So by turning on VRV, I decided to watch one of the movies on my viewing list while I gamed. The choice of the day — 2016’s Better Watch Out. The film claims to be a play on the old home invasion films, but it has one huge twist during half of the film that I can not say without giving it away. So it is a bit of a true challenge to review this film without giving away [...]
Better Watch Out Guest Review
The Lift Review
In horror, whether literature or film, we’ve seen haunted automobiles, haunted washing machines, and of course haunted houses. Very rarely have we seen anything like a haunted elevator shaft. That is unless you’ve watched Dick Maas’ 1983 film, The Lift, of course.
After a brief power outage, a group of had-too-much-to-drink couples gets stuck inside of an elevator. With the elevator’s air conditioning also not working, the group doesn’t last long, passing out from heat exhaustion and almost losing [...]
The Stendhal Syndrome Review
There have been a number of times that I’ve changed my mind about a particular film, instances where I’ve gone from hating a movie the first time seeing it, only to enjoy it immensely during my next visit. That seems to be the case, once again, with Dario Argento’s 1996 film, The Stendhal Syndrome.
There is nothing more exciting than finding new slasher films from the golden era of horror. The 80’s saw releases of some of the greatest horror films of all time. Among them are slasher greats like Intruder, Maniac, and The Burning. Now, I have another to add to the ever-growing list with Dick Maas’ Amsterdamned.
A deranged killer is murdering people throughout Amsterdam. He is able to avoid capture, however, by using the city’s canal system [...]
Death Line Review
When I started reviewing horror films, years ago, I never imagined the myriad of obscure films that would be getting the Blu-ray (and sometimes 4K) re-mastered treatment. Films that were originally extremely hard to hunt down are now being delivered in stunning fashion. One of the latest that has followed this trend is Gary Sherman’s 1972 film, Death Line.
When a couple stumbles upon an unconscious man in the London subway system, they inform the nearest constable. Upon returning [...]
Around the time that Annabelle: Creation was hitting theaters, I acquired a film that also had to do with some sort of killer doll. I put it on my shelf without any real hesitation, as I figured it was just another cheap imitation looking to make a few bucks off of the possible success of the big horror sequel. This happens from time to time, so it isn’t really a surprise anymore. I was looking for something to watch this [...]
Another Evil Review
When I was younger, I hated the idea of horror comedies. Films that blended frights and laughs equally just didn’t make sense to me. If I wanted to laugh, I’d watch a straight-up comedy flick, not a horror one! As I grew older, however, I started watching more and more of these films that were actually very successful in combining both genres. Is Carson Mell’s supernatural comedy, Another Evil, one of the successful ones? Read on to find out. [...]
Lilith's Hell Review
As someone who runs a website dedicated to reviewing films, I have the privilege of receiving emails from studios and distribution companies about upcoming releases. As you may have noticed, the time I spend watching and reviewing movies has changed over the years, going from publishing multiple reviews in a day, at one point to, now, only once a week. Because of this, I rarely even look at the emails that come flooding into my inbox. I simply just do [...]