Killer Klowns from Outer Space Review
One of my favorite overlooked films has got to be 1988’s Killer Klowns From Outer Space. Most self-respecting cinema fans would take one look at the title and not even give it the time of day. I, however, don’t respect myself… wait. In all seriousness, this movie was a staple of my youth and has become a family favorite now that I have children of my own.
Killer Klowns From Outer Space is almost the perfect introduction to genre [...]
Halloween II Review
The new Halloween is heading right for us this October, but before it wipes the slate clean, I figured I’d review 1981’s Halloween II. In the name of Ben Tramer, who will never be forgotten, this one’s for you.
Halloween 2 is my personal favorite in the franchise for many reasons. It can be played back-to-back with the original, it ups the ante for the body count, the backstory is revealed, and The Shape gets a fitting end… or [...]
The Song of Solomon Review
After being part of the horror community for so many years, you start to hear rumblings of the next film that you “just have to see.” These films generally push the envelope, taking things like gore and gratuitous nudity to the next level. Years ago, they were traded on VHS tapes as a type of underground barter system among diehard horror enthusiasts. In 2018, however, films like this are more readily available, while still causing tons of controversy. One series [...]
With social media constantly bombarding us with instantaneous updates about the everyday occurrences of everyone’s lives, it is extremely difficult to stay spoiler-free from any form of entertainment. Still, I do my best to steer clear of anything that may ruin a movie for me before I ever get a chance to see it for myself. Hell, sometimes I don’t even read the synopsis plastered on the back of a home release’s artwork/case because I just want to go into [...]
Bram Stoker's Shadow Builder Review
There are few authors who are synonymous with the horror genre. In modern times, we have the likes of Stephen King or Dean Koontz. Older names consist of Mary Shelley with her story of Dr. Frankenstein and his monster and, similarly, Bram Stoker with Dracula. Abraham Stoker wrote many more stories, however. In 1998, over 100 years after its original publication, one short in particular was turned into a feature film, Jamie Dixon’s Bram Stoker’s Shadow Builder.
An underground [...]
Another WolfCop Review
Any fan of werewolf flicks knows that there has been a shortage of good films in the horror sub-genre as of late. We’ve had some great entries over the last few years with the likes of Late Phases and Howl, but that’s all I can really think of that are worth mentioning. Oh, other than that one great horror comedy from a few years back called WolfCop. Four years later, writer and director Lowell Dean has finally delivered [...]
The Violence Movie Review
There are different tiers of horror film. I’m not talking about the multitude of sub-genres like found footage, creature feature, etc. What I’m referring to here is the quality and overall budget level of films in the genre we love. Of course, there are your Hollywood blockbusters, which most fans seem to hate before they even see so much as a trailer, all the way down to the low-budget indie flicks of your favorite up-and-coming directors. Then there is the [...]
It has been something of an on-again off-again quest of mine, over the years, to watch as many bigfoot films as I can. There have been some good and some bad, but there was one that always seemed to elude me. Now, with its brand new remaster and first time Blu-ray release, there was no better time to finally sit down and watch Ryan Schifrin’s Abominable.
Confined to a wheelchair on the second floor of his home with a [...]