Theatrical Release Poster – Broad Green Pictures and Orion Pictures
The following is a review of Wish Upon – Directed by John R. Leonetti.
Wish Upon follows Clare (played by Joey King), a young teenage girl, who is given a magic Chinese music box by her dumpster-diving father (played by Ryan Phillippe) that grants you seven wishes. However, once she gets halfway through the wishes, it becomes clear that whenever a wish is granted a life is taken, and that when she runs out of wishes her own life will be taken as well. (more…)
The following is a review of Get Out – The directorial debut for Jordan Peele
Jordan Peele’s Get Out is basically a horror movie version of Stanley Kramer’s Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?. Peele’s debut tells the story of an African-American man, Chris (played by Daniel Kaluuya), who is spending the weekend with – and meeting – his white girlfriend’s parents for the first time. (more…)
The following is a review of A Cure for Wellness – Directed by Gore Verbinski
A Cure for Wellness follows Lockhart (played by Dane DeHaan), an overworked and ambitious executive, who is sent to the Swiss Alps to retrieve Pembroke (played by Harry Groener), his company’s CEO, from a wellness center. It was supposed to be a quick retrieval. He didn’t intend to stay there for more than a few hours, but when Lockhart wakes up from a car crash he appears to have broken his leg. (more…)
*I attribute it to 2015 due to the fact that it was only released at festivals in 2014 – and had a wide release in its country of production in 2015.
I’m not really a horror fan – to be honest – the rest of my family loves the genre, though. This was a horror film that intrigued me, due to the fact that the story in itself actually resembles a nightmare I’ve had multiple times. People going towards me slowly with ill intent.
Unfortunately, I didn’t go to the CPH Pix festival – and I didn’t find time to see it during its wide release in my home country. Instead, I ordered it on Amazon – and the Blu-Ray just arrived. I have never been more excited to review a horror film. (more…)