Shame on you, Wes Craven, you gave us jewels and then you gave us this. At what point did these decent actors realize this was a turd? It looks good, sure, it’s skillfully shot, but it’s empty inside.
Green and Teal photographic filters are used from beginning to end. It creates an uncomfortable distance between the characters and us. With dialogue and performances this cold, a camera that’s never where it should be, and internet mumbo jumbo throughout, the last thing we need is excessive compositing. This includes a ton of 3D special effects and random stuff that jumps at us without context.
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