Paranormal Activity is unlike anything I have seen. During my first year in college, this film was all the rage. I remember seeing commercials of people reacting to this movie in … Continue reading Paranormal Activity: An Immersive Experience
Malcolm in the Middle was one of the many staples of my childhood. Its whimsey and humor brought heart and levity to many households in the early 2000s. I got … Continue reading Stay Alive-A Cautionary Tale
I became aware of The Mist thanks to actor, musician, and part-time Sith Sam Witwer in 2008, which was a great year for Witwer since he played Davis Bloome, aka Doomsday, in … Continue reading The Mist 2007 Film Review: A Page from Stephen King’s Pandora’s Box
By Guest Writer Alan Holmes “Three Mothers, lost to time, predating all Christian invention. Pre-God, pre-Devil; Mother Tenebrarum, Mother Lachrymarum, and Mother Suspiriorum: tears, darkness, and sighs.” Such are the … Continue reading Volktales – A Tale of Two Suspirias
SPOILERS FOR HALLOWEEN KILLS When you get down to it, Michael Myers is a homebody. The same thing tying Jason Voorhees to Camp Crystal Lake and Freddy Krueger to the … Continue reading Halloween Kills Review: The Night He Came Home. Again.
I always wondered over the years if The Mummy was considered a pure horror film. The 1932 classic starring Boris Karloff was considered horror. Even my local library identifies the 1999 blockbuster … Continue reading The Mummy: A Successful Remake
I must confess I am late to the James Wan train–at least, in terms of his ties to the horror genre. I admired how he added something so special to … Continue reading The Conjuring: The Birth of a Cinematic Universe
I have to tip my hat to Jordan Peele (Key and Peele), who starred in iconic comedic shows with an explosive fan base. But he has my eternal admiration for … Continue reading Get Out: As Art Reflects Life
Carmilla, written by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, is one of vampire fiction’s earliest tales and predates Dracula by almost thirty years. Along with a poem written by Heinrich August Ossenfelder—which tells of a vampire … Continue reading Carmilla 2020: Where Are All the Vampires?
I was woefully unprepared for the opening scene of Santa’s Slay, which features a dysfunctional family – headed by the Nanny herself, Fran Drescher – sitting down for Christmas Dinner, … Continue reading Don’t Mess with Santa (A Santa’s Slay Review)
There isn’t a lot of Christmas cheer in this messy, low budget holiday slasher directed by and starring Edmund Purdon, but it does feature a musical number from Bond Girl … Continue reading Don’t Open Till Christmas Is a Messy Holiday Slasher
Spoiler warning! This post contains key plot elements from the horror slasher flick Return to Horror High. If you haven’t seen this movie, go watch it (or don’t–it’s actually pretty … Continue reading The Convoluted Return to Horror High and the Death of George Clooney
BY MACK VELTMAN SPOILER WARNING! I’m discussing key plot elements from the film. If you haven’t seen this movie, go watch it, and then come back and read my review. … Continue reading Prom Night 1980 Review
Angela from Sleepaway Camp is back! Well—not really. There’s a familiar vibe to Felissa Rose’s over-the-top performance as Ms. Jessica Bloom, a teacher who chaperons some students at risk of … Continue reading Camp Twilight and the Return of (Almost) Angela
BY MACK VELTMAN There’s no getting around it–this movie is pure trash, and even fans of bad cinema will have a hard time making it through this hour and twenty-five … Continue reading Horror Movie Review: Killer Workout