This book contains 180 horror movie reviews; five of the best releases for each year between 1980 and 2016. Each film description contains a synopsis, a list of attributed genres, seven ratings and a three-paragraph review.
The way the movie opened made me hope it would mark the beginning of a successful franchise. Then, the main characters started talking about Facebook, and I understood it wouldn’t stand the test of time. This is the story of an evil app and a group of teenagers targeted by it. I should’ve cared about these guys and their arcs, but I didn’t give a damn.
This is a well-shot, polished, and relatively high-budget film with genuinely creepy moments and intense stalking sequences. Some of the antagonists are creepy clowns and that’s almost always a good thing. Here’s the problem: Bedeviled is technologically inclined to its own detriment. Though it can be an interesting narrative device, technology is rarely scary.
Earing the survivors justify what they’re going through with impossible theories was disappointing, and somehow, they figured it all out. It’s the script that’s dumb and the actors do what they can. I’m a sucker for quality and Bedeviled was convenient. The other thing I’m a sucker for, though, is a good, cohesive story, and the writing just didn’t cut it. It’s one cliché after another.