Category Archives: Horror

MIDNIGHT MASS

When it comes to masterpieces of modern horror, Mike Flanagan’s track record is like no other. From films like Gerald’s Game (2017) and Doctor Sleep (2019) to shows such as The Haunting of Hill House (2018) and The Haunting of Bly Manor (2020), the man has proven time and time again that he’s one of […]

MIDNIGHT MASS is a thought-provoking, harrowing and ambitious religious horror spectacle!

An American Werewolf in London

Something of a blast, John Landis’ 1981 horror comedy is one of these few films that gets just about everything right. Written in the 60’s, after an experience while working on WWII action movie Kelly’s Heroes, Landis had shelved the result while his own stature grew via hits like Kentucky Fried Movie, Animal House and […]

An American Werewolf in London

The Seattle Supernatural Slasher – Malignant (2021)

Cutting out the cancer. So this is about a woman named Madison (Annabelle Wallis). She has the worst sleep paralysis of all time because she slips away to another place entirely and witnesses gruesome murders. They’re not just bad dreams, though, they are actually happening. I knew three things about this going in: 1. This […]

The Seattle Supernatural Slasher – Malignant (2021)

Agnes

Direct from Montreal’s premiere genre film festival, Fantasia, may I present: Agnes. Sphenisciphobia is the fear of nuns. That’s going to be relevant very shortly. Are you afraid of nuns? I don’t find them particularly scary myself, but there is something creepy about them, stripped of identity and personality, existing outside of society, of culture, of […]

Agnes

“The Sleepless Unrest”

It doesn’t look like much. The Harrisville, Rhode Island home might not get a lot of second or third looks on Zillow. “Needs paint” translates as “rustic” and “historic.” “Low ceilings” just means its out of date. But “historic” is right on the mark. This 300 year-old wood frame/clapboard house is where the events depicted […]

Documentary Review: The “Conjuring” house goes AirBnB — “The Sleepless Unrest”

The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It

The year is 1981 and Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga, of course!) have just screwed up another exorcism.  Only Ed hears as Arne Johnson (Ruairi O’Connor) begs the demon that has possessed 8 year-old David Glatzel (Julian Hilliard) to enter him instead.  Unfortunately, Ed also has a heart attack and passes […]

Film Review: The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (dir by Michael Chaves)

Horror fan stuck among serial killers, all in “Vicious Fun”

It’s hard to think of a movie, short or feature-length, a TV show or a play that, setting out to ridicule the critic profession, hasn’t landed a few sucker punches and body blows. Jon Lovitz, paunchy and animated for TV, always reviewing movies in T-shirts studios give out to advertise their movies, Bob Balaban’s owlish, […]

Movie Review: Horror fan stuck among serial killers, all in “Vicious Fun”

“Gaia” (2021)

“There’s something sinister in the woods.” It’s not a direct line of dialogue from NEON’s upcoming eco-horror film “Gaia” but it could have been. This eerie new chiller from director Jaco Bouwer utilizes the tried-and-true creepy forest setting to great effect, sucking us into another bizarre and unsettling deep-woods scenario that melds mystery with the […]

REVIEW: “Gaia” (2021)

The Amusement Park

This recently restored film is an interesting look at George Romero and a controversial subject. The Amusement Park (1973) was a discarded film, originally created by Romero as a commission work for the Lutheran Service Society in Pittsburg, but not widely used and thought lost. The original 16mm reels were sitting in Romero’s basement aka […]

One Day YOU will be old – The Amusement Park review #georgeromero

Krasinski: A Quiet Place Part II (2021)

A Quiet Place was perhaps the pinnacle of the sensory deprivation horror of the late 2010s – the last of a plethora of films that tried to reinvest the multiplex with a new sensory immediacy by focusing on characters who had one or many senses disabled. That movement didn’t necessarily feel exhausted by A Quiet […]

Krasinski: A Quiet Place Part II (2021)