(5 / 5)
In a genre that too often inclined towards schlock, it’s rare to find a horror film that truly has something to say about the human condition.
The Babadook is just such a film.
A micro-budget Australian horror, The Babadook takes place in the home of the frazzled Amelia (Essie Davis) and her seven-year-old son Samuel (Noah Wiseman), who has “behavioral problems”.…
By Max Eshraghi
It has taken some time but the horror genre has achieved legitimacy. It is finally, in a word, prestigious.
What was once one of the most commonly derided and dismissed of genres has evolved. The ugly, putrid, caterpillar of horrors past has emerged from a chrysalis after 90-or-so years of metamorphosis and transformed into a multi-faceted butterfly: namely, a genre that can do it all.…
(2.5 / 5)
On a sliding cinematic scale from Christopher Nolan to Michael Bay, M. Night Shyamalan falls somewhere in the middle.
Equal parts auteur and hack, his output ranges from the sublime — The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable — to the ridiculous — The Happening, The Last Airbender.…