Consensus: Here is a haunted house movie that tries to scare the audience with unconvincing CGI effects. It is interesting that this blandly made flick came out about the same time as “The Blair Witch Project”. That film was made for a tiny fraction of the cost yet was infinitely more intense and scary.
Consensus: “The Blair Witch Project” created a whole new genre full of copy cat movies for years. Looking back on it now this is still one of the creepiest and frightening films I have seen. The minimalist approach really effected me in a big way. This film got into my mind and unnerved me.
Consensus: If you always wanted to see a version of “Jaws” where the sharks are genetically enhanced, super smart and the size of a truck, then this is the movie for you. I loved it.
Consensus: “Eyes Wide Shut” is an intriguing sexual adventure from master filmmaker Stanley Kubrick. This was his final film before he passed on. I found it entrancing and mysterious but a bit too long. Some scenes seemed to go on endlessly.
Consensus: “Lake Placid” falls into the ‘so bad its good’ category. This film gave me a lot of laughs and I think they might of been unintended.
Consensus: Anthony Hopkins and Cuba Gooding Jr. keep this sloppy movie some what watchable but they can’t save it.
Consensus: “The Thirteenth Floor” suffers from a muddled script, slow pacing and poorly conceived characters.