12/12 = The best Horror movie of the year! See it over and over. Buy it on Blue-Ray, download it and watch it over and over!
11/12 = One of the excellent Horror movies of the year. See it at the theater. Buy it on Blue-Ray or download it.
10/12 = The most frequently used score. It means the Horror Movie was good enough to pay to see it at the theaters. And since we love Horror movies, if they are well made, then you should!
9/12 = A great Horror Movie rental. You should see it in theaters, only if you are a dedicated Horror fan. Otherwise, it will make a great rental!
The 12 Nights Of Horror Movie Reviews
are a quick easy way to see what Horror Movies are worth watching at the theaters, on-demand, streaming or never, ever see it. Donster is a Horror movie fan, unlike most Critics, who are only out there to bash the Horror genre! You can trust the Monster!
My reviews are based on a (1-12) score out of 12 DARK MOONS.
8/12 = A solid rental Horror movie, or if you wait until it is streaming, it will be a great one to watch then.
7/12 =An OK Horror movie, but wait until it is streaming or on TV to watch.
6/12 =A So-So Horror movie that should only be watched if on a free platform and there is nothing but a Romance movie out there to watch!
5-1/12 = Don't waste your time watching these Horror Movies, unless the only other option available to watch on the secluded island you live on is "Twilight," In which case, carry on and watch these first!
The Grudge (2020)
9/12 DARK MOONS
A hair raising new tale...
Although this film has the same name as the original 2oo4 Americanized version by writer/director Takashi Shimizu, it's actually a completely new story written by Shimuzu about a woman who unwittingly brings the curse back with her from Japan to her home in the US, thus cursing multiple residents over time, as well as anyone else who enters the newly haunted house. The 2020 film is well written, acted and capably directed by Nicolas Pesce (Director of the very remarkable Eyes of My Mother). Pesce has a very quiet and still style that lends itself to the tension and creepiness of this film. However, It didn't feel like the scares in this 2020 version had quite the same impact as in the original two versions of the film (Ju-On 2002 and The Grudge 2004). But if you enjoyed those films, then this one has enough of the original hairy elements to make it worth a crawl to the theater, although we wouldn't hold a grudge if you decided to wait and brave watching it in your the dark confines of your own home later when it comes available.