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

OUIJA: ORIGIN OF EVIL

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Mike Flanagan Stars: Elizabeth Reaser, Annalise Basso, Lulu Wilson, Henry Thomas, Doug Jones, Lin Shaye, Parker Mack. The original Ouija, released in 2014, cost some $5 million to produce and ended up grossing some $100 million at the box office, so it's no wonder that production company BlumHouse went back to the well for a second helping. But as the title suggests, Ouija: Origin Of Evil is more of a prequel than a sequel, but in terms of scares and delivering the goods it is far superior to the original. The film is set in Los Continue reading

INSIDIOUS CHAPTER 3

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Leigh Whannell Stars: Dermot Mulroney, Stefanie Scott, Lin Shaye, Angus Sampson, Leigh Whannell, Adrian Sparks. Australian born filmmakers James Wan and Leigh Whannell are certainly beginning to carve out a niche in Hollywood as purveyors of well crafted horror movies that have defined the genre over the past few years. They are best known as the creators of the gory Saw franchise and other formulaic scary films like Insidious and The Conjuring, which have all done well at the box office. However, even hard core horror fans may be Continue reading

INSIDIOUS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: James Wan Stars: Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Lin Shaye, Ty Simpkins, Barbara Hershey, Angus Sampson, Leigh Whannell. Aussie film making duo of Leigh Whannell and James Wan (who met at RMIT) are best known for giving us the lucrative torture porn franchise Saw. Their 2007 collaboration, the low budget Dead Silence, virtually disappeared without a trace. The pair has reunited for Insidious, a variation on the classic haunted house story that uses many of the expected hoary cliches of the genre to generate an atmosphere of mounting Continue reading