Monsters: Dark Continent is in many ways an attempt to transpose Full Metal Jacket or Black Hawk Down levels of realism into what initially appears to be nothing more than a B-grade riff on elements drawn from science fiction stalwarts as diverse as Jurassic Park, War of the Worlds and “The Twilight Zone,” and for my part at least I found this particular meshing of genres and ideas continually fascinating.
The Bay is a disgustingly suspenseful yarn that got under my skin, and I kept shivering long after I left the theatre.
Cornish has delivered an invigorating, supercharged frolic. Attack the Block is out of this world, and to call it anything else would be a bloody man-eating crime.
For a blissfully exhausting, fast and furious 80 minutes, Reeves pays homage to 1950s giant monster classics while also imaginatively making the genre deviously his own.
30 Days of Night is a marvelously bloodcurdling horror show I can’t wait to sink my teeth into again.
The Descent is a freefall into fear not to be missed.
Alien holds up as if it were made yesterday.