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Bergman’s use of deconstruction is an interesting approach to take in filmmaking, and it’s certainly not something that can be easily accomplished without coming off as tacky or overly pretentious. A less attentive director would certainly fail at throwing such an avant-garde aspect into an otherwise typical narrative film, but Bergman is no hack.
The Hostel series has been a lot of things: gory, over-the-top, even raunchy, but I never thought it would be boring. Except that’s exactly how Hostel: Part III left me: bored, apathetic, and unabsorbed.
Unfortunately, The Awakening is nothing more than a beautifully shot film with a subpar storyline. There is nothing inherently scary and the jump scares are entirely too predictable. The Awakening comes fully equipped with claustrophobic shots marked by obscured framing that emphasizes the elusiveness and mystery surrounding Florence’s past.
The People Under the Stairs | Directed by Wes Craven | Release year: 1991 | Rating: R | Run Time: 1hr 42min As you might have gathered from previous reviews, I really enjoy a good horror film. So when my boyfriend turned The People Under the Stairs on Netflix one Saturday morning, I had to watch. […]
We Are What We Are | Directed by Jim Mickle | Release Year: 2013 Rating: R | Run Time: 1hr 45min We Are What We Are eschews many traditional horror tropes to create a tragic, cannibalistic family drama. Don’t expect conventional scares or classic villainy from this horror film, but do expect excellent Gothic-esque atmosphere, original […]