– (2007) – A man and his dog are the sole survivors of a plague, aside from pissed off mutants. Pretty sluggish overall, and has too many quiet moments interrupted by incredibly loud shrieks. The CGI villains are a joke, and too many advancements toward the end are wholly predictable.
– (2017) – Five people play vicious games against murderous devices while detectives and medics try to piece together where and why. Has clever moments and spots of violence that remind us of the days of Saw lore, but there’s never a moment that doesn’t feel unnecessary. Not a complete waste, but the reasons for bringing the series back only add confusion.
– (2017) – A mute woman falls for a creature the government is holding captive as a means to win the space race. Certainly unusual, and does a great job creating sympathy for the central characters. For every moment of wonder, however, there are those of silliness and predictability. A B-movie with art house sensibilities.
– (2017) – A group of college friends explore a house where someone in a Santa mask stalks them. Begins with a sense of fun, but quickly loses its footing thanks to a complete lack of blood and suspense. It’s short, but suffers from lousy killer reveals and a sort-of-creepy song that plays too often.
– (2017) – Med students who kill themselves to explore death return to life haunted by the sins of their past. The previous version worked well thanks largely to a Gothic backdrop, but this one has no such vision. A too polished and too corny remake that features too many characters not worth investing any time or emotion in.