The new Jurassic film is a Grade-A summer blockbuster with its special effects, but its shallow storyline makes it a B-movie “creature feature.”
“A Quiet Place” is the rare horror film that invites the audience to become invested in the characters, as opposed to horror films that include characters for the sole purpose of gruesome deaths.
The new film, based on Stephen King’s 1986 horror novel of the same name, tackles, among other things, the topic of fear.
For all its goofiness and manipulative thrills, the film echoes a Lutheran view: the dead don’t interact with the living, but demons do.
In this scare-a-minute sequel to “The Conjuring,” the Gospel message could have been shared easily, but it’s not.
“Annabelle,” the follow-up to the horror film, “The Conjuring,” falls short of its goal. The truly horrifying elements of the film are bad preaching and bad theology.