I have mixed feelings about Steven Soderbergh’s latest thriller Unsane. I liked the way he worked his trademark indictment of the health insurance industry into the film’s story, which made it seem more realistic. On the other hand, the whole movie was shot on an iPhone, and the results are a blurry, dreary movie, especially when the scenes are shot inside the insane asylum. Everything seems to fade into the background. I found the movie suspenseful, but not scary.
It turns out to be an unpleasant movie about an unpleasant woman who is being stalked, or is she losing her mind? Whatever’s happening to her, she isn’t sympathetic thanks to her offensive personality.
Maybe if Soderbergh uses a newer-model iPhone next time, his movie won’t look so blurry.
Soderbergh is a good match for horror movies, because he has a realistic approach to them, which makes them more believable.
I’ll recommend Unsane, but with reservations.
Bryan Cassiday’s new collection of horror short stories Unhinged: Tales of Madness and Horror is now available on Kindle. Buy it now.
The audiobook version of Bryan Cassiday’s Unhinged: Tales of Madness and Horror is now in production. It is set to be released some time in April 2018. The e-book is available for preorder on Amazon.
Bryan Cassiday has a collection of his new horror stories being published in March. The stories revolve around an insane asylum and the murderers and madmen who populate it, as well as the doctors who treat them.
Halloween is almost here. This is the perfect time of the year to buy a zombie boxed set–like Zombie Apocalypse: The Chad Halverson Series available on Kindle.
T S Elliot had it wrong. This is the way the world ends . . . not with a whimper but a bang as gangs of bloodthirsty zombies run amok, decimating humanity.
Just in time for Halloween, here’s a new horror story called “Nobody Has a Prayer” by S K Slade, recommended by Bryan Cassiday. If you like horror with dummies, you should like
“Nobody Has a Prayer” now on Kindle.
A vagrant in Los Angeles encounters something even more horrible than his life.