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Skint newly-weds Molly (Gretchen Lodge) and Tim (Johnny Lewis) move into her late father's creaking home to save themselves some cash. Small but strange things begin to happen - locked doors spring open in the night and and Molly feels an unflinching atmosphere of dread creeping through the corridors. With Tim's job as a truck driver taking him away for days at a time, the menace grows as she is left to fend for herself. »
Reviewed by Jesse Miller, MoreHorror.com
Lovely Molly is a psychological horror full of shadows and noises and supposed supernatural activity and yet, it is quite the slow burning film, opting to inject some long, slow passages into this rather peculiar tale – and does it work?
Writer / Director Eduardo Sanchez is no stranger to psychological horror – his first foray into it was The Blair Witch Project – and here, he showcases some of the same ideas and ingenious tricks that made that film so effective and, in the end, haunting.
With Lovely Molly, he presents to us the set up of the story and then we’re pretty much on our own, as we watch Molly wander the house by herself, learning bits and pieces of the back-story of the plot in softly spoken scenes of dialogue that make no sense at the time they’re delivered.
The film is a »
Chairman Troy Escamilla and the Fright Meter Awards Committee have announced that The Cabin in the Woods was named the Best Horror Movie of 2012, and the film also won in four more categories.
For helming the project, Drew Goddard nabbed Best Director; Goddard and Joss Whedon were honored for Best Screenplay; the cast garnered Best Ensemble; and Cabin's final win came for Best Make Up/Special Effects. Read on for the rest of 2012's best.
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2012 Fright Meter Award Winners
Best Horror Movie: The Cabin in the Woods
Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Michael Fassbender- »
- Doctor Gash
Each year horror fans are treated to some memorable and some horrifically bad films that either quench our appetites for shocks and scares or make us run for the exits of the theater. It’s no surprise that 2012 was any different. Although we had to suffer through such painful features as Silent Hill: Revelation, Paranormal Activity 4, and Chernobyl Diaries, at least we were given such terrifying treasures as Sinister, Silent House, and everyone’s favorite horror film of the year Cabin in the Woods. Unfortunately, there are so many independent horror films that get missed each year due to their lack of a wide release or only getting a DVD/Blu-ray release. We have all seen our fair share of direct-to-video crap, but there are always a few each year that stand apart from the rest. Just because it doesn’t have any major actors in it or »
- Michael Haffner
4 items from 2013
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