I’ve been hesitant in past years getting my hopes up for films that are in some way a remake, reboot, or sequel. I guess I’m just tired of watching the same movie replayed in the same ways as before only with a lack of imagination. Enter Pet Sematary, a 1989 movie (adapted from a best-selling novel by Stephen King) that many people have fond memories … Continue reading Pet Sematary (2019) Review
I vividly remember seeing Jordan Peele’s 2017 directorial debut Get Out in the worst theater conditions imaginable. A packed, sold out house of rambunctious patrons ready to get their scare on is my typical worst nightmare when trying to watch a suspenseful thriller. To my astonishment, both the crowd and film were a pleasant experience. Having little knowledge of what I was in for, Get Out’s unique … Continue reading Us Review (Symbolism and Hidden Meanings)
Forty years ago, on Halloween night, Michael Myers (Nick Castle) stalked and killed the residents of Haddonfield, Illinois. Now he’s back with a vengeance to kill Laurie Strode (the scream queen herself, Jamie Lee Curtis) and family in an all new franchise reboot by Blumhouse Productions. John Carpenter’s classic slasher flick remains an iconic cultural piece of history and is often regarded as among the … Continue reading Halloween (2018) Review
While at the local showing for the new Halloween-themed flick Hell Fest, I noticed the formatting of the film on the screen was off by several feet. Meaning that the film projected on the wall and not completely on the screen. However, five-minutes into the film I realized it simply wouldn’t be worth the effort to raise from my chair and notify the staff of … Continue reading Hell Fest Review: One Helluva Movie!
The Sister Act just got a whole lot weirder with Blumhouse Production’s most recent film, The Nun. A film with a plot so clichéd, characters so one-noted, and soundtrack so overbearing, I believe The Nun is an unintentional parody of itself. The film stars Demián Bichir and Taissa Farmiga as a priest and a nun in training, respectively. They’re sent by the Vatican to investigate an isolated … Continue reading The Nun Review: An Unintentional Spoof of the Modern Horror Genre
After the financial success of not one, not two, but three Purge movies, I guess it was inevitable that Blumhouse would sooner or later make a fourth Purge flick. In The First Purge, we see the political origins of how the Purge eventually came to be, and how the initial round of participants respond to the carnage. It turns out that the first purge didn’t take place … Continue reading The First Purge: White People Ruin America (A Review)
The intent of most great horror flicks is to create an unsettling, suspenseful atmosphere for the moviegoer. It usually takes a film at least thirty minutes to effectively establish this mood, and sometimes the effort is in vain. Therefore, I consider it a true feat when a film like Hereditary sets this disturbing tone less than sixty seconds in. Somehow managing to keep the creepy … Continue reading Hereditary Review