Tag: Mystery

The Cabin in the Woods

A perfect introduction to the genre, accessible enough to reel folk in. The rest of us will go giddy counting the references.

/ April 13, 2012

The Shrine

Effectively creates tension to complement an overall creepiness, to deliver a climax that keeps the viewer in the dark.

/ February 28, 2012

The Awakening

The raison d'être is ludicrous and sewn up in minutes, but the cast is very good, as is the cinematography and symbolism.

/ October 28, 2011

Death Bell

Believes itself brutal, when in reality a small number of strong images are tied loosely together with a basic story.

/ October 10, 2011

Julia’s Eyes

A mixed bag and too ambitious for so early in a career, however Guillem Morales should be noted for the future.

/ May 20, 2011

Re-Cut

A great example of how the first-person horror subgenre works its magic, but it also highlights some of its core flaws.

/ April 16, 2011