Connect with us

News

REVIEW: Child’s Play

Published

on

While we are a bit late to the party, we did get a chance to take in the new ‘Child’s Play’, which dropped on June 21st.

Starring Aubrey Plaza (Karen), Gabriel Bateman (Andy), and Mark Hamill (Chucky) the film tries it’s hand on modernizing the 80s horror classic.

The concept of a modern Buddi doll is brilliant. A walking, interactive, and intelligent AI that can control multiple things in your home, and can help in life, gives a very strong, fresh spin on the tale.

Now, the film starts off by rushing and bumbling it’s way to the reason why Chucky is cursed, and while it’s nice that it didn’t involve any curses, it still fell very flat and seemed rather brushed aside, a big flaw.

Something a bit more detailed, and with some substance to make me care about the process would have benefited this movie in the long-run.

Despite the bumpy start, the rest of the movie plays out smoothly, and although it isn’t anything to write home about, aside from the strong concept, it checks enough boxes to earn a decent rating, basically due to Hamill’s performance, which worked so well.

I just wish there was a bit more meat on the bone.

Fright Nerd Score
52 frights
0 Users (0 votes)
Summary
Despite the bumpy start, the rest of the movie plays out smoothly, and although it isn't anything to write home about, aside from the strong concept, it checks enough boxes to earn a decent rating, basically due to Hamill's performance, which worked so well.
Fright Nerd Score52
What people say... Leave your rating
Sort by:

Be the first to leave a review.

User Avatar
Verified
{{{ review.rating_title }}}
{{{review.rating_comment | nl2br}}}

Show more
{{ pageNumber+1 }}
Leave your rating

Your browser does not support images upload. Please choose a modern one

Anthony DiMoro is the leader writer and founder of 'Fright Nerd'. DiMoro has written for popular websites such as Forbes and The Huffington Post. DiMoro cites Friday the 13th, A Nightmare On Elm Street and Halloween among his favorite horror movies of all time.

Netflix

Netflix Releases Trailer for Insane Korean Zombie Series ‘All of Us Are Dead’

Published

on

All of Us Are Dead

Netflix just dropped a trailer for it’s upcoming release of Lee JQ, Chun Sung-il, and Kim Nam-su’s Korean zombie series ‘All of Us Are Dead’, which will hit the popular streaming platform on January 28th.

The show is based on Joo Dong-Guen’s digital comic from 2009.

“A zombie virus breaks out fast inside a school. Endangered students fight to survive and escape.”

 

Continue Reading

News

Season 2 of HBO Max‘s “Raised by Wolves” Arriving in February

Published

on

Raised by Wolves

The second season of the Ridley Scott produced series ‘Raised by Wolves’ will make it’s return, exclusively on HBO Max, on February 3rd and to get a glimpse into what the new season has in store, a new trailer has dropped.

“Android partners Mother (Amanda Collin) and Father (Abubakar Salim), along with their brood of six human children, join a newly formed atheistic colony in Kepler 22 b’s mysterious tropical zone.

“But navigating this strange new society is only the start of their troubles as Mother’s “natural child” threatens to drive what little remains of the human race to extinction.”

Continue Reading

Movies

Post-Civil War Horror Western ‘Ghosts of the Ozarks’ Arriving Next Month

Published

on

Ghosts of the Ozarks

XYZ Films will be dropping it’s new film, a post-Civil War horror western, called ‘Ghosts of the Ozarks’ in select theaters, on demand, and on digital on February 3rd, and to hype it’s arrival a new trailer has arrived.

Starring David Arquette, Angela Bettis, Thomas Hobson, Phil Morris, Tara Perry, and Tim Blake Nelson star in the film directed by Matt Glass and Jordan Wayne Long.

According to the rundown: “In post-Civil War Arkansas, a young doctor is mysteriously summoned to a remote town in the Ozarks only to discover that the utopian paradise is filled with secrets and surrounded by a menacing, supernatural presence.”

Continue Reading

Trending