Tag Archives: Witches
Dead Night Review
Years ago, I was able to crank out review after review, on almost a daily basis. Lately, it’s become extremely hard to find the time to do so, naturally causing movies to pile up on my shelf. When I do find a spare hour or two, I’ll grab whichever one from the pile looks the most interesting, usually based on cover art alone. Fortunately for me, Brad Baruh’s Dead Night was one hell of a movie to pick at random! [...]
Cherry Tree Review
While there is somewhat of an oversaturation of multiple horror sub-genres — zombies, found footage, etc — there is one theme I’d like to see explored a little more frequently. What I am referring to is witchcraft. There have been witches in horror before and with the recent release of The Witch, I predict we will be seeing a lot more of it in the near future, as well. Luckily, I didn’t have to wait too long for that [...]
The Craft Review
The mid-nineties tale of a high school coven has yet to lose its luster, nearly 20 years after its original release. It almost received a sequel, but thankfully that never blossomed, leaving the ending neatly sealed. Despite the rumors of a potential remake/sequel/reboot, I’m hoping they leave this one alone. Would a movie that echoes Clueless with Buffy peppered in fair well now? It wouldn’t. It wasn’t groundbreaking movie making, but it’s fun and relentless in its own methods. The [...]
Salem: Season One Review
WGA America is known for their choice re-run roster — How I Met Your Mother, Walker Texas Ranger, and Parks & Recreation amongst others, predominately. As their first original scripted show, they ordered a 13 episode run that was received very well amongst fans that had begun under the working title Malice. Salem’s reception echoes the success of Hemlock Grove as critics didn’t quite grasp what many fans of the horror genre were able to see the [...]
Witching and Bitching Review
We’ve all seen copious amounts of zombie or vampire flicks over the years. It seems everyone is making them. What we haven’t seen, however, is any real attention paid to the subject of witches. I am extremely happy to say that with Alex de la Iglesia’s new film, Witching and Bitching, we finally get another solid entry in the void that is the witch sub-genre.
A group of misfits rob a pawn shop to make some big bucks fast. [...]
All Cheerleaders Die Review
I’ll never understand how much I can be fooled by a movie’s trailer! When I first heard about Lucky McKee and Chris Sivertson’s 2013 film, All Cheerleaders Die, I was intrigued and excited. The trailer made the film look like it could be a pretty fun time, but while it did have its strengths, the film overall wasn’t as good as I expected.
The film starts off with a bang — We are watching the beginning of a student-made [...]