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July 4, 2020   |   Ithaca, NY

Review: Science fiction film strays from franchise’s success

By | Feb 13, 2018

Dabbling in several genres without committing to any of them, “The Cloverfield Paradox” feels incomplete, cobbled together and woefully unsatisfying.

Review: Fourth ‘Insidious’ film fails its franchise

By | Jan 27, 2018

“Insidious: The Last Key” is like an episode of “Scooby Doo”: at best, shallow but enjoyable, and at worst, inexplicably incoherent.

Review: Cult-classic killer is better off dead

By | Oct 6, 2017

“Cult of Chucky” is a disappointing addition to the “Child’s Play” franchise. It does not bring anything new to the Chucky mythos.

Review: Netflix horror-thriller doesn’t play around

By | Oct 2, 2017

Based on the novel by Stephen King, “Gerald’s Game” is a twisted, violent psychological thriller about a woman’s fight to survive.

Deja View: ‘It’ and the numerous works of Stephen King

By | Sep 12, 2017

In this week’s episode of Deja View, Reviews Editor Jake Leary sits down with Staff Writer Colin Tessier to discuss his review of “It.” Then, Jake and Colin discuss the life and work of Stephen King.

Review: Horror prequel fails to establish its own identity

By | Aug 28, 2017

It’s a tired set up, and because director David F. Sandberg doesn’t mix up the formula, the film is bogged down by cliche.

Review: Lovecraftian horror film stumbles into ‘The Void’

By | Apr 18, 2017

“The Void” falters and becomes the very thing directors Jeremy Gillespie and Steven Kostanski attempt to avoid becoming — predictable.

Review: Sci-fi thriller lives up to genre expectations

By | Apr 13, 2017

“Life” has all of the characteristics of a typical alien horror movie, and that is both a blessing and a curse.

Deja View: ‘Get Out’ and social commentary in horror films

By | Mar 1, 2017

In this week’s episode of Deja View, Assistant Life & Culture Editor Jake Leary sits down with Staff Writer Aidan Lentz to discuss his review of “Get Out.” Then, Jake and Aidan discuss the long history of cultural commentary in the horror genre and the lack of smart horror in mainstream Hollywood films.

Review: Shyamalan recaptures old identity with ‘Split’

By | Jan 29, 2017

M. Night Shyamalan’s latest thriller, “Split,” is a return to form for the famously maligned director of “The Last Airbender” and “After Earth.”

Review: ‘Ouija: Origin of Evil’ relies on feeble jump scares

By | Oct 31, 2016

“Ouija: Origin of Evil” attempts to go beyond flashy style, establishing complex, human relationships that are lacking in much of modern cinema.

Haunted forest walk brings nightmares to life

By | Oct 26, 2015

With Halloween fast approaching, things are about to get scary on campus during a five-day, haunted walk in the woods created in part by an Ithaca College student.