Daniel Isn’t Real

★★★☆ – (2019) – A troubled young man with ties to psychosis is gradually taken over by his imaginary friend. Gets off to a gripping start before slowly developing the main characters, and while doing so becomes an exercise in sheer lunacy. Gets odder, darker, and more violent as it goes, and never fails to disturb. A bit confusing at times, but gives off plenty of cult-classic vibes.

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The Lighthouse

★★½☆ – (2019) – A lighthouse keeper and his new assistant come to blows over matters of isolation and lunacy. Well-regarded for the stark cinematography and wonderful performances, and deservedly so. However, despite how this looks, there’s not much to feel when dealing with human emotion. Expertly crafted, but a bit hollow.

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Hell House LLC III: Lake of Fire

★★☆☆ – (2019) – A live-action play within a known haunted house goes as badly as many expect. Attempts to add a backstory to the previous entries, but 98% of this has been seen before. Never terrible, and wants to be spooky, but can only remind of the superior original. On the plus side, this has the most fake looking facial scar in movie history.

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Hell House LLC II: The Abaddon Hotel

★★☆☆ – (2018) – Those curious about the prior happenings of a haunted hotel return to find more ghostly mischief. Has a brush or two with creepiness, but doesn’t do anything that wasn’t covered the first time around. A bit too silly, and takes itself far too seriously, but it’s moderately effective at times.

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Hell House LLC

★★★☆ – (2015) – A group of friends open a haunted house attraction in an actual haunted house. Begins as any other found footage cheapie, but what sets this apart from the others is a genuine creep factor throughout. It’s sometimes hard to tell what’s happening, especially toward the end, but there are plenty of moments that elicit chills.

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Dolls (2019)

★★☆☆ – (2019) – Three dolls contained in an attic cause trouble for an incredibly small amount of people. There isn’t a whole lot of horror going on, which wouldn’t be so bad had the drama not been so stale yet taken to high degrees of seriousness. Has decent parts, but in all is prone to annoy, especially the dialog.

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Cube Zero

★½☆☆ – (2004) – A small group of strangers struggle to escape from a series of boxes while engineers try to keep them contained. Only distinct from the previous entries in that we leave confined compounds, but the scenes outside the squares are equally inept. Has a great opening shot of grue, but all else is stale and uneventful.

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Jacob’s Ladder (2019)

★½☆☆ – (2019) – A war vet’s life is upended when his thought-dead brother returns, amid other non-explainable moments. Takes the basic idea of the first film and, for reasons unknown, actually does less from a horror standpoint. The drama is nothing to brag about, either, since every advancement is dry and corny.

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Cupid

★½☆☆ – (2020) – A bullied teen makes a deal with a Greek myth to obliterate her wrongdoers. Opens eyes during moments of gore, but this is mostly dragged down by typical teenage shenanigans of the annoying variety. Piled high with horror devices that have been unoriginal for decades, and the look of the killer is cheap.

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Countdown

★★☆☆ – (2019) – A phone app that can predict when you’ll die causes trouble for those who will die soon. Has a lot going on regarding horror and drama, but not much gels since the blending of events is often muddled and unfocused. There’s no tension, the comic relief stinks, and not much is original, but it’s easy to sit through since annoyances are few.

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