Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with a look at James Wan’s latest horror opus, a film called “Malignant.” The creator of such horror classics like “Saw,” “Insidious,” and “The Conjuring” has come up with an original tale that has a lot to like but takes a little while to get going. The last half hour saves the film from becoming run-of-the-mill, but it morphs from a would-be scary film into a more of an action, science fiction hybrid. The first half of the film is a bit messy and inconsistent and some of the performances are a little, well, off. But taken as a whole, the novel concept and Wan’s filmmaking prowess gives “Malignant” an entertaining jolt at the multiplex.Continue reading
Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with some more old radio fun in honor of the new Conjuring film. I’ve got some old radio ghost stories to keep you up at night! I won’t tell you what they are save for the fact that they both star the legendary Orson Welles, but I know you’ll enjoy them. Enjoy the old radio suspense plays and feel free to comment either below or on my Facebook page. So Sayeth The Kendog!
Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog!
A lot of sequels unfortunately follow the law of diminishing returns. (See my review of “Now You See Me 2” here as proof) Fortunately there is one filmmaker out there who knows that having a number after the title of your film doesn’t mean the finished product has to be a piece of brain dead dreck when it arrives in theaters. That filmmaker is James Wan and he is rapidly becoming the preeminent voice in cinematic horror. “The Conjuring” was one of the best horror films in recent memory and I’m happy to report that, while not quite in the same class as the original film, “The Conjuring 2” is close enough in quality to its predecessor that it is guaranteed to scare you witless in all the best ways. Continue reading