ANNABELLE COMES HOME

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Gary Dauberman Stars: Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Mckenna Grace, Madison Iseman, Katie Sarife, Michael Cimino, Steve Coulter. The seventh film in the Conjuring universe created by filmmaker James Wan and his frequent collaborator Leigh Whannell, Annabelle Comes Home is one of the weaker entries in the franchise that also includes spin-off films like The Nun and The Curse Of The Weeping Woman. This is the third film centring around the possessed doll that we first met in 2013’s The Conjuring. There have been two sequels Continue reading

THE NUN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Corin Hardy Stars: Demian Bichir, Taissa Farmiga, Jonas Bloquet, Bonnie Aarons. This is the fifth film in the lucrative The Conjuring universe that was created by Australian filmmaker James Wan in 2013, and it centres around the sinister nun Valak, whose unsettling portrait featured in The Conjuring 2. The evil entity of Valak was used by Wan as a bridge to link the horrific haunting at Amityville with the spooky proceedings in Endfield. But the malevolent and menacing otherworldly figure has also haunted Lorraine Warren (Vera Continue reading

IT

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Andy Muschietti Stars: Bill Skarsgard, Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard, Sophia Lillis, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Jack Dylan Grazer, Chosen Jacobs, Wyatt Oleff, Nicholas Hamilton, Stuart Hughes, Owen Teague, Jackson Robert Scott, Molly Atkinson, Stephen Bogaert.   Based on the 1986 novel written by the prolific Stephen King, It is essentially a quintessential coming of age story in which the usual tropes of the genre are mixed with strong elements of the classic horror movie. The novel had two distinct parts, the first part Continue reading

ANNABELLE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: John R Leonetti Stars: Annabelle Wallis, Ward Horton, Alfre Woodward, Tony Amendola, Brian Howe. The Conjuring was a horror film that had an old fashioned look and feel about it, reminiscent of 70s supernatural flicks like The Amityville Horror, which was more about creating an uneasy atmosphere rather than giving us lots of gore and buckets of blood. And that brand of subtle old school horror works effectively here in Annabelle. The creepy looking, sinister and possessed doll played a small role in The Conjuring, but was deserving of Continue reading