Tag Archives: Cults
Have you ever watched a movie so terrible that you wanted your money back, only to realize you were streaming the movie on Amazon Prime so you couldn’t rightly demand anything back except maybe your time? Well, that pretty much sums up my experience watching Alejandro Amenábar’s clumsy and ill-conceived supernatural thriller Regression. Before the hate rolls in, I must admit several things: I love Alejandro Amenábar, Emma Watson is my hero, and I think Ethan Hawke is a [...]
The Sacrament Review
I’ve never been more confused about a director than I am with Ti West. I absolutely loathed what he did with Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever, I loved House of the Devil and his segment, ‘Second Honeymoon,’ in the anthology film, V/H/S/, was letdown by his The ABCs of Death contribution, ‘M is for Miscarriage,’ and was underwhelmed by the slow-burning The Innkeepers. The thing is, I really want to enjoy his work. So, I keep coming [...]
Devil's Knot Review
Based on the true story of the West Memphis three, Atom Egoyan’s Devil’s Knot is one of the most interesting and disturbing films I’ve ever seen. Not disturbing in the way most films that Roger and I review are, but because of the amount of lunacy that occurred in the courtroom in Arkansas in 1994.
Three 8-year-old boys are found dead, bound and castrated, in the town’s river. The entire town, including the police department and court judge place the [...]
Similar to how I was checking out the Bloody Disgusting Selects film series months back, I recently starting watching the movies released in the After Dark Originals series. I’ve seen a bunch of great films already, including Zev Berman’s 2007 flick, Borderland.
Three friends take an impromptu road trip to a town on the Mexican border. What starts out as a fun getaway with drugs, beautiful women, and a promise of a good time, quickly turns into a nightmare. [...]
Children of Sorrow Review
When I was in college, I had to do a research paper on David Koresh and the Branch Davidians. When the entire ordeal took place, there was no Twitter, Facebook, or any other type of social media, so it was hard to know for sure what exactly was happening on a daily basis inside the walls of the Waco, Texas compound. I’m sure not all religious cults are the same, but Jourdan McClure’s Children of Sorrow may very well [...]
Holy Ghost People Review
XLrator Media is quickly becoming one of my favorite studios which releases films in the horror genre, under their Macabre label. I know Roger has written reviews for a few of their films (see Saturday Morning Mystery, Banshee Chapter) and after watching Outpost, myself, I can say I know for certain that this studio is dedicated to releasing only the best to the horror community. Mitchell Altieri’s Holy Ghost People is definitely no exception to that notion. [...]
The Bridgewater Triangle Review
I have always enjoyed watching documentaries, especially those dealing with anything horror-related. When I was approached to watch and review Aaron Cadieux and Manny Famolare’s “The Bridgewater Triangle,” I jumped at the chance!
The Bridgewater Triangle is a region located in the Southeastern portion of Massachusetts. Within this triangularly marked off area, occurrences of strange phenomena has been reported for over 30 years. What kind of strange phenomena? Anything you can think of! According to this documentary, there have been [...]