It appears that American horror is finally on the upswing. Seeing two real horror films in a week is a definite rarity and something I welcome with open arms. It also seems that director Jennifer Lynch (daughter of David), may be making her strong presence felt in a genre that's been dwindling for the last decade or possibly more. Chained is the first horror movie in years that actually gave me chills.
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I'm happy to report that my disappointment in the American horror menu is finally turning to satisfaction as Sinister and Chained have both delivered an ingredient that's been missing. Maybe they're just the appetizer for what's to come. I'm truly hoping that this is the direction that we're headed because Chained made this grown man squirm in his seat while turning my head numerous times. This movie is not for the squeamish and not for those that have an issue with realistic portrayals of sexually charged violence. However, I suggest you see it. We can all use a little evil sometimes.