John Erick Dowdle

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Review: Devil

Forget Satan — these days, is anything scarier than being trapped in an M. Night Shyamalan movie for 80 minutes?
In a surprise twist, this Shyamalan-affiliated film ain't half bad
By SHAULA CLARK  |  September 24, 2010


Every second horror film these days seems to be shot by some desperate character with a hand-held digital camera who half the time is running for his or her life.  
About as scary as a creaky door
By TOM MEEK  |  October 15, 2008

Autumn peeves

With pundits already reading political significance into summer blockbusters like The Dark Knight (“Is Batman a stand-in for George Bush? Discuss.”), the meatier movies of fall arrive not a moment too soon.
Films with a full agenda
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 08, 2008