Scare-athon! 11-20

And we’re back, with Round Two!

1. +1 (2013): Guests at a wild house party suddenly discovers they each have an identical double. Awesome concept, but poorly executed. Deserves more than a 5.5 on IMDb (I’d rate…6.3?). Worth noting that the hero and his love interest have no chemistry at all. C+.

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2. THE WOMAN IN BLACK (2012): Relies mainly on jumpscares to do its scaring, but it did give me a thrill. Decent story, too, and a likable main character to boot. A-.

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3. CHILD’S PLAY 2 (1990): Pretty decent, as far as sequels go. Gets points for even being associated with the original Child’s Play, but points off for not literally being the original Child’s Play. Call me unfair, I dare you! B-.

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4. THE WICKER MAN (2006): A police sergeant travels to a remote island in search of a missing girl. Haven’t seen the original, but the remake was pretty great. Cage is a national treasure. A-.

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5. LET ME IN (2010): Pretty movie, A+ soundtrack, scary vampires, twelve-year-olds with crushes. Story was kind of enjoyable to watch, especially toward the end. B+.

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6. SINISTER (2012): In search of a story, a true-crime writer moves into the home of a family who was murdered. Interesting protagonist, a story that demanded my full attention; Sinister mashes together two or three familiar horror plots and summarily tears them apart. Loved it. A.

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7. THE BOY (2016): A woman is hired to babysit a doll for an old couple who believes it is their son. Movie had a unique story, interesting characters, and a plot twist that kicked my ass. Would watch again. A.

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8. THE SHALLOWS (2016): Aside from wondering what the hell that shark’s deal is, DANG. This girl is smart. A.

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9. THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE (2009): I DON’T WANT TO TALK ABOUT IT. D-.

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10. THE BABADOOK (2014): A mother and her son are terrorized by a creature from a picture book. Best performance by a child actor I’ve seen in a long time. Also scared the hell out of me. Kudos to Australia for confining me to my room in fear. A-.

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