The Fast and Fentress Worst of 2016

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A rather disappointing year for bad movies, 2016 saw plenty of unenjoyable dreck, but precious little in the so-bad-it’s-good category.  The ordering is a bit looser than that of my best-of, but in general, the quality of the movie goes down with each successive entry. Continue reading

Blair Witch (2016) vs. The Blair Witch Project – a Comparison

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My expectations weren’t high when I saw the new Blair Witch movie, so I wasn’t too disappointed.  It was entertaining enough, and had a few genuinely tense moments. But more than anything the sequel reminded me just how amazing the first one was, and it was easy to see why.  Blair Witch feels momentary; it’ll make you jump a few times in the theater, but it won’t keep you up at night.  The Blair Witch Project is quite the opposite: lacking in jump scares but filled with deeply psychological horror. When compared to one another, the two feel like how-to and how-not-to guides for making a horror movie.  I decided to analyze them based on how they each handled specific elements of their respective stories. Continue reading