I Am Not a Serial Killer Guest Review
I am cautious about the term “indie horror;” As someone who likes independent and horror films, I appreciate that horror can be both smart and scary. ‘Terrifying’ doesn’t mean gratuitous amounts of violence or cliché jump scares anymore. It helps of course to possess those theatrical tropes, but it isn’t a deal breaker if a movie lacks the axe-wielding, gut spilling terror that is often associated with the genre. Even though I can appreciate how far horror movies have come [...]
The Invitation Guest Review
When I graduated high school, I promised myself that by the time my ten-year reunion rolled around, I would gladly accept the invite just so I could show up and brag about the high profiled life I imagined for myself. I admit, I was an imaginative, nerdy, and socially awkward 18-year-old who spent more time hiding in the library than socializing with my graduating class. I hated my small town and my small school because I felt like an outsider [...]
Hush Guest Review
“I can come in anytime I want. And I can get you, anytime I want. But I’m not going to. Not until it’s time. When you wish you’re dead…that’s when I’ll come inside.”
What’s worse than having a masked killer appear at your window when you’re completely isolated, living alone in the woods? Experiencing all of the above without the ability to hear anything. And that is where the heart-pounding thriller, Hush, from acclaimed writer and director, Mike Flanagan [...]
Tusk Guest Review
Funny. Gory. The most disturbing thing I’ve ever seen. Funnyman Kevin Smith directs the horror movie Tusk, based on a strange Craigslist ad he saw a few years back. It has Smith’s usual witty humor along with moments that made my jaw drop and my face cringe. It is very dialogue-heavy, as are many Kevin Smith movies, with great camerawork and amazing special effects makeup on Justin Long.
After seeing the movie and discussing it with people, something that [...]
The Babadook Guest Review
The 2005 short film, “Monster,” gets a full treatment and Jennifer Kent (director and writer) couldn’t have unleashed it at a better time, daring to stray from the canon possession tale of the slew of spooky, ghostly features (more Paranormal Activities, Oculus, The Conjuring spin-offs, etc.) Already the winner of several awards (AACTA, Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Award), there is no excuse to deny The Babadook. It will only make it stronger.
Australian Best [...]
A Serbian Film Guest Review
I have seen a myriad of unspeakable films. However, the 2010 movie, A Serbian Film makes Cannibal Holocaust, The Human Centipede 1 and 2, Traces of Death (yes, Traces not Faces), and the I Spit on Your Grave series look like a walk in the park.
I had never heard of this movie until a friend brought it to my attention. With piqued curiosity, I got my best movie guy on the mission of getting this movie for [...]