“Halloween Kills”: One-Sentence Review

Never lacking in the dummy-had-it-coming scenes, Halloween Kills buries the rules and the sense, if there ever was any, and has some fun with the Michael Myers mythology.

7 out of 12 Tamales

“Candyman (2021)”: One-Sentence Review

Director Nia DaCosta’s contemporary Candyman sequel makes a beeline toward powerful and poignant social commentary, sometimes at the cost of coherency, yet the scares are consistently at a buzz.

7.5 out of 12 Tamales

“Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark”: One-Sentence Review

Tell in the Dark’s acting barely has the oomph to carry this middling for-young-adults “scary” movie past the first act, but thankfully, some decent second-half jolts and improved performances make this a movie worth watching in the dark at least once.

7 out of 12 Tamales