Years of Terror 2016: 180 Horror Movie Recommendations, 36 Years of Pure Terror

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.

Bedeviled

Five friends are terrorized by a supernatural entity after downloading a mysterious app.

 

United States
2016
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Character Focus: 
Clown Film
Trickster: 
Impostor
Prankster
Hacker
Clown: 
Buffoon
Dolls: 
Plush
Object: 
Telephone
5.04
*Swipes left*
6
4
7.04
7.04
2
3
3
Photography
Plot
Dialogue
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.
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