Below is the list of Top 10 Horror Movies and Shows that you should skip in July 2020.
Top 10 Horror Movies and Shows that you should skip in July 2020
10. The Turning
A modern take on Henry James novella, “The Turn of the Screw”. A young governess is hired by a man who has become responsible for his young nephew and niece after their parent’s deaths. Starring Mackenzie Davis (The Martian), Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things), and Brooklynn Prince (The Florida Project), executive produced by Steven Spielberg.
The promising cast and wonderful Cinematography aside. The poor and muddled script, flawed execution, and the bad ending turns this film a classic example of how not to adapt a horror novel. The same story was adapted in 1961’s The Innocent that still holds up.
9. The Rental
Dave Franco (younger brother of James Franco) debuts as a director with Dan Stevens (The Guest, which is recommended btw) and Alison Brie (GLOW) headlined film about two couples rent a vacation home for what should be a celebratory weekend get-away, which doesn’t end celebratory for them.
It is a generic frustrating film that brings nothing new to the table. Its “What You Did Last Summer” all over again but now we don’t know anything about the killer or his motifs which becomes pointless.
7. We Summon The Darkness
Three best friends embark on a road trip to a heavy-metal show, where they bond with three aspiring musicians and head off to one of the girls’ country home for an after-party, which doesn’t end up nice. Alexandra Daddario may have turned some heads to watch this film.
But this “throwback to 80s” slasher film doesn’t tribute the 80s but adds another name in the list of “slasher films with 80s aesthetic and devil-worshipping”, it’s a long unfortunate list of dying genre. The problem with this film is it can’t get its tone right, whether it wants to be a comedy or slasher or both!
With both Mark Gatiss and Stephen Moffat of Dr. Who and Sherlock at the helm for this 2020 adaptation, Dracula is a three feature-film length episodes put together to form an anthology of Dracula’s adventures through time.
With a solid opening episode, the later two falls from the peak, especially the truly woeful finale, this series is a huge disappointment. Want to watch Dracula? Watch the Francis Ford Coppola’s version again.
5. Gretel & Hansel
Gretel & Hansel is a grim take on a Grimm fable, with the familiar story of two very hungry kids wandering in the dark forest and stumbling upon a strange cottage inhabited by a creepy witch. Gretel & Hansel is a misfire horror that tries to be an art-house, slow-burn which leads to nowhere, aside from a couple of dreamy pieces and light jump scares along the way.
4. The Lodge
The Lodge follows a family who retreat to their remote winter cabin over the holidays. When the father (Richard Armitage) is forced to abruptly depart for work, he leaves his children, Aidan (IT’s Jaeden Martell) and Mia (Lia McHugh) in the care of his new girlfriend, Grace (Riley Keough).
Isolated and alone, a blizzard traps them inside the lodge as terrifying events summon specters from Grace’s dark past. Directed By Severin Fiala, Veronika Franz. Aside from snowy imagery, religious iconography, and a fantastic performance by Riley Keough, this wannabe art house slow-burn thriller is illogical and fails to scare its viewers.
3. October Faction
Monster hunters Fred (J.C. MacKenzie) and Deloris Allen (Tamara Taylor) hide their identities as members of a covert syndicate while their teenage kids, Geoff (Gabriel Darku) and Viv (Aurora Burghart), are forced to live in a town trapped in the past.
From the comics by Steve Niles and Damien Worm, this Netflix adaptation is the perfect example of a good idea executed poorly. From phony acting to cringe dialogues, the murky cinematography, and filler episodes, October Faction leaves a poor impression. Glad they canceled it after a season.
2. The Grudge and Ju-On: Origins
Acting as a reboot to a 2004 remake of the original Japanese films of the same name, The Grudge is a rigid paced, humdrum horror that fails to be scary, exciting or particularly logical. Netflix Ju-On: The Origins, another take on the same concept working as an origin again fails to capture the essence which made the Japanese classic one of the best horror films of all time.
1. Fantasy Island
Directed by Jeff Wadlow (the last year dud, Truth or Dare), starring Michael Peña, Lucy Hale and Maggie Q is a ridiculously tangled, clumsy, tonally incoherent is a messed up movie coming from the Blumhouse Productions (currently the production house.
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