Riddick is marooned on a planet populated by water-activated monsters. The third movie in the cycle strips back most of the excess from Chronicles… offering an OK siege flick that’s part remake of Pitch Black.
A demonic superhero battles neo-Nazi occultists bent on unleashing interdimensional chaos. Gorgeously-designed though shallow action fantasy clearly in love with its world and protagonist.
Part 3 is a prequel, offering backstory on Elise, and her team-up with Specs and Tucker, plus another demonic yarn. Lots of jump scares, handled well enough if you like this sort of thing, with series screenwriter/actor Whannell now elevated to director.
Curious ghostly ‘tales of the unexpected’ vibe; low budget but clever ideas. Quite compelling, with creepy moments and some disquieting scenes. Worth a punt 🙂
Teens on an isolated housing development are caught up in a parasitic epidemic. Not actually a virus at all, then, but this low-key horror does the usual things well enough to maintain interest throughout by keeping its focus tight on its protagonists.
The Lambert family aren’t free from their demons. Direct continuation from the first movie, deftly interweaving the events of that with this. Jumpscares galore in this efficient carnival sideshow flick, which delights in well-crafted boo! moments.
A boy caught in a coma-like trance is channelling lost souls. Straightforward jumpscare machine, played effectively and with all the major tropes (unexplained stuff, tech investigation, kooky paranormalists) covered, Lots of spill-your-popcorn moments.