Reviews Of What Is In Theaters Now
Release Date: August 10, 2018
Director: Sylvain White
Stars: Joey King, Julia Goldani Telles, Javier Botet
Plot: Four girls summon Slender Man, but then they must suffer the consequences
Clint Says: Don't even bother.
The whole Slender Man phenomenon was a huge deal about 6 or 7 years ago. Why they decided to wait until now to release a movie about him is a question that will probably never get answered.
The good news is, this movie is so bad that we won't have to worry about it in about two weeks when it finishes its theatrical run.
This is easily one of the slowest horror flicks I've ever had the misfortune of enduring. It's about 90 minutes long, but it feels so much longer. Then, on top of that, we are forced to listen to amateur dialogue, tolerate terrible acting, and fight back boredom with every new scene.
If they took out all of the lame filler junk this movie would probably clock in at about 60 minutes. Even then it would still be too long.
Even bad horror flicks usually have something that makes it somewhat interesting. Not this one. There are no twists, no mystery, and no redemption. It's essentially a movie where we all sit around for 90 minutes waiting on the four girls all to die. At about the 30 minute mark I was begging for it to just go ahead and happen so we could all go home.
Save your money on this one. There will be other horror flicks coming out soon that will be much more worth it than this one.
Release Date: July 14, 2017
Director: John R. Leonetti
Stars: Joey King, Ryan Phillippe, Ki Hong Lee
Plot: A girl makes wishes on a Chinese wishing pot, but there is a terrible price for her desires
Clint Says: Wait for the DVD
This is one of those horror flicks that is much more about the horror than it is about trying to scare you out of your seat. There are only a couple of moments of jumps and bumps, but from the very beginning there is a feeling of dread.
There really isn't anything new that this movie offers the audience. There is a lot of high school angst and horror movie cliches, but it isn't a bad film.
If you are looking for a movie that will give you some good chills and make you almost drop your popcorn bucket once or twice WISH UPON is a movie that will fit the bill. Just don't expect this to be one of the scariest movies you've ever seen, or something so innovative in the horror genre that it is worth seeing again and again. This is the kind of film you see once and then you'll soon forget what it was all about.
There isn't anything that makes this a movie worth seeing in theaters, but it's also not so terrible that you'll be upset if you pay money to see it.