This has everything you could want from a sophisticated horror – enough jump-scares to keep it entertaining, an eternal sense of discomfort and dread, shocking twists, a constant mystery and a terrifying climax – and all this from a feature-length directorial debut.
Not quite as exciting as the first, without a clearly defined antagonist or particularly terrifying monster… but we still love dinosaurs and asking the question “what if…?” More a stepping stone to a probably more exciting third film, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is still an enjoyable enough film to keep us going.
A Quiet Place is a special, unique horror that shows what can be achieved by this genre when it’s not pandering to the lowest common denominator. With an engaging concept and impressive physical acting by the cast, it’s a small, intimate film with huge tension. Hitchcock may have been the master of suspense, but sound hasn’t been used this strongly before. Is this the year’s best horror already?
Certainly much more a comedy than a horror – a shame they couldn’t marry the two genres together more. Still, a few scares here with lots of laughs there, but with lots of fun throughout with a charismatic, eventually lovable lead.
All the ingredients are there, but it’s just a missed opportunity. The bunch of friends are all likeable, well-cast and well-acted, their banter carrying the film in the first act nicely. The constant sinister atmosphere is good, but sadly the horror and scares are missing, with the end feeling like such an unsatisfying mess that it eclipses most of what was good in the beginning.
Sinister, tense and undeniably terrifying with an intricate plot. Also sweet, innocent and very funny with a nostalgic and thought-provoking insight into childhood. Whether clowns scare you or not, you will float too…
Despite some bland characters and a predictable story, Annabelle: Creation is still fresh and scary for all horror fans, continuing to make another generation of cinema-goers scared of sinister dolls.
A hauntingly beautiful film that succeeds on nearly every level. With nuanced performances and plenty of emotion, the horror and realistic portrayal of war comes from exquisite cinematography. A classic in the making and one of the best war films made.
Exciting entry in the long-running sci-fi horror franchise – find out our thoughts on Alien: Covenant.