The Invisible Man is one of the best films of the year, and most certainly one of the best Blumhouse films, maybe ever. Extremely unsettling and Hitchcockian in nature, Leigh Whannell’s adaptation of the H.G. Wells classic is not only a masterful exercise in slow-burn suspense, but a chilling commentary on domestic abuse.
Doctor Sleep is probably the most perplexing Hollywood remake/reboot/sequel of the year. Although Stephen King’s source material is strong, engaging and even creepy at times, along with Mike Flanagan’s visual flair for the gothic and grim, it buckles under the heavy half-assed attempts to bring back characters (and certain locations) from The Shining.
It Chapter 2 focuses so much on grossing you out that it ends up achieving the complete opposite. Director Andy Muschietti must have a checklist. He’s GOT to have something like that because that’s how formulaic this ‘horror’ movie really is.
Ari Aster’s sophomore is as disturbing as the remarkable Hereditary, but brings a surprising amount of humour to a tale that is otherwise about the torment of grief and our need to adhere to tradition and culture, even if it literally rips us to shreds.
Ari Aster’s much-anticipated Midsommar will come to Czech cinemas early August thanks to Aerofilms.
The first trailer for It Chapter Two just dropped and as you probably expected, it’s full of terror… and tea.
The new Pet Sematary is one of the best Stephen King adaptations in recent years. Teeming with dread and suspense, it’s a horror nerd’s wet dream. It successfully reanimates its source material while still managing to put an original spin on the final act… plus it boasts one of the scariest cats in cinema history.
Prague International Film Festival Febiofest will screen horror classic The Exorcist in its Director’s Cut version, never before seen in Czech cinemas.
Science fiction horror film Invasion is one of the most fascinating and original titles to hit Czech Republic’s popular Iranian Film Festival this year.
Halloween is an exhilarating and entertaining horror film that’s not only one of the best recent slasher films, but the best outing in the franchise for a long time. Bloody good fun.