Tag Archives: Home Invasion
I may have things a little backwards here. Since I’m a firm believer in the saying “it’s better late than never,” I decided to squeeze a Thanksgiving-related review in here before going full-on Christmas mode. With that said, continue on to read my thoughts about Marcus Dunstan’s Pilgrim.
In hopes of bringing her family closer, Anna has invited a group of Thanksgiving re-enactors to her home for the holiday. Never breaking character, the new guests take some [...]
Red Letter Day Review
Thanksgiving has come and gone and I have sufficiently stuffed myself for an entire four days. Instead of jumping right into the Christmas-themed flicks, I think it best for my sanity to keep things in the realm of ordinary, non-holiday horror for a bit. The film I chose to help me do just that is Cameron Macgowan’s Red Letter Day.
Melanie and her two children are adjusting to their new lives in the quiet community of Aspen [...]
Although he had such a strong debut into the genre a couple of years back, I wasn’t sure whether we would get another horror film from Jordan Peele. Was it a one time thing? Had he just needed to get the horror bug out of his system? Luckily for fans of his work and the genre as a whole, it certainly was not just one-and-done, as we are now treated to his latest film, Us.
A family [...]
Don't Breathe Review
It is a rare occurrence, but there are times when a new filmmaker pops onto the horror scene and immediately shows tons of promise, simply with only one film. The film I’m specifically referring to is 2013’s Evil Dead, the filmmaker, of course, Fede Alvarez. The man already had two strikes against him — his feature-film debut is a remake (or is it a sequel?) and it just so happened to be a re[quel] of a cult favorite Sam [...]
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 [...]
There have been a string of really unique and creative home invasion films over the past few years. Movies including You’re Next, The Aggression Scale, and more recently Intruders and Hush have really livened up the sub-genre, making it an exciting experience every time. Luckily for fans of this style of horror, there continue to be more up and coming filmmakers who decide to take a stab at it. First-time feature director, Michael Thelin has done just that [...]