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On the latest episode of their podcast, Film Yap contributors Logan Sowash and Andy Carr explore one of the biggest heavyweights in modern horror, the Conjuring franchise. Originally helmed by modern horror mainstay James Wan, the trilogy has been handed of to spinoff La Llorona director Michael Chaves. How does the third film do carrying the […]
The Conjuring franchise is an interesting beast. Following the success of his 2010 blockbuster horror hit Insidious, James Wan took the reins of The Conjuring in 2013 and essentially set the new standard for what contemporary mainstream horror would be. A handful of Insidious sequels and a bunch of Conjuring spinoffs later, “the Wan style” of horror is now ubiquitous: creepy kids, recycled jump […]
Jason Momoa may not be able to act his way out of a bag, but "Aquaman" is still trashy fun. It’s “Flash Gordon” meets the briny deep.
It's comic book-y, for sure, and will probably be loved by millions just for that. But Aquaman is an overlong, expositional chore, devoid of passion or depth.
The Conjuring spinoff films continue to suck, aping the techniques of the core films without James Wan's knack for patience or subversion.
Despite taking style notes from James Wan's "Conjuring" films, David Sandberg's pre-prequel exhausts with an overabundance of predictable and unoriginal scares.
Yes, it has a spooky ghost and plenty of supernatural scares, but what will truly get under your skin is its focus on the darkness of our everyday lives.