INSIDIOUS: THE LAST KEY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Adam Robitel Stars: Lin Shaye, Leigh Whannell, Angus Sampson, Bruce Davison, Javier Botet, Marcus Henderson, Kirk Acevedo, Josh Stewart, Caitlin Gerard, Spencer Locke, Tessa Ferrer, Ava Kolker, Pierce Pope. The fourth and (hopefully) final instalment in the supernatural Insidious franchise works as more of a prequel as it gives us the backstory of parapsychologist Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye), who has been the mainstay of the series since its inception in 2011. In the Insidious timeline, The Last Key fits neatly between the original Continue reading

JIGSAW

Reviewed by GREG KING Directors: Michael and Peter Spierig Stars: Matt Passmore, Tobin Bell, Callum Keith Rennie, Hannah Emily Anderson, Cle Bennett, Laura Vandervoort, Mandela Van Peebles, Paul Braunstein, Brittany Allen, Josiah Black. This is the 8th film in the gory torture porn series created by Aussie filmmakers James Wan and Leigh Whannell in 2003. The series has grossed over $870 million to date. And even though it has been seven years since the optimistically titled Saw: The Final Chapter, here we are again back in a world of gruesome deaths and Continue reading

SCREAM 4

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Wes Craven Stars: David Arquette, Courtney Cox, Neve Campbell, Rory Culkin, Anna Paquin, Kristen Bell, Emma Roberts. With the original Scream, and its two sequels, writer Kevin Williamson and director Wes Craven deconstructed the cliches of the horror genre, and subverted the usual cliches. In the ten years since though the horror genre has changed, with a slew of torture porn films like the Saw series, the Final Destination series, and a lot of lazy and uninspired remakes of classics. Scream 4 acknowledges these trends, and Continue reading