Rose Byrne in Insidious Chapter 2

Insidious 2: A Derivative of a Derivative

I might have to make an exception for my horror movie hatred. And that exception is James Wan, who’s known for his work with the original Saw film, Insidious, and most recently The Conjuring, which I loved. I like Wan because he’s returning the horror genre to old-school “creepy” and not relying on gore and torture porn to scare us. Continue reading “Insidious 2: A Derivative of a Derivative”

The Conjuring (2013)

The Conjuring: Horror Throwback

No doubt you’ve heard a lot about The Conjuring. And let me tell you, I’ve not seen horror movie marketing this good since The Blair Witch Project (I would’ve said Paranormal Activity, but their marketing campaign was about as blunt as a butter knife. Also, that movie was boring). Do you know why the marketing for this movie was so good? Because it started slowly, and then it let its audience do the legwork. Continue reading “The Conjuring: Horror Throwback”