The Strangers: Prey at Night Review
In all of the years I’ve been watching horror films, I can’t recall a more anticipated and sought after sequel. Think about it. In this genre, fans loathe remakes with ferocious passion and sequels are not that far behind on the hatred meter. At least, that’s how it used to be. It always seemed to be the opposite when it came to The Strangers, however. It feels as if as soon as the first one was released and reached [...]
Moon Child Review
Since I started reviewing films, years ago, I have come to know Cult Epics as one of the best distributors of genre flicks; Everything from sound and picture quality to packaging and bonus features are top-notch on the few releases I own from them. With that said, I assumed I couldn’t go wrong by adding another of their releases to my collection. My latest Cult Epics acquisition is Agustí Villaronga’s Moon Child.
Generally, I utilize the second paragraph in [...]
Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell Review
I can’t necessarily explain why, but I’ve always been a huge fan of franchises in the horror genre. The more sequels in a series, the better, I say. This is especially true in the current state of horror, or film in general really, where everything and anything is being given the remake treatment. Thankfully, instead of getting a Tremors reboot, we continue to receive films that expand the lore originally created almost 30 years ago with the release of the [...]
Insidious: The Last Key Review
I’ve been on a huge giallo kick lately and while the films of Fulci, Argento, and the rest of the maestros of the golden age of horror will forever be held in high regard, it is nice to get back into something more modern. I have really enjoyed this franchise ever since the first installment and I am happy to finally view its latest chapter, directed by Adam Robitel, Insidious: The Last Key.
Master clairvoyant, Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye), [...]
After months of watching movies “just for fun,” I figured it’s time to dust off the old keyboard and share a few of my thoughts on one. I’m not sure I even remember how to do this, but what better way to dive back into the swing of things than with Ted Geoghegan’s newest film, Mohawk.
During a time when the Brits and Americans were at war, the Mohawk tribe is doing its best to remain neutral. This is [...]
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 [...]