"Saw IV" is reasonably entertaining if you just want to see people die in cruel ways, but by now everything that made the previous entries unique has become clichéd and this movie doesn't want to take any risks...
"Deliver us From Evil" doesn't contain a single original idea, other than maybe making Joel McHale into a bad-ass, but it takes those familiar possession concepts and blends them with the clichés of a gritty police drama. This mating of genres is fairy unique and it helps that they have chemistry together, making the film seem more original than it really is.
"23:59" has a strong first act, shrouding itself in mystery, a chillingly foreboding atmosphere and creepy scares. Unfortunately, its initial success only makes the rest of the movie suck that much harder. Even though I adore military themed horror flicks, this ghost-thriller is a casualty of war.
“V/H/S/2” mastered the formula of its predecessor, being incredibly well paced- a rarity for any anthology- and improved the quality of each individual short, while making sure the tone was consistent. It also helps that the film is pretty scary.
"Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones" is neither the best or the worst of the franchise and will probably be remembered as the most divisive. There is a lot of good and bad within it, but most viewers will probably latch onto the good or bad, making the movie seem much better or worse than it really is.
Everything about "Insidious: Chapter 2" felt unnecessary from its conception and now that I've witnessed the film, I still believe it was unnecessary. But at the same time...I can't deny that I enjoyed myself.