I can’t tell you how many times I have sat in a theater, viewing trailer after trailer, shouting out, “oh, that is gonna be good!” Sometimes I am right, but sometimes I am totally and utterly wrong. On the other hand, there are times when I completely dismiss a film based on a preview that looks downright awful, only to be surprised by the actual full-length film. That is exactly what happened with Justin Dec’s Countdown.
The House by the Cemetery Review
After years of running this site, I have a confession to make. Even though I’ve taken the last name “Fulci” for my on-site persona, I have actually missed out on quite a few of the films made by my namesake, the maestro himself, Lucio Fulci. One that I actually have seen in the past, however, is his 1981 flick, The House by the Cemetery. Read on to see how revisiting this one went, years after my initial viewing.
Fury of the Demon Review
From time to time, I like to take breaks from watching traditional films and focus more on documentaries. I watched and reviewed one last week and I have been checking some out on Netflix as well. Luckily, I also happened to have another one, unwatched, right on my shelf with tons of other still sealed flicks. There was not better time than tonight to watch Fabian Delage’s Fury of the Demon.
It is said that there is [...]
I’ve always felt that sci-fi and horror were a match made in heaven, er, hell. While the two genres used to be mixed together more commonly back in the golden era of the 80s, it feels as though we get don’t enough of it nowadays. Luckily there are some filmmakers who are still daring enough to meld the two together. Brad Sykes is one of those brave souls and he did so pretty effectively in his 2008 film, Plaguers. [...]
Wrinkles the Clown Review
I was an 80’s baby, which means I was still fairly young when the internet really started to boom. Even still, I’ve never been up on all of these viral sensations, creepypastas, or whatever else you want to call them. Apparently there is one so effective it deserves a documentary exploring its lore. I’m referring to Wrinkles the Clown and the documentary by Michael Beach Nichols.
Parents in Florida can hire Wrinkles the Clown to scare their children [...]
The Lighthouse Review
A lot can happen in a year’s time. I know I will eventually run into a string of films that will be less than enjoyable. In hopes to kick things off in the right direction, however, I’ve decided to make my first review of 2020 be about a film that I was looking forward to quite a bit. That film is Robert Eggers’ The Lighthouse.
Two lighthouse keepers must remain calm and keep their sanity intact after [...]