Thriller
 
 
 
 
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Netflix Recommendation: “Teenage Cocktail” Is Both a Sweet Love Story, and a Warning For the Internet Generation

  What starts out as a sweet, high school love story ends up taking some dark, violent turns in director John Carchietta‘s “Teenage Cocktail”. Masterfully avoiding stereotypes and blending genres, Carchie...
 
7.5
 
 
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Review: “The Girl With All the Gifts” Is a Fresh, New take on the Zombie Sub-genre

  It is far from easy, to create a zombie movie that feels original these days. The genre has been done to death, and more often than not the results are ho-hum at best. In director Colm McCarthy’s “The Girl Wi...
 
8.0
 
 
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Review: “Always Shine” Is Further Proof That Director Sophia Takal Is An Important, Emerging Talent

  If Sophia Takal’s directorial debut film “Green” showed hints of her being an up-and-coming talent to watch out for in the future, her second film “Always Shine” cements her as one of indepe...
 
8.0

 
 
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Review: “If There’s A Hell Below” Makes Its Viewers Wait For A Pay Off That Doesn’t Exist

I’m always up for watching a slow-burn thriller. A slow-burn thriller that forgets to do anything with its story? That’s a horse of a different color. If you’re going to make me sit through an hour and a half ...
 
5.5
 
 
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Review: “Come and Find Me” Is a Smart, Satisfying Thriller

  So, let’s say you meet someone. Eventually that someone becomes THAT someone, as you fall in love and move in together. Then… one day… they disappear without a trace, leaving you to wonder what happened...
 
6.8
 
 
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Review: The Netflix Original “Mercy” Has None On the Viewer

My fiancee and I have a rule in our house where every movie we start that we’re not entirely sure about we give the “ten minute test”. If it doesn’t catch our attention in the first ten minutes, or if it...
 
5.0

 
 
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Review: “Somnus” Falls Short of Being an Epic, Sci-fi Thriller

  “In the far reaches of our galaxy, a cargo vessel crash lands on an asteroid colonized by forgotten inhabitants with a dark past”. This was the intriguing description of “Somnus” at Amazon Video, ...
 
3.5
 
 
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Review: “The Monster” Features Two Wonderful Performances, But Feels a Little Too Familiar

  Horror audiences will quickly recognize the metaphorical horror, in Bryan Bertino’s new creature feature “The Monster”. The manifestation of emotional pain into something deadly and horrific has been do...
 
6.5
 
 
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31 Days of Horror: “She Was So Pretty”

  I am a firm believer in the thought that, when reviewing a movie, the budget that the creative team had to work with should always be taken into account. I have been extremely impressed, with a handful of indie horror fi...
 
5.8

 
 
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31 Days of Horror: “Deadly Blessing” (1981)

  After the successes of “Last House on the Left” (1972) and “The Hills Have Eyes” (1977), it was clear that Wes Craven was on his way to becoming a maestro of the horror genre. In 1982, he would be...
 
5.0