Tag Archives: Slasher
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 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 [...]
The Strangers: Prey at Night Review
In all of the years I’ve been watching horror films, I can’t recall a more anticipated and sought after sequel. Think about it. In this genre, fans loathe remakes with ferocious passion and sequels are not that far behind on the hatred meter. At least, that’s how it used to be. It always seemed to be the opposite when it came to The Strangers, however. It feels as if as soon as the first one was released and reached [...]
There is nothing more exciting than finding new slasher films from the golden era of horror. The 80’s saw releases of some of the greatest horror films of all time. Among them are slasher greats like Intruder, Maniac, and The Burning. Now, I have another to add to the ever-growing list with Dick Maas’ Amsterdamned.
A deranged killer is murdering people throughout Amsterdam. He is able to avoid capture, however, by using the city’s canal system [...]
Red Christmas Review
When I was younger, it seemed as though I had all the time in the world. A day would take forever to pass and my summer vacations from school felt like an eternity. Now? Now, it feels as though a complete week passes in the blink of an eye. It is already October 1st, even though it feels like I was celebrating New Years Day just yesterday. We have yet to reach Halloween, so I don’t want to rush time [...]
With Halloween right around the corner, I am trying my damnedest to get back into the role of ‘horror film critic.’ While last week I reviewed a recent Hollywood production (see The Mummy), I decided to visit the other side of the spectrum with a low-budget indie flick this week. Was Bev Land’s Lycan worth both my time and yours? Read on to find out…
A group of students are given an assignment to work together and rediscover a [...]
Cards of Death Guest Review
Cards of Death has a very interesting existence and story. Written by, directed by, and starring Will MacMillan (The Crazies, Christmas Evil), the film was released in 1986 via a limited edition VHS run in Japan. After this, the film was considered lost for 28 years until Bleeding Skull Video got their hands on a copy and decided to re-release the film in America, again via a limited edition VHS run.
The plot for Cards of Death [...]