prequel

Jun 4 2015

Insidious: Chapter 3

For 11 years, actor and writer Leigh Whannell has been scaring moviegoing audiences with his intense screenplays, creating two major powerhouse horror franchises with the Saw and Insidious films. Now, he steps behind the camera to direct for the first time with Insidious: Chapter 3, a prequel that takes place “A few years before the […]
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Oct 2 2014

Annabelle

Last year’s The Conjuring was an unexpected surprise for me; I saw it at an 8p showing the night before it came out in a theater that only had (at most) 20 other paying customers, and it genuinely scared all of us into submission. When the news broke that Annabelle, the doll featured in the […]
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Jun 21 2013

Monsters University

I really like it when prequels have some fun with the mythos presented by the original film. The Thing from 2011 was a good example of this, dovetailing nicely into John Carpenter’s original The Thing from 1982. Monsters University, the latest from Disney/Pixar, builds into 2001’s Monsters, Inc. quite well, helping to set up characters […]
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